The formation of public/private partnerships with Georgia’s creative industries is an essential component of the Community for Creativity, providing students and teachers with cutting-edge experiences in emerging fields. Key partners have already provided opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, industry mentors, performances, and collaborative project experiences. We are actively searching for additional creative industry leaders to join our vision of exploring mutually beneficial innovative partnerships. Contact us to tell us about yourself or your company, and check out some of our collaborative projects with creative industry professionals below.


  • Georgia Tech Research Institute

    Our system has an outstanding partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) which provides access to GTRI researchers and industry professionals through technology demonstrations, lab tours, interviews, professional learning opportunities for teachers, and remote and in-person interactions. This collaboration...

  • Woodruff Arts Center

    The Fayette County Public School System has benefited immensely from a unique initiative with the Woodruff Arts Center that is engaging teachers and students of all ages across the system. Thanks to a generous anonymous grant donation in 2014, Woodruff...

  • Trilith Studios

    An exciting and innovative initiative has been developed by Trilith Studios (formerly Pinewood Atlanta Studios) and the Community for Creativity at Rising Starr Middle School. The program is focused on providing students a first-hand opportunity to learn about the diversity...

  • Hopewell United Methodist Church

    Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone has engaged with students K-12 in various garden projects, supporting hands-on learning in a diversity of STEAM subjects.  Most recently,  in 2020,  a collaborative, long-term Food Forest project was established, building a creative, flexible...

  • Malt Maker Media

    As part of the Community for Creativity pilot program, students at Rising Starr Middle School partnered with Malt Maker Media to learn firsthand about video production. In addition to this opportunity, several students are continuing to work with the company...

  • Stage Academy of Music

    The Stage Academy of Music partnership began with Rising Starr Middle School in 2013. In an effort to connect his music and recording studio meaningfully with the local school system, owner Brad Confer developed the RockFriday program to bridge the...