Artist in Residency Program
The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present their newly appointed program and Artist in Residency, Nick George the Poet!
The Artist in Residency program allows artists the opportunity to engage with our audiences, students, and the Greater Lynchburg community by providing enriching experiences and messaging across our program initiatives.
The Artist in Residency program plans to bring various opportunities to connect with Nick George through curtain speeches, monthly poetry events, writing workshops, and more!
About Nick George
Newark, New Jersey born and raised, but Nick George has been part of Lynchburg’s arts and creative community for over a decade. Throughout these 10+ years, Nick has continuously grown as a poet, author, public speaker and facilitator. With a background in spoken word poetry, Nick finds inspiration for his work from his own life experiences and personal challenges.
As an artist, Nick has taken his talents to multiple stages and platforms, including 2017 TedXCharlottesville, where he performed an original piece, “Revenge of the Snap“, as an homage to his grandmother, Mrs. Inez George. Nick was also recognized as a contributor to “Generation Y, Spirituality & Social Change“, regarding the new spaces being crafted with creativity, passion and healing.
Locally, Nick has contributed to various campaigns and organizations around Lynchburg, including the Office of Economic Development, the YWCA, and the Academy Center of the Arts. He has also been recognized in 2017 as one of Lynchburg Living’s Millennials on the Move, as well as being one of the recipients of the Vice Mayor’s Award of Excellence in the same year. In 2020, Nicholas was one of the recipients of the YPCVA’S Level Up Award, which recognizes outstanding young professionals that are excelling professionally and making a difference in the Lynchburg region. Nicholas also received the 2021 Trailblazer Award from the Black Excellence Network of Lynchburg for his creative work in the community.
Through advocating for mental health and recognizing the utility of the performing arts, Nicholas uses his voice and skills to ignite social impact, challenge stigmas, and develop deep community.
Learn more about Nick George at his website by visiting, nickgeorgethepoet.com.