Changing The Way We All See Art.

Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting over 200 consequential artists and creatives from the local, national, and international art scenes through our various exhibition, project spaces, and programs each year. Atlanta Contemporary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is free admission, every day. We became free admission on September 1, 2015 to increase accessibility to the community of artists and arts enthusiasts in the metro-Atlanta area. 

We commission new works, paying particular attention to artists who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize over 125 programs annually including Contemporary Kids, Contemporary Cocktails, Contemporary Talks, and more! Atlanta Contemporary provides 13 on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through the Studio Artist Program.

By The Numbers | Demographics in FY23

Audiences: 63% Female, 30% Male, 7% Gender Non-Conforming; 77% BIPOC :: 54% Black/African American, 7% Asian, 8% LatinX, 1% Indigenous/Native American, 25% White/Caucasian, and 5% Other.

Artists: 63% Female, 30% Male, 7% Gender Non-Conforming; 25% Black/African American, 8% Asian, 13% LatinX, 50% White/Caucasian, and 3% Other.

Board: 67% Female, 33% Male; 44% Black/African American, 11% Asian, 11% LatinX and 33% White/Caucasian


Hello and welcome!

I’m Floyd Hall and I am honored and feel privileged to be the Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary.

I come to this role with an immense appreciation for Atlanta Contemporary’s legacy as a space of expression, innovation, and community, and I’m excited to continue the institution’s legacy of connecting art and artists of the moment with Atlanta audiences in a way that is engaging, thoughtful, and creates impactful moments of exchange. More importantly, I hope to foster a culture of active support for Atlanta Contemporary that demonstrates that the institution and the communities it serves are a true reflection of each other.

We welcome visitors to experience world-class art at Atlanta Contemporary for free every day, while also inviting individual support to expand our capacity. We welcome artists, curators, and our creative partners to see Atlanta Contemporary as a critical part of your career or organizational growth. We welcome our institutional and corporate neighbors to collaborate with Atlanta Contemporary in ways that advance the cultural significance of the Atlanta Region as a dynamic place to live, work, play, and invest.

The legacy of Atlanta Contemporary is intimately intertwined with that of Atlanta—the city and the people who love it—and I look forward to this new chapter as a transformational opportunity to contribute to both in the most amazing way possible.

Sincerely,Floyd

Executive Director


Our Studio Artist Program supports local working artists by providing subsidized studio space and by fostering a collaborative environment supportive of the creative process.

Learn more about the program.


Staff

Floyd Hall

Executive Director

director@atlantacontemporary.org

He/Him/His

Ethan Cantrell

Events Manager

ethan@atlantacontemporary.org

He/Him/His

Miranda Creagan

Operations Coordinator

operations@atlantacontemporary.org

She/Her/Hers

Makiko Maekawa

Contemporary Kids Instructor

She/Her/Hers


Board

Katina Asbell

Board Co-Chair

Associate Broker, The Asbell Golde Team | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Odessa M. Archibald

Board Co-Chair

Chief of Staff, Charitable Giving and Georgia Power Foundation

Alexandria Drohobyczer

VP, Head of Innovation & Execution, Better Life Partners

Corey Favor

Sr. Director of Community Engagement Talent and Culture at Orange Barrel Media

Tara Ghei

Founder + CEO / Advisor / Investor

Danielle Henry

Global Director, Integrated Marketing Instagram

Everett Long

Director, Health Marketing Strategy

Amanda Rhein

Executive Director, Atlanta Land Trust

Andrew Rodbell

Co-founder Post Meridiem Spirit Company

Anna Sylvester

Counsel, Health Law Strategists, LLC

Robin Stenzel

Chief People Officer, Sparq


Our Values

Our Core Values guide us in our work. Along with our Strategic Plan, our staff and board are committed to using our Core Values in the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art.

Innovation

We present experiences that are relevant to contemporary culture. We do this by inviting artists to create, introduce, and present artistic ideas.

Access

We provide a community-focused environment that fosters inclusivity and respect.

Quality

We uphold the highest standards of artistic, programmatic, and organizational excellence in every interaction that we have.

Influence

We lead our field and receive peer recognition through flawless program execution and effective implementation of our plans. We are responsive to our audience and those who aspire to work in the field of contemporary art.

Collaboration

We embrace and work with a wide variety of organizations, neighbors, partners, and communities to reach common goals and provide access to contemporary art in a variety of forms.


Nexus Fund

Nexus Fund

Founded by artists for artists, Atlanta Contemporary was built upon the principles of engaging in experimentation and risk-taking through exhibitions, programming, and support of working artists. The Nexus Fund expands upon the ethos of these early days. By establishing the Nexus Fund, Atlanta Contemporary gives direct and necessary support to visual arts projects being done by Metro Atlanta’s ever-growing community of contemporary arts practitioners. By supporting new work or through the expansion of an existing project, the Nexus Fund sponsors dynamic and innovative individual artists or partnerships. The Nexus Fund: Emergency Relief in first year gave $1,000 to support 60 self-identifying visual artists. Learn more about the fund and how to apply at thenexusfund.com.

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