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Atlanta Contemporary Receives $75,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
January 30, 2018
For Immediate Release
Atlanta Contemporary receives $75,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
ATLANTA—January 30– Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce a $75,000 grant over two years from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Now in its third year of free admission, this grant provides funding in support of our exhibitions and programs – particularly project spaces such as Contemporary On-Site, Sliver Space, and Chute Space – that present short-term, responsive, and nimble exhibitions, screening, and site-specific installations by local, national, and international artists.
“Funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts acknowledges the strong artistic programming by Curator, Daniel Fuller, as well as strengthens our organizational capacity,” says Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director. “We are excited to continue our pursuit to present ambitious, thought-provoking, and challenging contemporary art to an ever-increasing audience here at Atlanta Contemporary."
About Atlanta Contemporary
Atlanta Contemporary engages the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary 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 100 consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes through our various exhibition and project spaces each year. We are one of the few local art organizations that commission new works, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. Additionally, we organize 100+ diverse educational programs annually including Contemporary Kids, Contemporary Cocktails, Contemporary Talks, Movement Love and more! Atlanta Contemporary provides on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through the Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. Visit atlantacontemporary.org to learn more.
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Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director