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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center awarded $260,000 in grants

  • 1:30 pm Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Howard Pousner

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, which unveiled a major renovation as part of its 40th anniversary celebration late last year, is positioned for a rosier future after announcements Thursday of two major grants from the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

The Contemporary received $200,000, the largest grant ever made by the Arts Fund to a single arts organization, as part of a pilot program intended to educate Atlanta’s small and medium-sized arts groups on achieving better capitalization.

The luncheon’s theme was “Capitalize — The Arts Count,” and it featured a keynote address on that topic by Rodney Christopher, senior fellow at the F.B. [More]