Atlantic Center’s National Council guides the artistic direction of Atlantic Center. It is comprised of up to 20 artists and arts administrators representing the various disciplines. The members serve an unpaid three-year renewable term, and are selected by recommendations from current and past members, former Master Artists, and staff.
Master Artists are recommended by current and emeritus National Council members. The National Council meets annually to evaluate the past year’s programs, to preview the coming year’s agenda, and to discuss potential Master Artists. The members are available to ACA programming staff for consultations throughout the year.
David Randolph White, Chair
Artistic and Executive Director of THE YARD
Curator, Christie’s Contemporary Art
Author, former Editor of Washington Post Book World
Poet, Founder of Bowery Poetry Club
Kerry James Marshall
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
Literary Death Match
Edward Albee, chair emeritus
Playwright (March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016)