Atlantic Center for the Arts National Council guides the artistic direction of ACA.  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 Atlantic Center for the Arts programming staff for consultations throughout the year.

David Randolph White, Chair
Artistic and  Executive Director of THE YARD

Eric Bogosian
Playwright, actor

Amy Cappellazzo
Chairman of the Fine Art division of Sotheby’s.

Michael Dirda
Author, former Editor of Washington Post Book World

Cornelius Eady
Playwright, poet

Kyle Gann

Janie Geiser

Bob Holman
Poet, Founder of Bowery Poetry Club

Mary Luft
Tigertail Productions

Kerry James Marshall
Visual artist

Pepon Osorio
Visual artist

Paul Pope
Graphic novelist

Elizabeth Streb

Donald Sultan
Visual artist

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Adrian Zuniga
Literary Death Match

Judith Shatin

George Lewis

Edward Albee, chair emeritus
Playwright   (March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016)