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 Mentoring Artists, and staff.

Mentoring 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 Mentoring Artists. The members are available to Atlantic Center for the Arts programming staff for consultations throughout the year.

Eric Bogosian
Playwright & Actor

Amy Cappellazzo
Independent Curator

Cornelius Eady
Poet & Playwright

Kyle Gann

Janie Geiser
Visual Artist & Filmmaker

Bob Holman
Poet, Founder of Bowery Poetry Club

Kerry James Marshall
Visual artist

Pepón Osorio
Visual artist

Paul Pope
Graphic Novelist

Donald Sultan
Visual Artist

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

Adrian Todd Zuniga
Literary Death Match

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

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