Join the journey, invest in the future, inspire the arts!

We would like to share some ways that you can contribute to Atlantic Center for the Arts. We hope you will continue to support the ACA legacy of creativity and exploration in the arts. Your generosity keeps ACA moving forward!

Annual Giving

Please consider making an annual year-end tax-deductible gift to Atlantic Center for the Arts by December 31. If you are age 70 ½ and older, you are eligible to make a qualified charitable distribution through your IRA. You may contact Jennifer Coolidge to discuss a variety of charitable giving options. If you wish to give online now, please click here to donate.


Becoming a member is a great way to show your support for the organization every year. Your annual membership helps support all our programs, which provide excellent artistic experiences. In 2020, we added an Environmentalist level for you to consider or introduce to a friend. “Bee” a member at this special level and support the 68-acre nature preserve that ACA calls home. Click here for membership options and benefits.

Legacy Campaign

A campaign to raise $3 million by 2023 to fully endow our core mission, the residency program. ACA broadens perspective, probes deeply into artistic practice and purpose, and inspires the greatest part of our humanity. Now, it is our responsibility to protect and expand what we have built, and to continue the legacy envisioned by our founder, Doris Leeper, for all time and for all people. We continue our mission to engage the most important living artists of our time—those working in music composition, choreography, the visual and literary arts, theater, and more—as we create what becomes OUR cultural legacy. Now is the time to tie your legacy with ours, to ensure that ACA remains the vibrant, living, cultural institution it has become and that you have helped build! You may contact Jennifer Coolidge to discuss giving and pledge options or learn more here.

Pabst Steinmetz Scholarship Fund

ACA is offering FULL scholarships to all accepted artists. The Board of Trustees and staff feel protecting our core mission is paramount, and are grateful to the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation and donors to this fund for allowing us to make this commitment to funding exceptional artists. Supporters of this initiative are a part of our rich cultural legacy of providing the time and space for emerging artists to share their voices, express themselves, and collaborate. Donations to this fund were generously matched dollar-for-dollar.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are age 70 ½ and older, you are permitted to donate funds directly from your IRA to the Atlantic Center of the Arts – up to $100,000. There is no income tax assessed on this kind of distribution. You may contact Jennifer Coolidge to discuss your charitable distribution.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated stock offers significant tax benefits to the donor. The contribution is credited for the full market value of the securities, and you may deduct this full amount from federal income tax if it is within 30 percent of adjusted gross income. Typically, the donor does not pay capital gains tax on the increased value of the securities. You may contact Jennifer Coolidge to discuss your gift of stock.

Volusia County License Plate Program

ACA supports the Volusia County License Plate Program!  We thank the County’s Mini-Grant program for awarding $5,000 to our archiving project, which preserves video tapes from the artist residencies dating back to 1977. ACA’s unique artistic legacy will be protected and conserved. We encourage you to  choose Florida’s “State of the Arts” license plate and help fund important programs in Volusia County. Twenty dollars from each license plate sold comes back to the Cultural Council of Volusia County to be used in various cultural programming. Through this fund, the County offers a Mini-Grant opportunity to qualified non-profit and government entities “to support arts organizations, arts programs, and arts activities” in Volusia County. To buy the arts plate at any time other than your renewal time, simply visit your local tag office, turn in your current plate, and receive your new one on the spot. Learn More

Your support makes a big difference!

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community and arts education facility. We are dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops, and exhibitions.

Please contact us at (386) 427‐6975

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