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Kathy & Ken Bernhardt, the 2017 Luminary Awards Amaranth Award Winners

Ken and Kathy Bernhardt have been named the inaugural recipients of ArtsATL’s Amaranth Award for Philanthropic Legacy. One of four multidisciplinary prizes -- including the Beacon Award for Community Engagement, the Catalyst Award for Social Discourse and the Kindle Award for Innovative Practice -- the Amaranth Award was awarded to the couple during the ArtsATL Luminary Awards ceremony on January 22, at Terminal West....

News: Mayor Reed pledges $1 million to Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced another major investment in Atlanta’s arts community today. The City of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign, one of the most ambitious fundraising initiatives in the history of Atlanta’s largest arts organization. The Campaign raised $110 million total, surpassing its original goal of $100 million when it launched in April 2015. The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art. The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to finalize the donation to the Woodruff Arts Center....

After surviving wildfire, the Hambidge Center fights to get back on track

As Executive Director of The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Jamie Badoud wears many hats. Among them are leader, organizer, fundraiser, cheerleader, supporter and visionary, but until the Thanksgiving week fires in north Georgia when Hambidge found itself in the path of the wildfires that ultimately ravaged over 40,000 acres in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, who knew that his role as soldier would be so valuable to the job?...

Betting on Increasing Arts Access: Will the Admissions Gamble Pay Off?

While visiting The Broad Museum in Los Angeles over a year ago, I was blown away by both the prominence of featured artists, as well as the fact that I was able to have access to such work for free. Kara Walker, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, El Anatsui, Jasper Johns, Barbara Kruger and Andy Warhol were just a few of the artists whose work presented by the contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad that opened in September 2015. By showcasing 2,000 works in a 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building, The Broad could easily get away with charging $15 to $20 for admission, I figured, but to offer it for free?...

VIDEO: Go With What You’re Given, Improv on the Spectrum

Since 2009, Autism Improvised has been assisting both children and adults on the autistic spectrum learn important live skills through improv. The organization's passion is rooted close to home -- founder Sandy Bruce wanted to find a way to help her grandson, James, express himself and overcome the social challenges and anxieties so many autistic individuals are faced with on a daily basis....