Nexus Award

Nexus Award 2015


Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (The Contemporary) is pleased to begin the nomination process for the 2015 Nexus Award. The Nexus Award is a public acknowledgment of individuals, groups, or organizations that have made significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape in Atlanta and beyond.

Nominations must be submitted and received by March 6, 2015, 5pm.
• Nominees may be artists, curators, collectors, critics, gallery owners, educators, patrons, administrators, elected officials, or anyone else who embodies the above award criteria.
• You may submit more than one nomination. Please use separate nomination forms.
• Nominees must be living.
• You cannot nominate yourself.
• Previous winners are not eligible.

The nomination process for the Nexus Award is open to the general public. In order for The Contemporary to give proper consideration to all submissions, we ask that you complete this survey through Survey Monkey. The awardee is not chosen based on the number of votes received or nominations cast, but will be selected as the individual(s), group, or organization that best embodies the spirit of the Nexus Award.

About the Nexus Award
The Nexus Award celebrates local leaders who are instrumental in making Atlanta an exceptionally vibrant arts community. The award was established in 2010 and named in recognition of the bold and pioneering spirit of the original founders of Nexus, Inc., a grassroots artist cooperative founded in 1973. Nexus Award winners are recognized for being forward thinking, brave, visionary, generous, and committed to advancing and supporting artists and their creative practice.

To date, the Nexus Award has recognized six outstanding individuals:
2014 – Susan Bridges, Founder and Director of Whitespace Gallery
2013 – Lucinda Bunnen, Photographer, collector, and arts patron
2012 – Lisa Cremin, Director of Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
2011 – Louis Corrigan, Founder of Flux Projects and Possible Futures
2010 – Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; and Dr. Jerry Cullum, Writer, critic, and poet

Selection Process
All nominations will be compiled and reviewed by the Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for completeness and adherence to award criteria. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will review and consider all nominations and make the final selection based on the award guidelines. The announcement of the winner(s) will be made in March 2015.

The Nexus Award ceremony will take place in May 2015.