Founded in 2008, Atlanta-based BURNAWAY is an organization dedicated to fostering critical dialogue about visual art in the Southeastern United States. BURNAWAY highlights cultural activity in the region through its online magazine, and connects arts groups and artists through public programs and lectures, collaborations with arts organizations, and a popular writer’s mentorship program. BURNAWAY commissions articles, interviews, artist profiles, and exhibition reviews, providing coverage of artists and exhibitions across the Southeast, maintaining relationships with regular contributors in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. This broad network ensures that the magazine has the capacity to carefully consider regional contexts well beyond its physical location in Atlanta. The organization also serves as a vital information hub for artists, providing a daily online events calendar, a monthly call for artists announcing residency and exhibition opportunities, and artist-centered programs.
“It is an honor to be part of The Warhol Foundation’s mission to support the visual arts coupled with its commitment to specifically support the voices of women, POC, Native Americans, and LGBTQ. It is simply thrilling to be part of an organization where we get to see these values writ large and implement real change in real life ways in the visual arts community that still so needs to move forward in terms of social justice, equality, and diversity. We put our money where our mouth is. How many institutions actually do that?”
Deborah Kass, Artist