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.
“Our grantees range from small arts organizations with one staff member to major museums, yet they all provide essential resources for artists as well as innovative platforms for critical cultural dialogue. Creative risk-taking is at the heart of this country’s most meaningful social, political, and cultural developments, therefore we are proud to stand behind artist-centered organizations that support experimental practice.”
Joel Wachs, President