The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Announces 2012 Nexus Award Recipient

March 13,2012

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) is pleased to announce that Lisa Cremin is the recipient of the third annual Nexus Award. Cremin is the Founding Director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund at The Community Foundation for
Greater Atlanta.

“Lisa was the overwhelming choice to receive this year’s Nexus Award,” said Stuart Horodner, artistic director of ACAC. “Her name was put forth by members of the community during our public call for nominations, and her contributions to the arts and culture ecology of our city are without question. In her role as Director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, Lisa is a respected leader whose personal and institutional efforts have helped to stabilize, nurture, and empower countless arts organizations. She is a tireless advocate who cultivates connections inside and outside of Atlanta, and she raises the bar for individuals and agencies trying to bring new ideas and experiences to a diverse public.”

Of her recognition, Cremin stated, “It is on behalf of my colleagues, who with me celebrate and focus on the vision of a vital and thriving community rich with arts and culture, that I accept The Nexus Award. I am humbled by the privilege to do the work of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, and fortunate to work with arts leaders and artists in the Atlanta region who can’t imagine life without the profound joy of art in everyone’s lives. My thanks to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for this recognition.”

Nexus Award Celebration
Cremin will receive the Nexus Award at a celebration at ACAC on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at a reception starting at 6pm. For more information visit