Susannah Darrow, ArtsATL’s executive director since 2015, has left that position but will stay with the organization on a part-time basis to head up development.
The organization has launched a search for a publisher to lead ArtsATL.
ArtsATL board chair Kenzie Biggins praised Darrow’s contributions to the organization. “Susannah came in after our co-founder Catherine Fox to help us grow as a nonprofit,” Biggins said. “She has done exactly that by helping us establish a signature event, the Luminary Awards, and growing our fundraising efforts through grants and annual giving. Her impact has helped us increase our writing, which helps the overall community. In my eyes, each review has the ability to increase awareness of the arts across Atlanta and create jobs from the artist to the custodian who maintains the space.”
Darrow will continue to work with ArtsATL, along with several other small- to mid-sized nonprofits. “Since I came to ArtsATL, my primary goal has been to continue Catherine Fox’s tireless efforts to further ArtsATL’s role as the leading resource for coverage of the arts in Atlanta,” she said. “It has been a privilege to work with the publication’s tremendous editorial staff and board. I am thrilled to continue to work alongside ArtsATL to continue those efforts in my new role.”
“The world of online journalism is quickly evolving,” Biggins said. “We are seeing the impact across the community, and we want to take the proper steps to ensure ArtsATL is here for future generations. We are looking for a publisher to help continue the growth Susannah has started, and to help us explore new ways of securing revenue for our future growth beyond traditional fundraising that help us maintain our integrity in art criticism.”