We are an experimental creative agency that specializes in human-centered design and arts-forward projects to improve the livability of public spaces. We work with governments, cultural institutions, brands, corporate agencies, and developers to invigorate non-traditional spaces with unparalleled curatorial design and experimental art. Our goal is to challenge the status quo and inspire critical thinking.
Dashboard was co-founded in 2010 by Courtney Hammond and Beth Malone as a co-op that created non-traditional art experiences in vacant buildings. Since then, they have grown rapidly into an all-encompassing, national arts agency offering a wildly creative approach to strategic development and branded communication through non-traditional artwork.
Dashboard now has a full-time staff of managing artists including Director of Special Projects, Hannah Leathers; Director of Operations, Oshun Layne; Events Manager, Romy Maloon; and a revolving team of 200+ creatives, designers, architects, engineers, and builders. The agency designs an expert team for each niche project they approach.
Projects range widely from art exhibitions and collection curation, public art commissions/production, event design and production, to public programming, communication and philanthropic consultation, marketing through artwork, and artist granting.
In 2017 alone, Dashboard commissioned works by 133 artists, granted over $100,000 directly to artists' bank accounts, and invested $700,000 in production support for those projects. We also provided 65 free, non-traditional public programs and events, and engaged over 2.2 million viewers. For a full list of our projects, please see here.
We have received accolades for our support of artists, revitalization work, and curatorial vision from Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Business Insider (NYC), Creative Loafing, ArtsATL, BurnAway, Atlanta Journal, Pelican Bomb, the Gambit, and may other publications. We were nationally recognized by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as a SEED Recipient and have received awards from Wish Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Blank Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Community Foundation, Possible Futures, LUBO Fund, and many others. We have had many prestigious clients and partnerships such as Puma, Ford Motor Company, MasterCard, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Woodruff Arts Center, among many others.
Dashboard is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, but has curated and executed projects in 15+ cities across the U.S.
Radcliffe Bailey, Dr Doris Derby, Jason Peters, TLang, Scott Hocking, Ben Wolf, Nikita Gale, Michi Meko, Osman Khan, Melanie Manos, Michael Oliveri, Lee Deigaard, Jane Cassidy, Justin Rabideau, John Salvest, Dave Greber, Kelly O’Brien, Conflict Kitchen, WonderRoot, Flux Projects, Design 99, The Young Never Sleep, Wish ATL, PUMA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta Regional Commission, Project Art Chicago, Zoo_as_Zoo, Havas Global, Creative Loafing, Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Atlanta Film Society, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Protect Awesome, Craig Cameron, Romy Maloon, Jacob Gunter, Armchair Media, Modern Atlanta, Pony Ride, Popps Packing, Urban Land Institute, Atlanta Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Powerhouse Productions, Midtown Alliance, North American Properties, Alston & Bird, LLP, & many more.