Beth Malone, art entrepreneur
Beth Malone is the founding executive director of Dashboard, a curatorial venture that encourages artistic risk-taking and immersive practice. The organization has presented award-winning exhibitions in cities around the nation including Atlanta, New Orleans, New York, and Detroit. Dashboard has been a springboard for the careers of 50 artists, giving out $75,000+ in artist grants in just two years. The group has received financial awards from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Wish Foundation, Arthur M. Blank Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, and many more. Malone was recently labeled as a “Person to Watch” by Creative Loafing.
In 2013, Malone was one of 12 curators selected worldwide to participate in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive on time-based media. She’s a graduate of Urban Land Institute’s Center for Leaders (2015) and Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (2015), and participated in Ford Motor Company’s National Gathering of Innovators (2015). Beth sits on Forward Arts’ Emerging Artist Committee and American Art Museums’ Public Engagement Committee.
With specialization in experiential education and public programming, in 2011, Malone spearheaded the Teen Program at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. While there, she supported the program’s expansion into all areas of the Woodruff Art Center — Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony and Orchestra — and engaged tens of thousands of teens with the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Malone has been a guest lecturer and curator at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Perimeter College, Southern Polytechnic, and The Westminster Schools.
Malone’s short films have screened in Atlanta and New York City, her writing has appeared in national and international publications, and her visual art has been presented throughout Atlanta. She DJs as Neon Hiss with her friend Courtney Hammond…ok, this only happened once, but it was really good.
She holds a Masters of Letters from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.