Our team is passionate about building a creative community. Our organizational model is to grow the careers of our artists and empower them to give back through volunteering with us. Some of those artists are so dedicated that they are our staff members.
Our artists volunteer their time to earn perks. When they really are dedicating their time, they become paid staff members. Our goal is to never again hear the term "starving artist".
We believe offering perks like studio space, printing, career coaching, and marketing is so valuable for our artists. Allowing them to work for us and gain access to these amazing perks entices more artists to engage in our programs. We are proud to be empowering creative careers in Sussex County.
Not just artists
Most of our board members and management staff are not artists. We believe innovation comes from diversity, and having some "left brains" in the mix has helped us create a solid foundation for our non-profit.
They took a leap of faith.
Tom Little, Leah Beach, and Amanda Pace are the brains that created DAC. Tommy was the force behind our brand and marketing that really built a foundation for our voice in our community. Amanda as one of our founding artists with a background working as the Executive Director of Skim USA, had the knowledge of running a non-profit as well as leading large events. Leah with a background in Community Development is the visionary of DAC and incorporated us, founded our model, and built the DAC from the ground up.
Our amazing partners.
From large non-profits that support us, to the foundations that fund us, to the businesses that empower us, to the creative brains who dedicate themselves to our vision. We are so proud to have these groups as our partners.