General Info: info@eyedrum.org
Art Committee: art@eyedrum.org
Music Committee: music@eyedrum.org
Literary Committee: lit@eyedrum.org
Website: eyedrum.org


How is the project operated? 
Eyebeam is an artist-run nonprofit gallery and performance booking organization. Without a physical location since 2011, Eyedrum has acted as a curatorial organization working with spaces across the city.

How long has it been in existence?
14 years — since 1998.

What was your motivation?
To provide a space for new, innovative and avant-garde arts.

Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.

How are programs funded? 
Grants, memberships, public funding, admission and earned income.

Who is responsible for the programming? 
Committees or individuals on those committees program individual events.

Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
About 50 per year, including 3 monthly series events.

What kind of events are usually organized?
Music events, literary readings and art exhibitions.

How is your programming determined?
Our programs are all determined by committee.

Do you accept proposals/submissions?
Yes, see contact info for whom to contact for each area.

What is your artistic/curatorial approach?
Display contemporary art.

What’s working? What’s not working?
Involvement across the city brings in different constituents, but not having a defined location limits the interaction of different circles of artists.

What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
A place to connect local artists to each other, the art public and the city as a whole.

What idea are you most excited about for the future?
Forwarding the integration of media and disciplines, continuing to exhibit new and unique work.



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  1. Priscilla Smith

    UPDATE: Eyedrum (not Eyebeam) found a home in 2014 and is currently located in a historic building that we are inhabiting, repairing, and renovating. Our new address is 88 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. We’re part of the redevelopment of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhood, South Downtown, that includes Mammal Gallery, Murmur Media, The Downtown Players’ Club, the Broad Street Visitor’s Center, C4 Atlanta, and more.

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