Civic Innovation Resident 2018
Dashboard is an experimental creative agency that encourages risk-taking and immersive practice. Our goal is to use artistic disruptions to challenge the status quo and inspire critical thinking. We mediate a nationwide network of like-minded artists, builders, designers, and developers to produce unique projects that engage a broad public. 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 125 artists, awarding $100K+ in artist grants since 2011.
Dashboard is a 501c3 nonprofit organization 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, we have grown rapidly into an all-encompassing, national arts agency offering a wildly creative approach to strategic development and public engagement.
In 2018 alone, Dashboard invested $635,000 in local economies across the country, and paid artists and partnering organizations $450,000 to make work. We produced 11 major projects in 8 U.S. cities, provided 56 free public programs and events, and engaged 1M+ visitors.
Beth is 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) and Innovate Atlanta. Beth sits on Forward Arts' Emerging Artist Committee and American Art Museums' Public Engagement Committee. In 2013, Creative Loafing labeled her a "Person to Watch." The same year, Beth was one of 12 curators selected worldwide to participate in Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive on time-based media.
Beth has been a guest lecturer and curator at the University of Georgia, Atlanta Contemporary, Georgia State University, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Perimeter College, Southern Polytechnic, and The Westminster Schools. Beth has been an expert panelist on innovation, curation, land use, public art, art education and community development for the Alliance for Artist Communities, Georgia Institute of Technology, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta Regional Commission, Urban Land Institute, Ford Motor Company Fund, Elsewhere, Commercial Real Estate Women, WonderRoot, C4 Atlanta, and others. She recently did a TED Talk.
With specialization in experiential education and public programming, in 2011, Beth 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 Orchestra), and engaged tens of thousands of teens with the Museum's collections and exhibitions. While there she produced the wildly popular Teen Nights and College Nights, welcoming upwards of 4,000 attendees nightly.
Beth’s short films have screened in Atlanta and New York, and her visual art has been presented throughout the South. Her fiction and nonfiction writing has appeared in international publications including Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, and The Skinny.