Caroline Vincent, director of public art for the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts), has been elected as a member of the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Public Art Network Council, according to a statement this week from Metro Arts.
Vincent was elected by members of AFTA, which is the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. As a member of the council she will work with other arts leaders to advise annual programming, choose the Public Art Network Award recipient, and offer diverse perspectives and voices on public art and public art programs.
“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Caroline Vincent to our advisory council,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations.”
“Metro Arts is thrilled for Caroline. This honor acknowledges her role as a national leader on public art policy—particularly around artist support and development and underscores the increasingly important role Nashville plays in the visual arts scene nationwide,” says Jennifer Cole, executive director of Metro Arts.
“It’s an honor to be elected to the Public Art Network Council. For me, the election is validation for our efforts to build a nationally recognized public art collection in Nashville,” Vincent says.
Vincent will serve a three-year term that begins Jan. 1 and ends Dec. 31, 2018.
As director of public art, Vincent has supervised the installation of more than 25 public artworks and also administers the Percent for Art Fund. Prior to joining Metro Arts in 2011, Vincent served as Curator of Arts at the Airport at the Nashville International Airport, managed an art consulting business and directed a gallery/installation space called Twist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia and studied art in Italy and New York City.
About the Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
*Photo of Caroline Vincent courtesy Metro Arts Commission.