Phi Beta Kappa hosted an awards reception recognizing the innovative efforts of the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, led by Camille Russell Love, and four exemplary local organizations that build creative exchanges with new and diverse audiences in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or mathematics. These organizations include:
ELEVATE aims to promote city-wide cultural and economic growth among residents by exhibiting large-scale public art installations, visual performances, and educational opportunities. Their goal is to ensure Atlanta residents feel a strong sense of pride in their city and the cultural resources and experiences it offers to the world.
The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual public celebration of local science and technology. Founded in 2014, the festival explores the science and technology of the region, expands the local community of science enthusiasts, and inspires a new generation of curious thinkers. Collaborations with 100-plus community partners, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups facilitate the festival’s success.
The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection contains an unparalleled gathering of more than 13,000 primary documents representing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work. The Office of the King Collection dedicates itself to engaging students on all levels, as well as educators and community leaders by promoting King’s teachings and nonviolent philosophy as a critical resource for civic engagement.
The Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA) provides meaningful opportunities for artists of diverse disciplines to collaborate and connect with local, national, and international communities through accessible arts programming. Through its energetic promotion of the Arts, CENCIA connects Atlanta to global communities and helps to position the city as an international center for artistic expression.
Learn more about the Cities of Distinction Award Series at pbk.org/cities