The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) provides educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater and literary arts locally, nationally and internationally for diverse audiences. Founded in 1987 by the Fulton County Arts Council, NBAF began as a one-week summer festival. Today, President and CEO Vikki Millender-Morrow, along with the board, council, partnerships and donors, are working together to transform it into a premier year-round celebration of Black culture.
Rolling out recently sat down with Millender-Morrow to get the scoop on what to expect from NBAF in the coming months.
As the president and CEO, what is your vision for the National Black Arts Festival?
NBAF has been around for more than 30 years and has built a legacy as an organization that provides the opportunity to celebrate the arts and artists of African descent. By featuring artists from the African Diaspora we continue to bring diverse communities together. My vision is to operate in this same light to continue to open more doors through the artistic and educational programs that we offer.