1. Tina Dunkley, who was an artist-in-residence at the Neighorhood Arts Center (NAC) in the late 1970s, had a different opinion than NAC planners about where it might have been located. She describes her opinion here.

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  2. Alice Lovelace, a poet, writer, and activist, has a long history in the Atlanta arts scene. She began with the Neighborhood Arts Center, working alongside Toni Cade Bambara.

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  3. Alice Lovelace describes the importance of artist-initiated grants to the 1970s Atlanta arts scene, and recalls the results of a $2000 grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities (now Georgia Council for the Arts).

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  4. Like Tina Dunkley, Alice Lovelace moved to Atlanta based on Maynard Jackson' campaign to recast Atlanta's image as a "New South" city.

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  5. Alice Lovelace was a writer-in-residence at the Neighborhood Arts Center (NAC) in the late 1970s. Here she remembers the importance of funds from the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA), which paid salaries and some benefits for artists who worked at NAC. CETA, signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1973, was drastically cut in 1979 and overturned in the early 1980s.

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