Nikki Estes, South Arts

TITLE: Director, Presenting & Touring Grants

FUNDING AREAS: Theater, music, dance, literary arts

CONTACT: NEstes@SouthArts.org, (404) 874-7244 ext. 16

PROFILE: Nikki Estes is director of presenting & touring grants for South Arts. Her bio on the organization's Performing Arts Exchange faculty page (which states her title is program director) says:

Nikki Estes, program director at South Arts, has worked in the Atlanta nonprofit arts community for over 15 years. She joined South Arts in May 2003 and manages the grants program which awards more than $700,000 annually to approximately 200 presenters within a nine-state region. Prior to her work at South Arts, Nikki was the grants supervisor at the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs where she also assisted with the management of the youth arts program and music festivals. Nikki has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous state arts agencies and arts organizations. Nikki is a past member of the Board of Directors for Atlanta Celebrates Photography and, in 2010, joined the Advisory Board for the Atlanta Foundation Center.