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consultant , Arts foundation executive

Alan Douglas Austin, American arts foundation executive, consultant. Recipient grants National Endowment Arts, Washington, 1972-1988, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts, Washington, 1974-1989, Witter Bynner Foundation, Santa Fe, 1980, The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, 1991.


Austin, Alan Douglas was born on August 17, 1939 in Ocala, Florida, United States. Son of Hugh Stewart and Helen Dearmin (Clark) Austin.


AB, Duke University, 1961.


Associate editor Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1961-1962. Senior editor MOTIVE Magazine, Nashville, 1962-1969. Director publications Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, 1969-1970.

President The New Classroom, 1970-1977. Executive director The Watershed Foundation, since 1978. Publication lecturer Library. of Congress, Washington, 1974.

Panelist, lecturer The Radio Foundation, New York City, 1984. Media grants panelist National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1985-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) The Revolutionary Imperative, 1968, (cassette magazine) Black Box, 1972-1978. Producer: (radio series) Poem That Never Ends, 1980.


President American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Nashville, 1967-1968. Member Poetry Society of America, Modern Language Association, Direct Mail Marketing Association District of Columbia, The Writer's Center (treasurer 1979-1984, director 1978-1990).


Married Judith Ann Phelps, January 28, 1961. Children: Jennifer Carol, Sara Denise.

Hugh Stewart Austin

Helen Dearmin (Clark) Austin

Judith Ann Phelps

Jennifer Carol Austin

Sara Denise Austin