Founded in in 1977 by artist Doris Leeper, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a nonprofit multidisciplinary artist residency  located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, that brings together internationally-acclaimed master artists from various disciplines with emerging and midcareer visual artists, writers, dancers, and musicians. The artists attend a three-week residency that includes master classes, individual critiques, opportunities for collaboration, and private studio time. Residencies are offered four times per year.