Mr. Koch currently serves as Chair Emeritus for Artomatic, Inc. In 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015, Artomatic energized Washington artists and performers and demonstrated the city’s creative energy, captured media attention, and drew residents from the tri-state area.
He is currently the President and CEO of the Center for the Creative Economy in the District of Columbia. George is a painter and founder of A. Salon, Ltd., an artist’s service organization in the District of Columbia. Koch is a founding member of the Cultural Development Corporation, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, and the Fringe Festival. He is one of four lead co-organizers for Creative World – DC.
Mr. Koch served as a member of the District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Council for five terms and served as commissioner convener for the Visual Art, Design, and Media panels. He was the convener for the Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Panel for four years. Mr. Koch chaired the Arts and Culture Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO for ten years, including several additional years as Co-Chair. The Committee successfully championed the creation of the D.C. Film Office. Mr. Koch served five terms as an officer of National Artists Equity Association and the Artists Equity Fund.