beirut art center association was founded in january 2009 by sandra dagher, lamia joreige, bassam kahwagi, rabih mroué and maria ousseimi. co-founders lamia joreige and sandra dagher remained directors of BAC since it was established and until march 2014.
as of march 2014, the executive board is the one responsible for appointing the director of beirut art center, approving and supporting his/her curatorial program and general direction. the current members of the executive board of beirut art center association (as of december 2016) are: sandra dagher, lamia joreige, nathalie khoury, maria ousseimi and kader attia. the supporting committee, invited by the executive board, gathers members who contribute personally to the financing of BAC, and/or work on acquiring external resources (financial and others).
the comittee members meet together once a year with BAC's director and at least one member of the executive board and have regular contact individually with the director and the executive board throughout the year. the current members of the supporting comittee are: karim abillama, hoda baroudi, adib dada, lucien jr lteif, robert matta, raya raphael nahas, yola noujaim, yasmina sabrier, carole ghosn.