Camille Weisgant (ARAD ’20) shares her summer internship experience at the Japan Society in New York City with Jessie Young, ARAD Program Coordinator.
Camille Weisgant graduated from Bard College in 2015 with a degree in Theatre and Asian Studies. There, her thesis involved adapting a traditional Japanese Noh play for modern audiences. Most recently Camille worked for Etsy.com where she engaged with small-business owners daily to scale their businesses. In her graduate study, she looks forward to revisiting how performance and other arts can connect viewers with different cultures, as well as how she can better support up-and-coming creatives using both her artistic sensitivity and entrepreneurial knowledge.
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Last week, Jessie Young, ARAD Program Coordinator sat down with Allason Leitz (ARAD ’19) to learn about a festival she’s been coordinating since graduating from the program at TC this past May.
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By Kamra Hakim, ARAD Professional Development Coordinator
On Monday, October 28, the Arts Administration program was pleased to host Quanice Floyd, founder of the Arts Administrator of Color Network, as the keynote speaker before the 2019 Annual ARAD Internship fair.
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By Carolina Ide (ARAD ‘20)
Co-sponsored by the Arts Administration program at Teachers College and the School of the Arts Theatre Program at Columbia University, actress, playwright and poet Dael Orlandersmith recently presented new work. This was followed by a Q&A moderated by Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer-winner (Sweet, Ruined) and Associate Professor of Playwriting in the School of the Arts.
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By Jessie Mordine Young, The ARAD Program Coordinator at Teachers College.
I had the opportunity to sit down and interview my fairly new colleague, Kamra (Kamila) Hakim, who started her role as the Professional Development Coordinator at TC this past August. I enjoyed learning about her professional path as well as gaining some insight on her role at TC.
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Earlier this month, TC ARAD Associate Professor Jennifer C. Lena released her new book Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts. She answered a few questions about the work, with which we are thankful to share.
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Second year MA student Sarah Lamade (ARAD ’20) at the Teachers College (TC), Columbia University received a microgrant this past summer. She attended the All-India Museum Summit in 2019. Sarah shares her experience with us here:
Above: Sarah Lamade, this past summer in India.
I would first like to thank the ARAD department for granting me my second microgrant for professional development. I am grateful for this experience, and the juxtaposition between this conference and the conference I attended last year. I start with this not only out of gratitude, but also to position the conference I attended with this grant in stark contrast to the conference I attended with the microgrant I received last fall. This July, while I was conducting research in India for my Master’s Capstone Project, I attended the All-India Museums Summit 2019: India’s Museums in the New Millennium, held in New Delhi. Sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies and the United States Embassy, in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Culture, the conference was overwhelming guided by the bureaucratic structures of government institutions. On the other hand, CULTURE/SHIFT, the biennial conference of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a grassroots activist organization, was participative, inclusive, and welcoming. While CULTURE/SHIFT centered around collaborative problem-solving, the Museum Summit centered around top-down sharing of best practices from already well-known success stories.
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This summer, 2nd-year student and ARAD Social Media Coordinator Mari Takeda (ARAD ‘20) interned at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. as the Corporate and Foundations Relations Intern. In this #ARADInternshipSpotlight, Mari shares her thoughts and experiences at the Kennedy Center.
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This summer, rising second-year student Megan Zhang (TC ARAD 2020), is interning at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute as the Artist Training Programs Intern and working with the three youth ensembles: National Youth Orchestra – USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz.
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Following Up with Spring 2019 Microgrant Winner, Gaosong Heu
(Gaosong Heu taking notes during her layover in Portland, OR).
Gaosong Heu is a Hmong American performance artist, published writer, arts educator, arts administrator and scholar of Hmong performance practices. She is a second year Master’s student in the Arts Administration (ARAD) program at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. Her current studies are primarily focused on diversity within leadership, programming and evaluation in arts organizations. Gaosong’s work and career aspirations are informed by her passion for the arts, equity, access and social justice. In the future, she hopes to go back to get her Ph.D in Anthropology, American Studies, Feminist Studies or Music Ethnography with a focus on Hmong-American performance practices.
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