“Creative Calling: Managing the Arts”- ARAD Alumni Panel on April 11th

The Arts Administration (ARAD) Program and Alumni Committee invite you to attend this year’s alumni panel, ‘Creative Calling: Managing the Arts,’ hosted during Teachers College’s Academic Festival!

Creative Calling: Managing the Arts
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, April 11th 2015
Teachers College, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the ARAD Program and Alumni Committee
Click here to RSVP
Free for current students!Moderator: 
Priya Sircar, 2011
Senior Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources

Daniel Gallant, 2004
Executive Director, Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Javier Iturralde de Bracamonte, 2010
Founder & Global Managing Director, Visionaer Consulting
Alison Kaplan, 1992
AMK Management and Consulting, Lead Consultant
Leigh Ross, 2012
Program Associate, Hive Digital Media Learning Fund at New York Community Trust
Michiko Simanjuntak Grasso, 2001
Director of Individual Giving, Japan Society


In order to respond to the challenges and responsibilities facing the arts, an arts manager must have an amalgam of managerial and financial skills, an investment in ethical and policy issues, a broad knowledge about artistic disciplines, an awareness of community dynamics, a commitment to education and a sensitivity to the artist and the artistic process. But how does this translate professionally? This alumni panel will explore various paths taken and the skills employed for a successful career as an Arts Administrator.

Learn More about Audience Engagement!

web14_audrev_convene_pmailThis year, Theater Communications Groupwith support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, held its second Audience (R)Evolution Convening, part of a multi-year program designed to study, promote and support successful audience engagement and community development models across the country. The program seeks to define the full spectrum of audience engagement and community development, in addition to sharing working models from the field and beyond.

Hannah Fenlon served as the project manager for the convening, in addition to being a second-year ARAD student. This year, TCG expanded on the Audience (R)Evolution program’s mission by encouraging peer learnings and opportunities for the exchange of ideas and lessons learned, serving as a vehicle for theatre-makers to identify and connect with partners at other organizations with whom they might develop new strategies and models for audience engagement. Click here to read more about the Audience (R)Evolution program.

Sad you missed out? Never fear!  HowlRound TV, a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by HowlRound, has made most of the presentations available for viewing here! (Be sure to check out the opening banjo song, performed by consultant and Audience (R)Evolution facilitatrix Lisa Mount.)

Check it out and learn how you can better engage your community and audience!