I have developed and implemented many exciting projects and new ideas working independently and with artists. If you need an idea or have an idea that needs development, call me. My ideas are currently being taught in classrooms at Princeton University, George Washington University, Royal Holloway University of London and other institutions of higher learning.
Ideas & Humanities Programming
Innovative ideas programming is part and parcel of community engagement. I bring years of expertise in grassroots community building and developing ancillary value-add programs to arts presenters core competencies.
As curator of Manhattan’s free, outdoor, multidisciplinary arts festival, The River To River Festival and Director of Public Programs for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council I worked with neighborhood stakeholders such as American Express, Goldman Sachs, The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Alliance for Downtown New York and the New York City Economic Development Corporation to develop and implement cultural strategies for the continued revitalization of Lower Manhattan.
Arts marketing as we know it is dead. The value proposition of the arts is changing and in order to retain existing audiences and attract new audiences we need to speak to them in new ways. Community Engagement isn’t just a catch phrase for business as usual, it is an entirely new practice and way of approaching what arts organizations do. It has been said that the future of arts marketing is journalism. Through my work at Culturebot.org and years of experience I have developed strategies and techniques for turning audiences into communities.
Curatorial, Creative Production & Project Management
I have curated and produced dance, theater, music, literature, installations and events since 1992. At Performance Space 122 I oversaw the creative development of projects and produced countless shows with a wide range of artists in all disciplines. I have done everything from comedy revues to variety shows to experimental multimedia performances, from intimate readings in unusual locations to the month-long, free, multidisciplinary River To River Festival. Whatever your need, I can take care of it.
Strategy & Consulting
I have re-branded institutions, developed new programs and built strategic relationships. I have analyzed and optimized internal workflow, built external communications plans, created and implemented integrated media strategies. I have worked with organizations to identify and articulate their core values and integrate those into their internal operations and external communications.
Writing & Editorial
From academic quality essays to pop culture criticism to movie & food reviews to advertising copy, I have written about everything in almost every form. I’m available for critical and contextual writing, dramaturgy, research or advertising & publicity copywriting.
I have published and edited Culturebot.org for ten years. I can develop, coordinate, edit and produce content for anthologies, catalogs, websites and any platform that is needed.