Archive for the 'Arts Presenters' Category

Arts Presenters: Dmitri Vietze

Monday, April 13th, 2009

RPS LogoDmitri Vietze is the founder of rockpaperscissors, a publicity and marketing firm emphasizing music of global significance. He was also one of the music scene professionals involved in starting up the North American World Music Coalition, which provides a forum for the advocacy, public awareness, and economic viability of world music in all its forms. He writes about World Music in his blog, DubMC.

In this podcast Dmitri talks about the changing landscape of promoting artists, how he helps artists tell their stories, and where he goes to see great live performances.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Jeremy Nowak

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Jeremy NowakJeremy Nowak is President and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund, and a nationally recognized leader in urban development and the role of art and culture in community revitalization.

In this podcast he talks about why we need to change the language that dictates how we view arts and culture in society, and why artists are good stewards of investment.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Ivan Sygoda

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Ivan SygodaIvan Sygoda is co-director of Pentacle, which has provided administrative and managerial services to dance companies and performing artists for over 25 years. Pentacle serves as an incubator for emerging non-mainstream and pre-mainstream dance companies, enabling them to develop and present their work.

In this podcast Ivan talks about the artist poet, why it is important to allow for mistakes and miscalculations, and how we can support emerging artists as they develop and perform their work.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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Arts Presenters: Frank London

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Frank LondonTrumpeter/composer Frank London is a founding member of the Klezmatics, who have been expanding musical horizons for twenty years. He has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, David Byrne and many others.

In this podcast he talks about the parallel evolution of the Klezmatics and world music, what accounts for the longevity of the Klezmatics, and why people create art.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Photo Credit: Alan Roche

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Arts Presenters: Sandra Gibson

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Sandra GibsonSandra Gibson is President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. She has been instrumental in positioning the association to take on a leadership role in the field of performing arts presenting. She has also worked at the American Film Institute, the Public Corporation for the Arts, and Americans for the Arts.

In this interview she talks with us about the critical overarching issues facing the field of performing arts, and the role of government in supporting arts and culture.

This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

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