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Arts Presenters: Alicia Adams

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Alicia AdamsAlicia Adams is the Vice President of International Programming and Dance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to curating international festivals (such as the Arabesque Festival) and the Center’s Contemporary Dance Series, she has worked with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Belafonte Enterprises, Inc. and City Center Theater.

In this podcast Adams reflects on the mission of the Kennedy Center, new possibilities for supporting the arts with an incoming Administration, and art and culture from the Arab world.

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

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Arts Presenters: Joe Clifford

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Joe CliffordJoe Clifford is the outreach and arts education manager for the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The department provides the Dartmouth campus and the surrounding region access to visiting artists through a series of programs that provide context and create connections.

In this interview Joe talks about how he discovered arts management as a career, why relationship building is vital to the creative campus, and provides some concrete examples of what works.

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

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Arts Presenters: John Hartley

Monday, February 16th, 2009

John HartleyJohn Hartley is the Arts And Ecology Strategy Officer at Arts Council England. In this capacity he supports the development of sustainable practices and infrastructure in the arts community. He has led the development of a self-assessment toolkit to help arts organizations reduce energy usage and save money, and serves on the steering committee for Greening London’s Theatres.

In this interview he talks about why environmental sustainability has become a high priority for Arts Council England, what artists bring to conversations on stewardship of the earth, and how artists both in the UK and US can be leaders in this movement.

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

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Arts Presenters: Shoshana Polanco

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Shoshana PolancoShoshana Polanco has been creating, producing and performing original work since 1997. She has worked as Executive Assistant to the Executive Producer at BAM, creative producer of BAiT (Buenos Aires in Translation), and as company manager for TeatroStageFest.

In this podcast she talks about how Argentina has influenced the way she approaches her work, how she fosters international collaborations between artists, and why working for a festival is a great gig.

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

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Arts Presenters: Emil Kang

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Emil KangEmil Kang is the Executive Director for the Arts at the University of North Carolina, a position created to unify and elevate the performing arts at the University. He is a frequent speaker and has chaired panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

In this podcast, he talks about the creative campus, creating a network of relationships within the university and throughout the community, and how he is innovating and saving money at the same time.

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

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