Archive for the 'Arts Presenters' Category

Arts Presenters: Mark Russell

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Mark RussellMark Russell is the artistic director of the Under the Radar Festival, a two week extravaganza of exciting and experimental theater. Previously, he was also artistic director of P.S. 122 and Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival.

In this podcast Mark talks about the structure and design of UTR, the purity of voice coming from performances, and the need to continuously make the case for art in public life.

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

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Interview: Andrew Zolli

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Photo: Andrew ZolliAndrew Zolli is a foresight and global trends consultant whose firm, Z + Partners, helps global companies and institutions see, understand and respond to complex change. As curator of the annual Pop!Tech conference, Andrew creates an elite annual gathering of thought leaders who explore the social impact of technology and the shape of things to come. Recently named one of the Fellows of the National Geographic Society, where he is leading development of a global initiative to envision new scenarios for life in 2040-2050, he has served as Futurist-in-Residence at both Popular Science and American Demographics magazines, as well as Public Radio’s Marketplace. In addition to his work with larger multinational organizations, Andrew advises a number of cutting-edge not-for-profit, public policy and venture-backed startups. He currently serves on the boards of WorldChanging.com, a leading online resource tracking the future of sustainability, and Blurb, a revolutionary publishing company.

In this interview, Andrew sees the intersections of art and life today, and imagines the world to come. What’s it going to be like in 2050?

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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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