In a successful A4 event, several Arts Administration Alumni met at the Institute of Contemporary Art this month:
Back Row: Sarah Berry, Ben Hires, Brendan Mason, Megan Winigates, Carolyn [Brown] Andrews, Elisabeth Gordon
Front Row: Megan McCarney, Erin Coffeey, Hannah Gathman, Beth Gaertner Zerega
Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) announced Arts Administration alumna Kristen Wells (MET'06) as their Advancement Director. AAI seeks to improve the economic status of Aroostook County, ME by investing in the higher education of their youth through a scholarship program. The announcement and a profile on Kristen was featured in a Bangor Daily News article.
Arts Administration alumna and Pandora’s artist program manager, Montse Carty (MET'04), was recently interviewed by Berklee. In the interview, Carty discusses the steps she took to launch her career and land her “dream job” at Pandora. See what she has to say.
In January 2015, Professor Daniel Ranalli and his class “Arts in Cuba” in Cuba. A travel study course is one of the core requirements for the M.S. in Arts Administration Program.
Photo by Geoff Wilson
Four international Fellowships were awarded by the Clore Leadership Programme, a cross-disciplinary leadership organization for the cultural and creative sector based in the United Kingdom. Arts Administration alumna Claudia Castro (MET’04) is the first-ever Clore Fellow from Brazil, and she joins three other 2014/15 international Fellows: Karim Hazem Mohamed Elshenawy from Egypt and Maria Wong and Selena Kong Fung Hoi Yi from Hong Kong.
Olivia D’Ambrosio, founding producing artistic director of Boston’s Bridge Repertory Theater and a current student in MET’s Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration, was recently interviewed on WGBH News’ Greater Boston. The story, focused on “The Arts Factor”—a report released by the nonprofit ArtsBoston—examines the positive financial impact of the cultural community in Boston.
Professor Rich Maloney traveled to Brno, Czech Republic to represent the United States as a member of the ENCATC Award jury. The ENCATC Award exists to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and management to explore, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations. On September 18, Elodie Bordat, from Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence in France, was announced as the winner of the 2014 ENCATC Cultural Policy and Cultural Management Research Award for her outstanding PhD Thesis "The Dynamics of Changes in Public Policy. A Comparative Historical Analysis of Mexican and Argentine Cultural Policies."
Read more in the ENCATC Newsletter.
Professor Daniel Ranalli had two shows in the month of October. The University of Rhode Island Art Gallery had a show that included one of Professor Ranalli’s Daily Observances pieces. The show was called the 25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition and included 18 artists who have received a Visual Arts Sea Grant over that time.
The exhibition Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations inaugurated the new Art and Nature Center wing of this amazing museum. Included in this show were two of Professor Ranalli’s Snail Drawings. The show opened on Saturday October 19th at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. and was on display until September 2014.
Professor Daniel Ranalli curated a show at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, MA which opened Saturday, July 13, 2013. The Massachusetts Cultural Council's 4th Annual Awards celebrated FAWC fellows in a show entitled, "The Importance of Artists Among Us". Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was the presenter.
(From left) Visual artists Jim Peters and Linda Bond, Gov. Deval Patrick, exhibition curator Daniel Ranalli, and artists
Nathalie Miebach and Nicky Tavares.
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