EmcArts, the nonprofit organization devoted to learning and innovation in the arts, has launched ArtsFwd.org. The new site includes video and written profiles of innovative projects; blogs; and a monthly podcast, hosted by Richard Evans, director of directs EmcArts’s programs and strategic partnerships. Bloggers include Michael Mauskapf, a PhD candidate in management and organizations at Northwestern University and in musicology at the University of Michigan; and Eleanor Whitney, the program officer for external affairs and fiscal sponsorship at the New York Foundation for the Arts. In the site’s inaugural podcasts, Richard Evans speaks with Ken Foster, executive director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in California; Sheila Pressley, director of education at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco; Ryan Fleur, CEO of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra; and Kelly Pollock, executive director of the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis. EmcArts, based in New York City, was founded in 1999 by Richard Evans and John McCann as a merger of their separate consulting interests in the arts and culture sector.
Posted January 9, 2012