Arts leader, cultural producer and critic Andy Horwitz will offer an interactive presentation on what it means to be an arts manager in the ever-changing cultural landscape. Drawing from the lessons of his own career and current trends in the sector, he will explore the intersection of programming, cultural production, criticism and community engagement. We will combine conceptual frameworks and practical tools to frame possible futures of arts administrators and cultural entrepreneurs in this rapidly evolving field. Hosted by UO Emerging Leaders in the Arts Network (ELAN).
Friday, April 22, 2016, 10 AM – 12 PM
Lawrence Hall Room 249
Breakfast will be served
Andrew Horwitz is the Director of Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. A critic as well as a cultural producer, he is the founder of the arts website Culturebot.org and in 2014 was a recipient of the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for his research project, Ephemeral Objects: Art Criticism for the Post-Material World. In 2013-2014 he was co-organizer of The Brooklyn Commune Project, a grassroots, artist-driven research project in the economics of cultural production in the performing arts that produced a report, The View From Here, which was presented at the APAP Conference in 2014. From 2010-2013 he worked as the Director of Public Programs for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council where he curated The River To River Festival, a free, month-long multidisciplinary arts festival at sites throughout Lower Manhattan. Previously he worked as Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Foundation for Jewish Culture, Producer at Performance Space 122 and, from 2007-2009, as co-curator of the PRELUDE Festival at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at the Graduate Center at CUNY. Other curatorial projects include “The Future At The End Of The World” at the Farley Post Office (December 2012), “Ephemeral Evidence” at Exit Art Gallery (May 2012) and “Ephemeral Objects” at the San Diego Art Institute (August 2015). He has lectured at universities throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K., most recently leading a graduate seminar on the theory and practice of cultural production in the 21st century at UC San Diego.
A few photos from Andy’s presentation: