AMERICAN THEATRE | Devos Institute Arts Administration Fellows Introduced

Shaza Ishak, Claudia de Vasco.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The DeVos Institute of Arts Administration on the College of Maryland have introduced a brand new cohort of seven arts managers who will take part in its three-year fellowship program, which is designed to serve entrepreneurial executives within the arts and cultural sector. The brand new cohort joins a earlier cohort of 5 arts leaders, who’re returning for his or her second 12 months in this system.

The brand new cohort consists of Alison Nadebaum, director of individuals & tradition for the Tasmanian Symphony in Australia; Andrew Given, director of improvement for London’s English Nationwide Opera; Bohenza Pelenska, govt and inventive director of Jam Manufacturing facility Artwork Middle in Lviv, Ukraine; Cody Chen, basic supervisor of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet; and Rolando Sanz, CEO and producing inventive director of Younger Artists of America in Bethesda, Md.

Additionally among the many cohort are two theatre directors: Claudia de Vasco, most just lately govt inventive director of the Public Theater of San Antonio, Texas, and Shaza Ishak, govt and inventive director of Singapore’s Teater Ekamatra. De Vasco resigned from the Public Theater of San Antonio after simply two years within the submit; previous to that function, she launched the Division of Cultural Integrity at Los Angeles’s BrickHouse as an effort to legitimize and advocate for cultural employees within the Arts. For her half, Ishak graduated from the Royal Central College of Speech and Drama (U.Okay.) with an M.A. in artistic producing, and is a fellow of the Singapore Worldwide Basis’s Arts for Good Fellowship; the Worldwide Society for the Performing Arts (USA); and the Eisenhower Fellowship (USA), the youngest fellow in its 68-year historical past. In November 2021, she was conferred the inaugural Tunas Warisan (Particular Point out Award) by the President of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yaacob, in acknowledgment of her work within the Arts and Heritage sector.

Led by institute founder Michael M. Kaiser and president Brett Egan, the fellowship emphasizes vital organizational capacities in long-term inventive planning, advertising, fundraising, board improvement, and monetary administration, whereas upsetting broader questions of mission, relevance, affect, and the function of artwork—and the dialogue it provokes—as an instrument of peace.

Up to now, the institute’s fellowship program has served over 250 arts managers from over 50 international locations. Chairman Michael M. Kaiser launched this system in 2001 throughout his tenure as president of the Kennedy Middle.

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