Cultural management

Since 2008 BtBA! participants have met with New York's most exemplary arts professionals, namely;

Donna Walker-Kuhne, Director, Walker International Communications Group,
and President of Engagement at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; America’s foremost expert on cultural arts marketer and audience diversification

Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
John Haworth, Director, George Gustav Heye Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Victoria Bailey, Executive Director, Theater Development Fund
Ellen Kodadek, Executive & Artistic Director, Flushing Town Hall, Queens
Sara Villagio, Director of Marketing, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Kay Takeda, Director of Grants and Services, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Holly Campbell, Associate Director of Marketing, Guggenheim Museum
Rachel S. Ropeik, Manager of Public Engagement, Adult & Access Programs, Guggenheim Museum
Stephanie Hughley, Vice President, Education & Humanities, Brooklyn Academy
of Music (BAM)
Verushka Wray, Program Manager, Arts Education, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Anna Glass, Executive Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Edwin Marshall, Associate City Planner/ Team Leader, New York City Department
of Planning
Thomas Cott, Senior Director of Marketing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Prof. William McClure, Dean Arts & Humanities, Queens College
Prof. Steve Chaikelson, Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre Arts,
Columbia University NYC
Schawannah Wright, Associate Director of Community Outreach & Education,
Arts Management, Columbia University; former Manager for Community Involvement, Brooklyn Museum
Marcia Sells, Associate Vice President, Program Development and Initiatives, Government & Community Affairs, Columbia University NY
Eric Hagmueller, Vice Director of Visitor Experience, Brooklyn Museum
Laval Bryant, Group and Tourism Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum
Alicia Boone, Coordinator of Adult Programs, Brooklyn Museum
George E. Williams, Community Affairs Associate, Brooklyn Museum
Tom McMann, Senior Director of Marketing, Public Theatre
Rachel Reiner, Senior Manager of Membership Services and Education Programs,
The Broadway League Inc.
Ed Sandler, Director of Membership, The Broadway League Inc.
Dianne Debicella, Senior Program Director, Fiscal Sponsorship, Fractured Atlas
Jean Ann Douglas, Program Director, Insurance, Fractured Atlas
Chris Powers, Creative Director, Situation Interactive
Allie Meikle, Executive Assistant, Situation Interactive
John Lanasa, Executive Director, Business Development & Communications,
Situation Interactive
Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Public Programs Fellow & Artist Services Coordinator, Queens Museum of Art
David Strauss, Director of External Affairs, Queens Museum of Art
Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events, Queens Museum of Art
Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director (former), Queens Museum of Art
Jeffrey Rosenstock, Assistant Vice President for External and Governmental Relations, Queens College: Office of the President, former Director, Queens Theater in the Park
David Reese, Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens
Michael Unthank, Arts Consultant, former Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance
Vallejo Gantner, Director, PS122
Mark Russell, Director of the Devised Theater Initiative, Public Theatre
Heidi Griffiths, Casting Director, Public Theatre
Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Foundation
Laura Miller, Director of Marketing (former), Guggenheim Museum
Eugene Carr, President, Patron Technology
Greg O'Neil, Senior Account Executive, Patron Technology
Maiyin Wang, Producer 'Under the Radar' & International Programs, Public Theatre
Nella Vera, Director of Marketing (former), Public Theatre
Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director, American Arts & Business Council
Charlie Flateman, Vice President Marketing, Shubert Foundation

BtBA!™ visits institutions such as; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the famous Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Public Theater and Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Performance Space 122, Queens Museum, Queens Theater in the Park, Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Caribbean Cultural Center African, and the Dwyer Cultural Center Harlem. BtBA! were also invited as special guests to take part in the Harlem Arts Advocacy Week activities in 2013, 2012 and 2010.

For more information on BtBA! New York Creative Ecology Tour™ please contact Kape Communications;

Fotis Kapetopoulos, Director
• 0413 445 287


Bite the Big Apple! New York Creative Ecology Tour™


[ Photo: Queens Museum, 2009. ]


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