Alicia Anstead is editor-in-chief of Inside Arts, the magazine of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. She is also editor of the Harvard Arts Beat blog, an adjunct professor of arts writing at Harvard Extension School and arts contributor to the Callie Crossley Show on NPR’s WGBH radio.
Kevin Boyer is director of marketing and gallery curator at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, Wash. He is also a director on the board of the Western Arts Alliance and is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Leadership Development Initiative’s year-long collaborative inquiry on adapting the organization’s mission in changing times.
Sage Crump has been involved in the arts community for more than 20 years. Her company Sagacity Productions has produced international gatherings, multi-state music festivals, peace concerts and staged theatrical readings. She is program director of the Performing Arts Exchange for South Arts.
Karen A. Fischer founded Pasifika Artists Network in 2009, the only booking agency in Hawai’i. Her background includes presenting, fundraising, finance, strategic planning and marketing. Before joining the MACC, she was at Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Joffrey Ballet in New York and Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an arts activist in Oakland, Calif. He is a National Poetry Slam champion, Broadway veteran and a featured artist on the past two seasons of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry on HBO. He is among the inaugural artist fellows at APAP|NYC 2010.
Andrew Maxfield is a composer, entrepreneur, consultant and student in the MBA program in arts administration in the Wisconsin School of Business. He loves to see good art thrive commercially because of the trickle-down benefit that its success generates in communities, schools, families and individuals’ lives.
Benjamin Taubkin is an instrumentalist, arranger, composer and producer from Brazil. He is also director of Núcleo Contemporâneo, an independent label and producer company dedicated to the popular instrumental music from Brazil, and he is among the inaugural artist fellows at APAP|NYC 2011.
Jack Wright is director of marketing and communications for Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc., in Boston, Mass., where he is primarily responsible for subscription and single-ticket campaigns, institutional public relations and branding, publications and online communications, and market and customer research. He writes Aisle Be Seeing You, the Celebrity Series blog.