Open Spectrum : Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times

Nov 6, 7PM

@New York Live Arts Studios

Tickets start at $10

Commissioning and Presenting in Confusing Times


In these confusing times, why and how do performing arts presenters and curators decide what work to present in their season? What is the interplay of determining factors – sociopolitical climate, curatorial vision, audience trends, diversity, the bottom line? To what extent do risks drive budgets? How is success measured? Join us for a candid and lively conversation with some of New York City’s most adventurous performing arts presenters and curators:

Lili Chopra, Executive Vice President & Artistic Director | The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

Jay Wegman, Senior Director | NYU Skirball

Kamilah Forbes, Executive Producer, President & CEO | Apollo Theater

Tim Griffin, Executive Director & Chief Curator | The Kitchen

Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director & Chief Curator | Danspace (Moderator)


The Open Spectrum Community Dialogue Series provides space for reflection on the most vital issues facing communities today.

Co-curated with Brian Tate|The Tate Group.


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