ISPA Member Kathryn Heidemann Named "40 Under 40" by Pittsburgh Magazine
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Help us congratulate ISPA member Kathryn Heidemann on being named '40 Under 40' by Pittsburgh Magazine. Each year 40 people under the age of 40 are recognized as being
committed to shaping the Pittsburgh region and making it a better place. Kathryn is the Director of the Master of Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University. Enjoy this bio on Kathryn featured in Pittsburgh Magazine:
Kathryn Heidemann lived all over the world, from Australia to Venezuela
to Germany, but never felt truly at home until she reached Pittsburgh.
"I have roots for the first time,” she says. Heidemann came to get her
master’s in arts management from CMU. Ten years later, she’s still here —
and now runs that program, as the nation's youngest director of an
art-administration graduate program. One thing that kept her here was
Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts community, which she first explored while
working for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, producing Gallery Crawls,
First Night events and scores of educational series. ”There’s an
artistic renaissance happening here,” she says. "Cultural gems one after
another, the deeper you dig, and a wealth of emerging artists, too.”
The arts managers she trains are vital to this community’s survival, she
says. "Artistic product only takes you so far. You need strong
management to build audiences, raise funds and develop innovative
methods to sustain arts organizations.” When Pittsburgh’s recognized as
being a "most livable” metropolis, its great cultural landscape is
always mentioned, Heidemann notes. She’s had a tremendous impact on that
landscape, setting the bar high for her students.
Are you, or one of your staff members interested in pursuing a Master of Arts Management degree? As part of your member benefits, ISPA members and their staff are now eligible to receive a 5,000 USD scholarship towards the program (scholarship contingent on acceptance
into the University and program). Learn more about your ISPA member benefits here.