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Philip Bither, moderator (Session 1 | Independent Artists: Bridging the Gaps) at the New York 2015 ISPA Congress, January 13-15, 2015, Dynamic Leadership: Creating the Future. View the full Schedule of Events.
Philip Bither | ModeratorWalker Art Center
McGuire Senior Curator, Performing Arts
Philip Bither, the Walker‘s Senior Curator of Performing Arts since 1997, oversees one of the country's leading contemporary performing arts programs. Prior to this, he served as Director of Programming for the Flynn Theatre and Artistic Director of the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT. Through the 1980s, he worked as the Associate Director/ Music Curator of the Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music. He received the Fan Taylor Distinguished Service Award in 2009. In 2011, he helped found the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance graduate program at Wesleyan University and continues to serve on its faculty. He has served on the Board of Directors for Jerome Foundation since 2009. He sits on numerous federal, state, local, and national foundation arts panels and he speaks and writes about the contemporary performing arts nationally.