Wanted: Young American Visionaries for Lincoln Center and BAM
Friday, July 7, 2017
Posted by: Minji Kim
Several of America’s important performing arts curating jobs are open. But where are the new leaders? Why is there any shortage of completely qualified, visionary American talent?
Simply put: they haven’t been given the opportunity to prepare themselves for these demanding jobs," says Wiley Hausam, a longtime, NYC-based performing arts curator, executive director, theater producer
If I were a betting man, though, my favored currency right now would be the Euro...I cannot help but to conclude that all this is why two other relatively new, major NYC players—the Park Avenue Armory and The Shed (opening in 2019) have hired artistic directors from abroad: Pierre Audi, who is French-Lebanese and also runs the Dutch National Opera; and Alex Poots, who is Scottish and the former director of the Manchester International Festival, respectively. Clearly, the major and minor festivals in Europe, Australia and Asia have trained the important performance curators of the future, whereas, other than BAM Next Wave and Lincoln Center Festival, which North American performing arts festivals are on the same level? There should be more of them."
In this article in Clyde Fitch Report, Wiley Hausam presents eight requirements for new leaders in major performing arts in NYC.