Learning Call, April 19th 2016

Pt. II
A City’s Cultural Policy
Looking at the recently released DCA Survey, how do you create a radical plan/response to address and ignite policy change?

Tuesday, April 19th
3:00pm Pacific Standard Time
5:00pm Central Standard Time
6:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Call In Information
Phone Number: 1 (619) 326-2772
Access code: 905-3173

View full DCA Survey that will be discussed
during the April 19th Learning Call.


Geoffrey Jackson Scott
 is Creative Director / Co-Founder of Peoplmovr, a communications and engagement strategy firm which works to connect individual artists and organizations with their desired publics. He is a creative producer and curator with more than a decade of experience in the arts and cultural sectors working, in part, on issues of diversity and inclusion.

From 2012 – 2014, Jackson Scott delivered a suite of new programming as a senior member of the in-house creative strategy team at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago where he was the Director of New Play Development and Community Engagement. At Victory Gardens, he conceived, developed, and launched Public Programs, a civic engagement platform designed to embrace and reflect the diversity of Chicago. Collaborations with community and cultural leaders included Third Coast International Audio Festival, Kartemquin Films, Latino Policy Forum, Apna Ghar, Sydney Chatman/Tofu Chitlin Circuit, Amor Montes de Oca/Arte y Vida Chicago, and Lynnea Karlic/Center on Halsted.

Prior to Chicago, Jackson Scott spent eight seasons as the Literary Associate at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW). At NYTW, he led the Artist of Color Fellowship program and supported the cultivation, development, and production of new work made by both emerging and established artists including Elevator Repair Service, UNIVERSES, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Edith Freni, Jordan Seavey, Thomas Bradshaw, Betty Shamieh, Matthew Lopez, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Christopher Oscar Peña, Andrew Ondrejcak, and Julian Mesri.

From 2007-2009, he served as curator of The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s Prelude Festival, programming the following artists: Judith Malina/The Living Theatre, Aaron Landsman, John Jesurun, Dan Safer/Witness Relocation, Phil Soltanoff/Mad Dog Experimental, National Theatre of the United States of America, David Levine, Richard Foreman, and Marina Abramovic, among others.

Brad Burgess is the Artistic Director of The Living Theatre working with friend and mentor Judith Malina for 10 years until her passing in April 2015.  He is an OBIE award-winning member of The Living Theatre ensemble.

He works at The Graduate Center CUNY as an associate of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

He is a founding board member of The Indie Theater Fund.  He is also on the board of Sophie Gerson’s Healthy Kids, The Assembly, and FRIGID NY.

This past year he was one of 49 arts leaders selected to participate in the Cultural Agenda Fund, a five borough wide, multi discipline, multi cultural cohort to undergo advocacy and equity training to create ideas that address the city’s arts and culture practices and policies.

He is a workshop leader for the All Stars Project Cops and Kids program in partnership with the NYPD.

*This series is curated by Candace Feldman

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