John Killacky

John Killacky is executive director of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and on the board of the Vermont Community Foundation. Previous positions include program officer for arts and culture at the San Francisco Foundation, executive director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and curator of performing arts for Walker Art Center. Other past positions include program officer at The Pew Charitable Trusts, general manager of PepsiCo SUMMERFARE, and managing director of the Trisha Brown and Laura Dean dance companies. He received the First Bank Award Sally Ordway Irvine Award in Artistic Vision; the William Dawson Award for Programming Excellence from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters; Dance USA’s Earnie Award as an “unsung hero;” a Gerbode Foundation Professional Development Fellowship; and a scholarship to Harvard Business School’s summer intensive. Killacky has served as a panelist, lecturer, and consultant for a broad range of arts and funding organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Jerome Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, MacArthur Foundation, Arts International, Irvine Foundation, Michigan Arts and Cultural Affairs Council, Gerbode Foundation, and Japan Foundation. He has written numerous publications on the arts, written and directed several award winning short films and videos, and is a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio.

Killacky served as a LOI panelist in management for the Center in 2012, as well as a panelist in 2011. He also contributed to Push Me, Pull You, the Center’s project on (co-)authorship in cultural production.

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Brooklyn-based performers Liftig and Cleary present an evening of performance rooted in comedic and ecstatic engagements of the everyday.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City.

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”

Grants & Grantees

The Wagner Free Institute of Science engaged experts in creative growth and organizational management to expand programming while continuing to provide free public access.

Grants & Grantees

The Arden Theatre Company launched a playwright residency program that gives audiences behind-the-scenes access to the creative process of a theater production.

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Philadelphia Young Playwrights assists students in Philadelphia area schools with telling their stories through theater.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jenny-Sayre Ramberg is the Director of Planning and Design, Exhibits/Design, at the National Aquarium, Baltimore. In 2015, she served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.

Grants & Grantees

Anthony Campuzano (Pew Fellow, 2009) is known for his use of found language in his drawings, using text from newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, paperback novels, and song lyrics.

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Settlement Music School is one of the country’s oldest and largest community music education organizations.

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

Grants & Grantees

In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education commissions art that more directly fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education.