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.

References

Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with “a zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentations.”

Questions of Practice

Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around “Pro-Am” and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.

Questions of Practice

Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jim Nicola has been the artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop since 1988.

Grants & Grantees

Paul Fierlinger is an animator and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”

Grants & Grantees

Levy’s performance practice and compositions bridge modern classical music with rhythmic and improvisatory aspects of jazz, guided by his dedication to exploring the saxophone’s genre-defying capabilities.

Grants & Grantees

With support from the Center, the Arden has integrated visually dazzling video design into live productions and enhanced its work for young audiences.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

Grants & Grantees

Rea Tajiri’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) films straddle documentary and art film genres with an innovative approach to storytelling, which she characterizes as “personal essay documentary,” exploring the effects of political, social, and emotional histories within families and across generations.

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.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.