Kathy Bateson

Kathy Bateson is the president and CEO of the Arts Center for Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. She was also the founder and president of Management for the Arts, a firm specializing in institutional planning, organizational restructuring, and new business ventures. Her numerous cultural clients included the Cleveland Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, the North Carolina Dance Theater, and Washington Ballet. Bateson worked as a goldsmith, an art teacher, and a professional set designer before shifting into a corporate career and then arts management. Her arts-packed resume includes stints at the historic Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, VA, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ TheatreVirginia, and the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, FL. She was a Center management panelist in 2009.

References

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

Grants & Grantees

North American twins return to their Middle Eastern homeland as they uncover family secrets.

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

Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area.

The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.

Grants & Grantees

WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will launch a new research initiative in order to better understand the music-listening preferences of the “Millennial” generation.

Grants & Grantees

Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.

Collaborators & Colleagues

André Kimo Stone Guess is an internationally respected leader with more than two decades of combined experience in arts management, finance, and nonprofit executive leadership.

Collaborators & Colleagues

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

Whitney Kimball, Vox Populi Gallery’s third AUX Curatorial Fellow, presents “The Videofreex Pirate TV” and a Q&A with Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain, the third program in the “Schmart World” series.

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.”

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.