Sam Miller

Sam Miller, 2015.

Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2010-16), and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. In 1991, he founded the Cambodian Artists Project, a continuing effort to restore and advance Cambodian performing arts. Miller also founded and is the director of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. He has produced the Jamison Project, Men Dancers, The Ted Shawn Legacy, Dance the Spirit of Cambodia, and the Eiko and Koma Retrospective Project, and served as artistic advisor for White Oak Dance Project’s Past/Forward. Miller has also served as managing director of Pilobolus, Executive Director and President of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Executive Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts. He was also President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, a 10-year initiative to improve conditions for independent artists in the United States. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.

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Grants & Grantees

Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys (2013 Pew Fellows) explore the potential of new tools, fabrication technologies, and construction to expand the beauty and sustainability of the urban landscape.

Grants & Grantees

Jumatatu Poe’s Private Places examined everyday interactions with service providers through the choreography of J-Sette, an underground dance style.

Grants & Grantees

Dancer, choreographer, and 2011 Pew Fellow Tania Isaac presented a performance installation in June 2013, at which audiences were encouraged to share their thoughts through photos, writing, and self-recordings.

Grants & Grantees

Sheila M. Sofian is a filmmaker and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Designer Jenny Sabin’s PolyMorph is on display in France and bandleader Marshall Allen performs at Lincoln Center on October 5, 2013.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.

As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.

This week, we speak to musician and composer Chris Forsyth, whose career remains devoted to his roots in rock music, while questioning and expanding upon them.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer. She is currently gallery director and curator of REDCAT at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Collaborators & Colleagues

WNYC radio producer John Schaefer hosts Soundcheck, a show featuring daily live music and criticism, and was the first to be profiled in the Center’s American Impresario series.

Grants & Grantees

Ron Tarver is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin to “promote useful knowledge.” Its museum routinely commissions artists to complement and expand on exhibition programming.