Northeastern University College of Arts, Media & Design
Five Questions with Adrian Alea, Class of 2018
Adrian graduated from MSLCE in Fall of 2018. While in the program, he had had a Community Impact Fellowship with the Public Theatre in New York, participated in Northwestern School of Communications’ CommFest, and aspired to start his own creative management company. MSLCE recently had a chance to connect with MSLCE Alum Adrian Alea and ask him a couple questions about what he’s up to now, and what he values most about his time in the...
Roberto Bedoya is the Cultural Affairs Manager for the city of Oakland, CA. His career-long commitment to expanding the definition of inclusion and belonging, as well as to art-based civic engagement projects, have made him a leader in the national conversation about the arts in public life.
In his previous position as Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC), Bedoya established the innovative P.L.A.C.E (People, Land, Arts, Culture and Engagement) Initiative to support...
Chiara Bernasconi creates participatory and ephemeral events that explore the merging of new media and the concept of ‘journey.’ She is Assistant Director for Digital Arts at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where she has worked since graduating from SAIC with an MA in Arts Administration & Policy in 2007, and she also curates an artist residency in her native Italy.
Chiara Bernasconi also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Art from the Università Bocconi in Milan.
Ryan Blocker is an arts administrator, writer, and musician interested in how the arts can facilitate a more just world. He received his bachelor's degree in music performance at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Master’s of Arts Administration and Policy (MAAAP) program. His collaborative master’s thesis “Racing Culture: Exploring Race, Inclusion, and Equity in the Arts” won the 2016 MAAAP department...
"ACM provided me with a way to build a professional network, strengthen my academic foundation, and apply my findings in the field”
- Jako Douglas Borren, Director of Program Operations, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, ACM Class of 2015.
Xavier Boudreaux is an arts administration professional based in Washington, DC and has a proven dedication and passion to the arts and cultural institutions. He currently serves as an Assistant Grants Management Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts working in the Visual Arts Division’s Media Arts and Design/Creative Placemaking disciplines. Previously, he worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, working in the Education Division as a member of the music...
Molly Casey ’06, Founder of NineDot Arts
If you’ve been paying any attention as you’ve passed through Denver’s hotels, theaters, office buildings, and hospitals, you’ve noticed that great art—not those mass-produced abstract watercolors, but bona fide fine art—is popping up everywhere. Behind many of those pieces are Martha Weidmann and Molly Casey, co-founders of Denver-based corporate-art-curation
company Nine Dot Arts, who have made it...
“ACM emphasized access, inclusion and engagement. We learned not only how to manage in the arts but in socio-political landscapes”
- Hillary Clark, Adult programing coordinator, New York, Public Library
Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership
By Mia Boos
Viola D’Ambrosio approaches her work and education in the arts like an athlete. “I’m always trying to improve,” she says. As a professional violinist, she is a disciplined student, familiar with hard work. Three years ago she was living in Italy; this May she is graduating from the Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership program.
Art as Purpose
After years of...