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John Killacky: Arts As A Safe Space For Unsafe Ideas

It is a series of meditations on the social role of art, the sometimes dysfunctional structures of the cultural sector, and the effect that unexpected, horrific loss – and the necessity of moving past it – can have on a person, a community, and the art created in response. – ArtsFuse
Tags: Art, Issues, John Killacky

John Killacky – Artist-Turned-Legislator Changes His View On Arts Advocacy

“Since being elected to the Vermont House of Representatives last fall, my perspective has dramatically changed as to how best advocate for the arts and, in fact, how siloed arts organizations and their funders are. My legislative work focuses on economic development, tourism, heath, education, affordable housing, environment, and agriculture, as well as vulnerable populations: veterans, prisoners, the homeless, those suffering from substance use disorders, and survivors of physical and ...
Tags: Art, Issues, Vermont House of Representatives, John Killacky, 10.29.19

Executive Director - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts invites applications and referrals for the position of Executive Director. The Position: Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Flynn and is charged with external and community relations, fund-raising, strategic planning, and artistic and programming policy, as well as operational, financial, and administrative management. Senior staff who report to the Executive Director include the Artisti...
Tags: Art, Jobs, John, Montreal, Vermont, Burlington, Art Deco, Flynn, Board of Trustees, Lake Champlain, Burlington Vermont, UVM, Flynn Center, Green Mountains, League of Historic American Theatres, Community College of Vermont

Indomitable Pioneering Artist John Killacky Announces Retirement From Vermont's Flynn Center

The Flynn’s statement cited Killacky’s emphasis on access and inclusion, as the arts center now works with 75 social-service agencies to provide discounted tickets for their clients. The organization provides $30,000 in scholarships toward participation in the Flynn’s classes and camps. Killacky also led a three-year, $2.3-million renovation campaign for the Flynn that received contributions from […]
Tags: Art, People, Vermont, Flynn, Flynn Center, John Killacky, 09.20.17, Killacky

The Artist As Arts Administrator

John Killacky: "Artists have certain advantages, particularly with the never-ending aspiration to improve. While building upon technique and experience, curiosity leads artists to explore new horizons. I often tell employees that, 'We’re hired for what we know, but our job is to learn what we don’t know'.”
Tags: Art, People, John Killacky, 07.25.17

John Killacky’s Pocket Guide To The Culture Wars Of The 1990s And What We Did/n’t Learn

John was one of the most important defenders of freedom of expression, and here he recounts the history and reflects on what we learned or didn’t learn. “The art world got tripped up and confused, supporting only work we liked, but “like” should be criteria at home for above the couch. Freedom of expression is […]
Tags: Art, John, Issues, John Killacky

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