DIRECTOR + CURATOR, May 2012 to May 2013

  • Organized, curated, and promoted a seasonal performance series in Bloomington, IL, including contacting performers, securing performance space, designing promotional flyers, managing its Facebook group, and creating and distributing social media event invitations for performances.
  • Managed a volunteer staff of four who set up audio and visual equipment at each performance, assisted with promotional flyer design and distribution, and collected donations at the door.
  • Curated and launched Word Bombing Installation series, a small live event to bring performances to a live street audience as part of the 2013 Area Artists Showcase and Sale in Bloomington, IL.
  • Set up website to promote performances, archive past events, and allow performers to submit work for future volumes.

Key Accomplishments

  • Moved series from original campus-based location at Illinois State University to a new community location at ComeTogetherStudios to increase and welcome audiences across the greater Bloomington-Normal, IL area.
  • Grew volunteer operating staff from three to five to sustain production change from campus to community location.
  • Initially doubled and later tripled original audience attendance throughout tenure as director and curator, beginning with 63 attendees at Word Bombing Vol. 4 and ending with 95 attendees by Word Bombing Vol. 7 in May 2013.