NY Times: Lisa Robb Named Head of Center for Arts Education

01/18/2016
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http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/lisa-robb-named-head-of-center-for-arts-education/

The Center for Arts Education, a New York City nonprofit group, has hired a new executive director: Lisa Robb, who since 2011 has managed about $40 million in grants for the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

Ms. Robb begins her new job this month and succeeds Eric G. Pryor, who left the organization last summer to lead the Harlem School of the Arts.

 

In an interview, she said that she was attracted to the “unique service” the center provides. “They do research, they advocate, they do model programs — it’s a very interesting shop,” she said.

 

The organization, founded in 1996, promotes arts education in New York City government and in classrooms, using its own resources and research. In 2013, it worked with the New York City Council and the mayor’s office to invest $92 million over four years to expand arts education citywide.

 

Before her tenure at the New York State Council on the Arts, Ms. Robb worked in arts administration for three decades. “I’m not an artist,” she said. “I’m a deep appreciator.” That has guided her decisions in working at such places as commercial galleries, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Pelham Art Center.

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