Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guest Blogger: Paul Nagle


We would like to thank Norma P. Munn for blogging for us last week, especially in the middle of the busiest arts advocacy week of the year here in New York State.

We are very happy to have our friend Paul Nagle blogging for us this week.

Paul Nagle serves as Executive Director of ICSCS – Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability.  The ICSCS mission is to support policy that articulates and strengthens art’s central role in civic life and enhances cultural, community and environmental sustainability.  Previous to this position, as Director of Cultural Policy for NYC Councilmember Alan J. Gerson (2002-2010), Paul crafted strategies to preserve the arts in Lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.  He convened the Arts Advisors to the Select Committee, a consortium of 30 downtown arts leaders, which developed a strategic community-based plan to guide the Councilmember’s policies and investments in Lower Manhattan’s cultural redevelopment. Paul served as ombudsman for all external grants made by the office to 501c3 organizations and was deeply involved with several major cultural capital building projects. Paul has been a produced playwright and presenter.  He was the Founding Executive Director of All Out Arts and the Executive Producer for its first five festivals.  He also served as managing director and interim executive director of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center.  He holds a B.A. in Arts Administration and an MA in Cultural Policy, both from the Gallatin School at New York University.


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