About Todd Eric Hawkins

Name: Todd Eric Hawkins

Web Site: http://schools.nyc.gov/community/facilities/PublicArt/default.htm

Bio: In January of 2011, Todd was named Managing Director of Theatre East, a New York based nonprofit theater company producing world premiere plays Off-Broadway. He has been instrumental in developing the company’s first strategic plan, increasing revenue by adding a reading series and strengthening the overall administrative capacity of the organization. In addition to his responsibilities at Theatre East, Todd is the Manager of Finance and a Project Manager for Public Art for Public Schools in New York City. In this role, he has overseen more than 35 projects, taking an active role from the commissioning of artists through to the installation of final work at public schools throughout the nation’s largest school district. As part of his role, Todd manages the Sites for Students Program, an initiative that brings artists to the classroom to work with students to develop permanent public art for new school buildings. Prior to moving to New York in 1998, Todd was active in several theaters in his home town of Norman, Oklahoma. He served on the Boards of Stage Door Theatricals and Stone Soup, where he served as President of the Board from 1996 to 1998. In 2010, Todd received his Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College, where he currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Alumnae/Alumni Board of Directors. He received his Bachelors from the University of Oklahoma. Todd currently lives in Brooklyn with his partner Ian.

Posts by Todd Eric Hawkins:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices

Evaluation

Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.