DIALogues | Parallels & Intersections
Recorded On: 07/02/2021
About this Webinar
In a brief presentation, Eddy Kwon (they/them) will share excerpts from past & current creative work, as well as an overview of their experiences as a non-profit arts administrator & fundraiser in the fields of contemporary music, creative youth development, and equitable community development. Eddy is a trans non-binary femme 2nd generation Korean American raised in the Midwest and now living in New York. They've learned from many generous mentors and colleagues over the years (though have never taken an arts administration or fundraising course) and hope to share some of the tools, resources, and strategies that have been useful to them in navigating a multidimensional creative and professional life. An open conversation will follow.
Participants will learn:
- How artists like Eddy can navigate balancing both artistic and administrative identities in the field
- Tools, resources, and strategies that can be useful to navigating multidimensional creative and professional lives
Please note that while this session is open to all, it was curated with the intention of supporting college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders traditionally underrepresented within the arts field.
Interdisciplinary Artist and Director of Individual Giving
International Contemporary Ensemble
Eddy Kwon (they/them) is a violinist/violist, vocalist, composer, improviser, and interdisciplinary performing artist based in Brooklyn. They are a United States Artists Ford Fellow, Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium, Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Johnson Fellow for Artists Transforming Communities at Americans For The Arts. In addition to a rigorous and evolving solo practice, they collaborate with artists of diverse disciplines, including The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Senga Nengudi, Tomeka Reid, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Jens Lekman, and Lizzy DuQuette. They have performed throughout the Americas and Europe, including the Kennedy Center, Big Ears Festival, SESC Pompeia, Barbican Centre, Berlin Jazz Festival, Festival Banlieues Bleues, and more. Recent commissions include the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, National Performance Network, Bang on a Can, and Colorado College Creativity & Innovation. In addition to their creative & performance practice, Eddy is an experienced non-profit arts administrator and fundraiser, having worked for a decade in the fields of creative youth development, community engagement, equitable neighborhood development, and contemporary performing arts. Currently, they serve as Director of Individual Giving at International Contemporary Ensemble in New York City.