Guest Lecturer: Courtney Harge of Fractured Atlas
One of the many esteemed guest lecturers for Purchase College’s Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA includes Courtney Harge, Member Advisor at Fractured Atlas. Fractured Atlas “empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.” Harge has lectured on crowdfunding and fiscal sponsorship for Entrepreneurship in the Arts students.
Courtney Harge is a producer, director, and professional arts administrator originally from Saginaw, MI. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Colloquy Collective, a theater company based out of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She has worked for the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, Theater for the New City, The Public Theater, Gibney Dance, and, most recently, the New York Foundation for the Arts with a focus on institutional fundraising, crowdfunding, and fiscal sponsorship. She holds a Masters of Professional Studies, with Distinction, in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute and a Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors from the University of Michigan in Theater Performance. Her credo (#HustlingKeepsYouSexy) is not merely a hashtag; it’s a way of life.
This year’s Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, Michael Chabon, welcomed his longtime friend, Neil Gaiman, for a wide-ranging and warm discussion.
This year’s Backstage Legends and Masters Award goes to costume designer Alyce Gilbert, currently the production wardrobe supervisor for Wicked.