Creative Time Names Katie Hollander Executive Director
February 11th, 2016
There is never a dull moment here at Creative Time. In just the last few months, we produced our SECOND Creative Time Summit of 2015 at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, enrolled nearly 6,500 people in our online learning program Art of the MOOC, and now we’re gearing up for artist Duke Riley’s Fly By Night at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in May.
We have also been hard at work in our search for a Director, and after a rigorous national search we are so proud to announce the appointment of Katie Hollander as the new Executive Director of Creative Time!
We couldn’t be more excited to move forward into Creative Time’s next era with Katie as Executive Director. She has been an integral part of Creative Time for the last eight years as Deputy Director, demonstrating her strategic vision and her passion for the role of art and artists in our world. She has a deep appreciation and understanding of our mission, the experience and know-how to ensure Creative Time stays at the forefront of public art, and a clear vision for our future. Katie has truly been instrumental in the rise and success of Creative Time.
Before joining Creative Time as Deputy Director of Development in 2008, Katie served as Executive Director at ArtTable, Inc., a non-profit for professional women in the visual arts.The following year, she became Deputy Director, providing leadership and guidance as Creative Time grew tremendously to become the leading organization for bringing artists’ dreams to life and presenting groundbreaking art for our times. And now these last nine months since Anne Pasternak’s departure, Katie has served as Acting Director, and Creative Time hasn’t skipped a beat.
Without a doubt, Katie is beloved and trusted by the Creative Time staff and Board of Directors, and we know she is the right person to lead us all into the future. In the end, we were thrilled that the best candidate was from right here at home!
Now we excitedly move forward, and there are so many extraordinary projects to come. As always, you can trust that Creative Time will keep embracing artists, pushing the status quo, taking on big ideas and bigger projects. Some will be fun and joyous, others challenging and provocative, but all will be executed with the same thoughtfulness and care that is our hallmark. We can’t wait to share them with you!
See you all at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for Fly By Night in May; it’s not to be missed.
Jed Walentas and Dana Farouki
Creative Time Board of Directors Co-Chairs