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Russell Granet Takes the Helm at Lincoln Center Institute

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Aug 15, 2012
New York, NY

Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center, anounced the appointment of Russell Granet, nationally known for his work in arts education, as Executive Director, Lincoln Center Institute (LCI). His appointment follows a five-month search for a successor to Scott Noppe-Brandon who will be stepping down at the end of August to pursue a new venture.

In his new position, Mr. Granet will oversee Lincoln Center Institute, the educational cornerstone of Lincoln Center that was founded in 1975. Arts education and community outreach have been key parts of Lincoln Center’s mission for over 50 years, and through LCI’s programs and initiatives such as Meet the Artist, it has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of children each year.   

“With our redevelopment efforts to create a more open, engaging and accessible campus nearly complete, there is significant opportunity for LCI to take even greater advantage of Lincoln Center’s many cultural assets. Russell will build on Scott’s accomplishments achieved during his long and productive tenure,” commented Mr. Levy.

“Russell has been an enthusiastic, respected advocate for arts education for more than 20 years,” noted Ann Unterberg, Chairman, Lincoln Center Institute. “Teaching artist, educator, hands-on administrator and international consultant, he has a deep knowledge of the arts education landscape in New York City and beyond and is a recognized leader in the field with a wide and diverse network of colleagues and organizations with whom he has partnered.”

Mr. Granet joins Lincoln Center after running his own international consulting practice, Arts Education Resource, for the past five years. His clients included leading cultural institutions, school districts and public and independent schools. His wide-ranging projects involved board development, strategic planning, program design, program-funding, program implementation and developing arts education programs for students with disabilities. Prior to consulting, he served at the Center for Arts Education as Director of Professional Development for nine years. Granet held significant roles in various arts education and theater organizations before joining The American Place Theatre in 1995 as Director of Education, implementing the Theatre’s new NEA grant to integrate art in New York City school curriculums. He was a teaching artist at various organizations after studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduating from Emerson College. He also earned an M.A. in educational theatre at NYU.

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