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Arts & Cultural Strategies, Inc.
Arts, Education, and Philanthropy Consultants
Hollis Headrick is a consultant for arts, education and philanthropic organizations focusing on program development, evaluation and strategic planning. His clients have included the Brooklyn Academy of Music, League of American Orchestras, Lifetime Arts, Lincoln Center Education, Pentacle, National Guild for Community Arts Education, NYC Department of Education, The New York Community Trust, Settlement Music School, Third Street Music School Settlement, Wallace Foundation, and the Washington State Arts Commission among others.
From 2003-06 he was the Director of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall and managed all education activities. He was the founding Executive Director of the Center for Arts Education (CAE) from 1996-2003, a public-private initiative with New York City government and the Annenberg Foundation to restore arts education in city public schools. During his tenure, CAE received the New York Governor’s Arts Award. From 1990-96 he was Director of the Arts in Education Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Hollis received the Arts Management Excellence Award from the New York City Arts and Business Council in 2002.
He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri and studied percussion at the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. He plays drums with jazz, pop, and theatre groups in the US and Europe and has performed at the Apollo Theater, BAM, Lincoln Center, Knitting Factory, and at many clubs and corporate events. He serves on the board of directors of the Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York, and the Irondale Ensemble Project, and PLG Arts, both in Brooklyn.