Yaddo Artist Forums: Struggling in the Time of Coronavirus

We’ve lined up an extraordinary panel to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and create connections:

Lawrence Kumpf and Julia Trotta are part of the stellar leadership team for Blank Forms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists working in a range of time-based and interdisciplinary art practices, including experimental music, performance, dance, and sound art.

Rachel S. Moore is President and CEO of The Music Center, Los Angeles’ premier performing arts center. She serves as presenter and curator of an internationally acclaimed dance series, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, as well as several innovative programs, events and activities that are introducing new audiences to the performing arts. 

Michael Royce is the Executive Director of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). His leadership has led to an exponential growth of support programs for artists in New York, nationally and internationally.

Mmakgosi Anita Tau is a Yaddo artist, writer and filmmaker from Botswana. She a mental health activist and the creator of Mmakgosi Live, a global campaign that uses poetry, art, film, dance and theater to destigmatize mental illness and to inspire connection among artists.

Andrea Thompson is a performing and teaching artist as well as the Director of Development for the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. A graduate of Howard University, she has traveled the world as a teacher, consultant, and arts administration professional. Thompson has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, The Washington Performing Arts Society, the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and the Parallel Film Collective, among other organizations.

Susan Unterberg is a New York-based photographer, Yaddo artist and member of our Board of Directors. Her work has been exhibited broadly in the U.S. and abroad, with shows at the Stephen Wirtz gallery in San Francisco, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and at institutions such as the New Museum and a retrospective at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the founder of the Anonymous Was A Woman award, which has given grants to more than 230 women-identifying artists over the age of 40 since 1996.