Dee Boyle-Clapp

March 4, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15 pm, SNAAP Workshop 2: Using SNAAP Data for Positive Change – Stories from the Field (Concurrent Session)

March 5, 2016, 10:30 – 11:45 am, SNAAP Workshop 2: Using SNAAP Data for Positive Change – Stories from the Field (Concurrent Session)

Dee Boyle-Clapp is the Director of the Arts Extension Service (AES) where she teaches in AES’s online and on-campus arts management degree and certificate programs, leads training programs in arts-entrepreneurship, public art, and arts management topics, and conducts AES research projects.  Dee is a sculptor, installation artist and has over 25 years of experience in the arts, teaching a variety of studio, art history and arts management courses at UMass Amherst, museum schools, and community colleges.  She is the co-founder of the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative and oversees the National Arts Policy Archive and Library (NAPAAL) a collection of 50+ years of arts policy materials from the NEA, AFTA, TAAC, NASAA and independent arts policy advocates.  Dee recently completed the 6th edition of the Fundamentals of Arts Management, a textbook and reference book, co-editing 18 chapters, and writing a new chapter with Sarah Brophy on greening a nonprofit arts organization.  Dee teaches Introduction to Arts Management, Arts Fundraising, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization.

Dee has a long history in community arts and was a founding member and the first director of the Art Bank community arts center where she was responsible for the programming for two galleries, studio art courses, the Children’s Blue Snow and Performance Series, festivals and community events. She was program coordinator for the Fostering the Arts and Culture Partnership Creative Economy project, and co-owned the Artemis Gallery.  She holds bachelor’s degrees in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MFA in Sculpture from UMass Amherst, and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver.