Pam Korza

is co-Director of Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, Institute for Community Development and the Arts, funded by the Ford Foundation. She is co-writer of Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy (with Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Andrea Assaf) and co-edited Critical Perspectives: Writings on Art & Civic Dialogue as well as the Art & Civic Engagement case study series. Pam partners with Barbara Schaffer Bacon in organizational assessment, and planning, program design, and evaluation for cultural organizations, state arts agencies, and private foundations. Among their consultancies together, they have assisted the New York State Arts Council and the Heinz Endowments Art & Culture program in developing strategic plans and evaluated the New England Foundation for the Arts Building Community through Culture program. For 17 years, Pam worked with the Arts Extension Service, where she coordinated the National Public Art Policy Project in cooperation with the Visual Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which culminated in the publication, Going Public: A field guide to developments in art in public places, which she co-wrote and edited. She directed the Boston-based New England Film and Video Festival; coordinated the New England Arts Biennial; co-authored The Arts Festival Work Kit; and was co-editor and contributing writer to Fundamentals of Local Arts Management. As an independent consultant, her consulting and teaching activities have included organizational planning for a children's picture book museum initiated by renowned book artist Eric Carle; assessment of a citywide arts festival and published report commissioned by the Indianapolis Arts Council and the Lilly Endowment; planning with the Maine Arts Commission for expanded artist services; and consultation with individual artists.