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May 23, 2012

Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members Seminar

CCP hosts Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members, May 25-26
The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the US Embassy of Manila, is organizing the Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members seminar on May 25-26 at the CCP Little Theater.

Board members, Executive directors, chief executive officers, artistic directors, and heads of arts and cultural Institutions, as well as arts managers and business sector advocates, are invited to attend this event.

Karen Hopkins, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music from New York, will be the guest resource speaker. Hopkins has been with BAM since 1979 and was responsible for presenting cutting edge performances and breakthroughs largely supported by donations from individuals and corporations.

The conference includes intensive sessions on arts management:

“Building Healthy and Helpful Arts Boards” focuses on how arts boards can help in maintaining a strong and healthy arts organization, and “Fundraising for the Arts” focuses on the rigors and rewards of long-term fundraising strategies for the sustainability of the arts.

There will also be a talk on “Intellectual Property Rights for Theater” by Ronald Feiner, a Board Member of BAM, and “Government Sponsored Art vs. Private Sector Sponsored Art : A Delicate Balance” by Alan Holst, Cultural Affairs Officer-Embassy of The United States of America.


“Intellectual Property Rights for Theater”
Ronald Feiner, Board Member and Counsel of Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 25, 2012 / 3pm–5pm

“Building Healthy and Helpful Arts Boards”
Karen Brooks Hopkins, President--Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 26, 2012 / 9am–12nn

“Fundraising for the Arts”
Karen Brooks Hopkins, President--Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 26, 2012 / 2pm–4pm

“Government Sponsored Art vs. Private Sector Sponsored Art : A Delicate Balance”
Alan R. Holst, Cultural Affairs Officer--Embassy of the United States of America
May 26, 2012 / 4pm–5pm

Please confirm your participation to the conference and feel free to communicate with Nikko Zapata or Greg Soledad at (+632) 832 1125 local 1700 or email address or

Karen Brooks Hopkins
President, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Credit ErinTrieb
Karen Brooks Hopkins is the president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where she has worked since 1979. As president, Hopkins oversees the Academy’s 300 full- and part-time employees and facilities, including the 2,100-seat Howard Gilman Opera House and 874- seat BAM Harvey Theater, the four-theater BAM Rose Cinemas, and the BAMcaf√©. In May 2004, Hopkins concluded a two-year term as the Chair of The Cultural  Institutions Group (CIG), which consists of 33 prominent New York City cultural institutions. In this capacity, she also served as a member of the Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and is currently a member of the Board of NYC & Company, New York’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Hopkins is an active member of the Performing Arts Center Consortium, a national association of performing arts centers, and served as its chair from 1994–1996. She was also a participant on the Advisory Committee of the Salzburg Seminar Project of Critical Issues for the Classical Performing Arts from 2000–2002 and a fellow of The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation from 2001–2002. In 2005, Hopkins received the Encore Award in Arts Management Excellence from the Arts & Business Council of New York, and chaired the Hospitality and Tourism cluster of the Initiative for a Competitive Brooklyn. In 2006, she was elected by the New York State Legislature to the Board of Regents for a term expiring in 2010. In 2007, she was named one of the “100 Most Influential Women in New York City Business” by Crain’s. That same year, she was appointed Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star, in recognition of her role in solidifying tiesbetween the performing arts communities of Sweden and the United States. Hopkins was an adjunct professor for the Brooklyn College Program for ArtsAdministration for four years. Her widely read book, Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural Organizations, currently is available in a revised second edition.

Ronald Feiner
Board Member and Counsel of BAM

Ronald E. Feiner, a partner of Beigelman, Feiner & Feldman, P.C., concentrates his practice in the field of entertainment law. Early in his career, he was an Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Law of the State of New York where he wrote the regulations for, and oversaw, theatrical financing filings in addition to regulating securities, cooperative and condominium filings in New York State. Mr. Feiner’s practice is now focused on clients in the entertainment industry with an emphasis on theater, television, film and music. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of, and is counsel to, the Brooklyn Academy of Music as well as St. Ann’s Warehouse. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Maryland School of Law, and a VISTA alumnus.  Mr. Feiner has taught theater law at the Commercial Theatre Institute and was an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of the City of New York. He is alsoa representative to the Eighth Congressional District Advisory Committee on Culture in the Arts. Mr. Feiner is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Alan Holst
Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy - Manila

Holst was appointed as Cultural Affairs Officer for the US Embassy - Manila in August 31, 2010. He joined the Foreign Service with the United States Information Service in 1994 and transferred to the Department of State in 1996. He recently completed his assignment in Tel Aviv, where he was a Political Officer and focused on the issues of refugees and trafficking in persons. He has worked on oil, intellectual property rights and other Canadian/American economic issues as his other assignments. In Tokyo, he served as Assistant Press Officer and his duties included the Embassy website. In Naha, Japan, he was the only Consular Officer whose focus was American Citizen Services for the large U.S. military population. In Monterrey, Mexico, he served one year as a visa officer and one year in a combined POL/ECON office. In La Paz, Bolivia, he was an Assistant Press Officer also. He is now married to Minako Holst, a Japanese citizen and now has three kids.

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