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- WOMEX 2017
- WOMEX 2015
A 2015 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and senior program director for international initiatives at Arts Midwest, Adam Perry currently oversees the international cultural engagement initiative Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet.
Adam began his Arts Midwest career in 2006 as a Senior Advisor managing the creation of a documentary film based on Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, a major initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). From 2006–2009 he managed the creation of six educational documentary films for the NEA National Initiative The Big Read.
From 2007–2010 Adam served as the Senior Program Director for The Big Read Egypt/U.S., a collaborative Global Cultural Initiative project of U.S. Department of State, National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Embassy in Cairo. This program was designed to deepen cultural understanding and dialogue between Egyptians and Americans by bringing community partners in the U.S. and Egypt together to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment and to share each other’s literary and cultural traditions.
Prior to his tenure at Arts Midwest, Adam served as the Director of Operations-Central Region for Live Nation from 2004–2006. There, he reported to the Regional Vice President and National Executive Vice President of Operations and managed the business and operational planning and execution of multiple engagement touring Broadway subscription series in the Minneapolis, MN, Appleton, WI, and Milwaukee, WI markets.
Adam began his arts career in 1997 as a Program Assistant for the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. From 2001–2004, he was the Ordway’s Programming and Contract Manager.
Adam holds a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre from Wittenberg University and an M.A. in Theatre History, Literature, Theory and Criticism from The Ohio State University.