Amy Ben-Kiki, Project Manager in the Connecticut office, rejoined AMS in May of 2011, after three years with the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT).
While at CCT, Amy assisted in the design and management of several arts in education programs, including the Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools whole-school reform program, educator professional development workshops, grant programs for schools and community/arts organizations, the Directory of Teaching Artists and the NEA's Poetry Out Loud competition.
At AMS, Amy has managed a number of operational, strategic and business planning projects, program evaluations, and facility assessments. She continues to focus her work in these areas, as well as community development and cultural planning. Past clients have included the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (AT&T Performing Arts Center), Orlando Performing Arts Center (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts), U.S. Department of State, Americans for the Arts, Dance/NYC, the City of Miami Beach and The Joyce Theater.
Amy began her career in arts administration at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut, first as Programs Coordinator, where she managed main stage usage from contract to curtain, and then as Educational Programs Coordinator for the nationally recognized, PARTNERS (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools) program. In both capacities, Amy focused her work on community development, collaborative programming and strategic planning.
Amy also served as Education Coordinator at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), where her work involved the coordination of the fourth largest artist-in-residence program in the country, focusing on dance, theater and early-childhood education. She also functioned as the regional coordinator for the Early Learning Through the Arts©/New Jersey WolfTrap Program.
A native of Connecticut, Amy currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Hartford Performs, an arts education collaborative serving students in the Hartford Public School system. Amy earned an Ed.M with a concentration in arts-in-education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Hartford.