Cathy Edwards is executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Prior to her tenure at NEFA, which began in 2015, she was a curator of live performance and humanities events at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, the Time-Based Art Festival of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City. She is a graduate of Yale College.
After piloting the Creative City program for three years, San San Wong and Cathy Edwards share what we learned and what is next for supporting arts in the public realm.
New England’s creative workers earn nearly $17 billion per year, but are still being affected by global trends in technology and changing consumer habits.