In this three part video series, we will feature Fareed Zakaria’s interview with New York City Center President, Arlene Shuler. The program will be broadcast on CNN/U.S. Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: GPS airs Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on CNN/U.S.
New York City Center, a not-for-profit cultural institution of the City University of New York (CUNY), was created in 1972. In 2015, New York City Center conducted a nationwide search for a successor to longtime president and CEO, Arlene Shuler, to helm its international portfolio of arts programming, which includes arts centers, theaters, and educational and community programming.
Shuler began her tenure at New York City Center in September 2015 and has been instrumental in the development of a long-term fundraising vision for the organization, as well as elevating the profile of New York City Center internationally through cultural leadership events and new media outreach, as well as an expansion of the programming and the program offerings. She has led a revitalization of New York City Center’s programming, which includes the initiative of an international and a national community of high school students to engage audiences in the world’s major art forms.
Upon Shuler’s departure, New York City Center will conduct a search for her successor. “The outstanding people we have working at New York City Center not only serve millions of people every year through our schools, adult education, recreational facilities, and community arts programming, they serve the city’s greatest passions – jazz, classical music, dance, and performance art. It is an honor to have had the opportunity to lead such a distinct and wonderful organization, and to see so many of the initiatives we have put in place since I arrived at City Center – reaching out internationally and creating a robust civic arts education program – ultimately become mainstream,” said Shuler.
In her position, Shuler serves as Chief Operating Officer for New York City Center and as president of New York State Council on the Arts, an independent, statewide entity that assists other New York state arts organizations in the advancement of their programs and finances.