Myatt selected for media arts ‘voice’

     (PNAN-DC) – “I have a working knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for artists, arts organizations and funders in this dynamic media environment,” said Alyce Myatt, the new Media Arts Director for the National Endowment for the Arts. “I’ve also had the privilege of serving several times as an NEA panelist for past NEA Media Arts grant panels.  I hope to make a significant contribution to the work of the Arts Endowment.” Myatt replaces Ted Libbey.

     In her new role, which starts January 3, 2011, Myatt will serve as a leading voice for the media arts field and as manager of NEA grantmaking in film, video, audio, web-based and other electronic media. “The Arts Endowment will benefit from Ms. Myatt’s comprehensive expertise in the media arts, and we look forward to working with her,” said Chairman Rocco Landesman.

     With an extensive knowledge of production, creative program development, programming and philanthropy, Myatt has served as Executive Director of Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM). She was responsible for providing the philanthropic community with activities, services and publications to increase their knowledge and use of media in this rapidly changing field.  In addition, she was a vice president of programming at the Public Broadcasting Service, and as a program officer for media arts grantmaking for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

     Myatt has served on numerous boards and advisory groups, including the Center for Social Media at American University.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, she is pursuing an Executive Master of Arts from Indiana University-Purdue University.

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