Prior to the C4 blueprint visioning process we wanted to get a picture of what arts organizations were doing in school, after school and in creative youth development offerings. These maps offer a snapshot of work in process in 2017. Arts-Education-in-Berkshire-County_06-15-18_2

Advisory Council

The C4 Initiative is advised by a council of community members who represent the arts and cultural sector, education, and regional development in both Berkshire County and Massachusetts more broadly. We are pleased to have support, insight, and guidance from the following individuals: 

Bill Ballen, Executive Secretary, Superintendents’ Roundtable

Allison Rachele Bayles, Administrative Director of Education, Berkshire Theatre Group

Mary Berle, Chief Educator, Norman Rockwell Museum

Heather Boulger, Director Berkshire County Regional Employment Board

Joshua Briggs, Arts Educator and Manager of Institutional Support for Jacob’s Pillow

Emily Bronson, Community Engagement Officer, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Jill Sasso Curtis, Former Dean of Community Engagement, Education & Workforce Development for Berkshire Community College

Diane Daily, Education Program Manager, Mass Cultural Council

Peter Dillon, Superintendent, Berkshire Hills Regional School District/Shaker Mountain School Union

Lisa Donovan, Professor, Fine and Performing Arts Department, MCLA

Jake Eberwein, Superintendent of Lee Public Schools

Mary Beth Eldridge, Facilitator, Arts Educators Professional Learning Network

Alfred “A.J.” Kwesi Enchill, Jr., District Aide representing Senator Adam G. Hinds

Beryl Jolly, Executive Director, The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Ben Lamb, Director of Economic Development, 1Berkshire

Dawn Lane, Artistic Director of Community Access to Arts (CATA) and Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion Dance Educator

Craig Langlois, Chief Experience Officer, The Berkshire Museum

Thomas Matuszko, Executive Director, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Dana A. Schildkraut, PDAE Arts Content Manager

Laura Thompson, Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace, MASS MoCA

Funding for this initiative is provided by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation through the Barr Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.