David Dombrosky Named New Director of Center for
Arts Management and Technology at Carnegie Mellon
PITTSBURGH — David Dombrosky has been named the new executive director of the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT), an applied research center in Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises (IMCE), a joint program between the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and the College of Fine Arts.
"David is no stranger to CAMT. Two years ago we invited him to serve as a presenter, session coordinator and honorary advisory committee member for CAMT's annual Technology in the Arts Conference," said Dan Martin, director of IMCE and faculty director of CAMT. "Now, we're thrilled to have him on staff. His knowledge of applications and technology combined with his commitment to community-driven work will serve us greatly during a time of significant growth and innovation."
Dombrosky sits on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture and serves as chair of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Council. As council chair, he spearheaded the national Creative Conversations, fostered the development of emerging leader networks throughout the nation, and championed issues of importance for emerging arts administrators. In June 2007, Dombrosky received the Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts.
Dombrosky, who hails from Atlanta, is a former program director for contemporary arts and new initiatives at the Southern Arts Federation, where he designed and managed regional and national programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts. His accomplishments include the creation of the Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival and the Southeastern Visual Arts Network. At the national level, Dombrosky coordinated Operation Homecoming, a project that brought writers to military bases to teach returning service personnel how to capture their wartime experiences through the written word.
During CAMT's 10-year history, the organization has engaged in community-building practices that help art meet technology through software and online programs like grant applications and artist rosters. CAMT recently won the Techie Award from Grassroots.org.