Carnegie Mellon's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Appoints
Artist Teresa Foley Director of Pittsburgh Creativity Project
PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry has named arts-administrator and media education consultant Teresa Foley to head the Pittsburgh Creativity Project. Foley will lead the project's efforts to research and execute new initiatives supporting the local artistic community through funding and development. In this capacity, Foley will lead the Creativity Project's advisory committee and manage the support components for artists.
"We are very fortunate to have Teresa Foley working on this project," said Margaret Myers, associate director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. "She is an experienced project administrator, but more importantly has direct knowledge of what it's like to make art in Pittsburgh since she has maintained an active practice in Media Arts for many years. In addition, she brings a love of Pittsburgh and boundless enthusiasm."
An award-winning video artist, Foley has extensive experience working as a media education consultant in Pennsylvania's arts institutions and non-profit organizations, including the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Chautauqua County Art's Council. For nearly a decade, Foley directed the media literacy program at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, helping local children and teens to produce video work and develop critical awareness of visual medias. Her motion pictures have screened internationally and she has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the IDEAS Institute at MIT's Media Laboratory. She was also an invited discussant in the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Online Forum in the area of race and ethnicity.
Funded by The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Creativity Project was created in response to the need of local artists and arts organizations to cultivate emergent innovation and broaden the base of support for their creative work throughout the city. The funders' aim in creating this initiative is to increase the quantity and quality of diverse artistic products by arts organizations and individual artists in Pittsburgh. For more information on the Pittsburgh Creativity Project, visit pittsburghcreativityproject.org.