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Alvin H. Reiss Biography (1930-)
Born June 15, 1930, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Samuel (a manufacturer) and Anne(Elowsky) Reiss; married Ellen Komoroff (a travel agent), August 26, 1956; children: Steven, Robert, Michael. Addresses: HOME--110 Riverside Drive,New York, NY 10024. OFFICE--c/o Arts Management, 408 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
CTFT notes the following highlights of Alvin Reiss' career: Co- founder, editor, and publisher of the first national periodical for cultural administrators, Arts Management; organized the nation's first college course in arts management at The New School, 1963; author of the first Resolution on the Arts passed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities, 1974; organized the first business/arts seminars for business oriented groups, and directed the first extended college seminar series on business and the arts; initiated the Visiting Arts Consultant Program for the State University of New York, 1973-75; developed and directed one of the first arts management graduate programs.
- Birth Details
- June 15, 1930
- Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Assistant producer, Gordon Pollack Productions, New York City, 1955- 56.
- executive director, Related Arts Counsellors, New York City, 1962--.
- editor, publisher, Arts Management (magazine), New York City, 1962-- .
- editor, newsletter for the New York State Council on the Arts, 1963- 66.
- business and arts columnist, Cultural Affairs (magazine), New York City,1967-70.
- program director, Albert Dorne Memorial Foundation, 1968-71.
- director, Arts and Business Technical Assistance Program, 1972-73.
- communications director, American Council for Arts in Education, 1972-74.
- director, Management of Arts (graduate program), Aldelphi University, 1978-85.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
- Co-host, World of Dance, WNYC, New York City, 1965-68.
- host and moderator, Monthly Arts Forum, WNYC, 1968-79.
- The Arts Management Handbook, Law-Arts, 1970, revised edition, 1974.
- Culture & Company, Twayne Publishers, 1972.
- The Arts Management Reader, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1979.
- Cash In! Funding and Promoting the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, 1986.
- Also contributor of articles to the New York Times, Esquire, American Way, Coronet, Family Health, Art News, Mainliner, and Cue.
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