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Martin Wollesen

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Executive Director

Local Address: College Park, Maryland, United States
University of Maryland
Center For Celiac Research 20 Penn Street, Room S303B
Baltimore , Maryland 21201
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.A.
    University of California at Santa Cruz
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www.apap365.org, 7 Mar 2015 [cached]
Linda is a graduate of the Indiana School of Music and currently resides in Montclair, NJ with her husband Martin and children Jonah and Molly Rae.
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Martin Wollesen Executive Director Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland Board member through January 2018
Martin Wollesen became executive cirector of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in September 2013. In this role he provides innovative and strategic leadership for the Center's programmatic, educational and community outreach activities and contributes to the fundraising efforts of the organization. With collaboration as a core operating tenant, Wollesen works with university leadership and campus partners to advance the Center's mission, strengthen faculty and student relationships and cultivate new and existing community connections.
Wollesen came to the Clarice Smith Center from University of California at San Diego where he served dual roles. As artistic director for ArtPower!, Wollesen provided artistic vision and strategic direction to the organization, the university's premiere multi-presenting arts program in dance, music, spoken word and film. ArtPower! offers diverse artistic experiences that foster self-exploration with an emphasis on risk-taking and the unknown. These principles are familiar to Wollesen, who had an international upbringing. Residing in places like Singapore, the Philippines, Egypt, Portugal and Israel and witnessing street performance, cultural festivals and operas, for him the arts are linked to cultural identity.
As artistic director for ArtPower!, Wollesen created and implemented the Innovator-in-Residence Program that explores the intersections between the sciences and the arts; The Loft, a performance lounge and wine bar, the only venue of its kind on a college campus; Wonderland, an international festival of contemporary dance; and the Place Matters Project, the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary arts initiative in the university's history where non-performing arts students worked with Brooklyn-based dance ensemble Urban Bush Women to create movement pieces that enriched their connections to campus. He also inaugurated ArtPower! Film, a series of interactive film experiences that complement and extend the performing arts program.
At UC San Diego, Wollesen also served as the director of the University Events Office, overseeing arts and event programs that enhance student life and support community involvement with the university, including campus traditions such as New Student Convocation, All Grad Campus Celebration and the Sun God Festival. The University Events Office was also responsible for the UCSD Box Office, University Artist/Speaker Contract Management, and University Music Licensing.
Wollesen serves on the board of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and California Presenters. He previously served in board roles with the Western Arts Alliance and San Diego Performing Arts League. In 2012, he was awarded the Western Arts Alliance Vanguard Award for innovation in the arts for The Loft as UCSD. In 2011 he was named as San Diego Magazine's 50 People to Watch.?
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Martin Wollesen
Director University Events Office
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As the director of the University Events Office at UC San Diego, Martin Wollesen oversees arts and event programs that enhance student life and support community involvement. As artistic director for ArtPower! at UC San Diego, Wollesen provides artistic guidance and strategic development for the university's premiere multipresenting arts program in dance, music, spoken word and film. In 2007, Wollesen inaugurated ArtPower! Film, a series of interactive film experiences that compliment and extend the performing arts program, including the annual Up&Coming Film Festival dedicated to showcasing emerging student talent in a professionally juried context. In September 2008, he launched The Loft, a performance lounge and wine bar where emerging arts and pop culture collide.
The Loft programs an eclectic mix of performance experiences four-to-six nights a week and includes a public video gallery and visual art exhibitions. The Loft is the only venue of its kind on a college campus in the country, and was voted best venue in San Diego to appreciate music. In 2011, Wollesen created, in partnership with campus and community organizations, Wonderland, a biennial international festival of contemporary dance.
Wollesen has created and significantly broadened the ArtPower! Engagement programs. In 2006, he and faculty partners unfolded the Place Matters Project, the most comprehensive interdisciplinary arts initiative in the history of UCSD. This two-quarter residency with artists, faculty, staff and students explored issues of community, leadership and civic engagement using arts, and dance specifically, as a lens to address and respond to complex community concerns. In 2009, in collaboration with Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, Wollesen inaugurated the Innovator-in-Residence Project that explored choreographic cognition, creativity and learning distribution with UCSD faculty researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in cognitive science.
Wollesen has served on the board of directors for the Western Arts Alliance, serving as chair of the Mentor/New Colleague Committee and co-chair of Professional Development Committee and received the 2009 WAA Betty Connors Award in recognition for outstanding volunteer service to the Western Arts Alliance and the performing Arts in the West. He currently serves on the board of directors of California Presenters as treasurer. Wollesen was named by San Diego Magazine as one of "50 People to Watch in San Diego in 2011" and was named a "San Diego Trailblazer" by 944 Magazine.
Previous to assuming his role at UC San Diego in 2004, Wollesen was associate director of programming and director of education at Stanford Lively Arts, where he created the largest campus-wide arts residency project in the history of Stanford University with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Wollesen served as the director of arts and lectures at UC Santa Cruz prior to Stanford. He has lived in Singapore, the Philippines, Egypt, Israel and Portugal.
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Martin Wollesen
San Diego Downtown Rotary Club 33
clubweb.rotary33.org, 2 June 2014 [cached]
Martin Wollesen, Director, ArtPower, UCSD Wollesen will discuss some of the exciting innovations and initiatives in arts engagement through ArtPower! at UC San Diego.
"What we have is a different ...
www.signonsandiego.com, 20 May 2007 [cached]
"What we have is a different type of dance," said ArtPower's artistic director, Martin Wollesen.
Study In States » Maryland
www.studyinstates.com, 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. â€" The University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has named long-time arts administrator Martin Wollesen as executive director. Susie Farr, retiring this September, has served as executive director of the center for fourteen years.
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As executive director, Wollesen will provide innovative and strategic leadership for the Center's programmatic, educational and community activities.
"We are extremely pleased to have Martin join the university. He brings more than 20 years of experience in arts administration and higher education to the Clarice Smith Center," says Mary Ann Rankin, UMD's senior vice president and provost.
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In his new role, Wollesen will work closely with university leadership to advance the Center's mission; strengthen faculty and student collaborations; and cultivate new and existing community relationships. He will work in close collaboration with the School of Music and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies to develop activities, programs and initiatives that support and enhance the learning environment. Wollesen will also play a key role in the Center's fundraising and development efforts.
"Martin has proven his strength and leadership in creating robust partnerships that integrate the arts across campuses and within local communities," says Bonnie Thornton Dill, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.
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"I am thrilled to be joining not only one of the best campus-based performing arts centers in the country, but a world-class university as well," says Wollesen. "While honoring the achievements of the university by strengthening current programs and partnerships, we will build a new future by working collaboratively, strategically and globally to create greater depth and breadth of dialogue in the arts through the Clarice Smith Center."
Prior to joining the Clarice Smith Center, Wollesen served as director of university events at the University of California, San Diego, where he provided oversight, management, artistic direction and strategic development for the University Events Office's programs and services, that include significant campus traditions, large-scale concerts and a highly respected presenting arts program.
Wollesen concurrently served as artistic director for ArtPower! at UC San Diego, providing artistic guidance and strategic development for the university's premiere multi-arts presenting program in dance, music, spoken word and film. In this role, Wollesen developed the Innovator-in-Residence Program that explored the intersections between the sciences and the arts; and created The Loft, a performance lounge and wine bar, the only venue of its kind on a college campus. He also created and implemented the Place Matters Project, the most comprehensive, interdisciplinary arts initiative in the university's history. Wollesen also created an individual giving program for ArtPower! that increased giving by 40 percent each season.
Wollesen was previously the director of education and associate director of programming for Stanford Lively Arts at Stanford University.
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Wollesen held several other positions for UC Santa Cruz, including the Chancellor's inauguration coordinator and college programs coordinator for the university's Kresge College. He also holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Martin currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and California Presenters. He previously served in various board roles with the Western Arts Alliance and San Diego Performing Arts League. In 2012, he was awarded the Western Arts Alliance Vanguard Award for innovation in the arts for The Loft as UCSD.
He will officially assume his duties at the Clarice Smith Center on Sept. 2, 2013.
Maryland | Study In States
www.studyinstates.com, 1 Mar 2014 [cached]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has named long-time arts administrator Martin Wollesen as executive director.
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