Sidney McQueen

Sidney J. McQueen

Chairman at Arts Presenters

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1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, #200, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
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President  - International Arts Association

Consultant  - McQueen & Associates


Education , University of North Dakota

Masters Degree  - Counseling and College Union Administration , Oregon State University

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Sidney McQueen
President International Arts Association 7230 Hunters Branch Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30328-1719 (770) 394-9508

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Sid McQueen, McQueen & Associates, Consultant

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SIDNEY J. MCQUEEN - PRINCIPAL - Through the development of new performing arts centers, management of arts/entertainment facilities, revitalization of performing arts programs, and community feasibility work, Sid has become widely known and respected in the arts administration field.
McQueen has been an Executive Director or Managing Director of major arts facilities including: Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, Seattle; Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK; Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Authority, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Coral Springs City Centre, Coral Springs, FL; Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, Green Bay, WI; and Vilar Center for the Arts, Beaver Creek, CO. Prior to his work in arts administration, Sid worked in higher education managing the operation of student unions/university center facilities. Several of these facilities included visual and performing arts components. He is the co-author of "Administration and Operation of College Unions" which was a basic text for college union administration. As a key arts administrator for over forty years, McQueen has been instrumental in developing new performing arts facilities from 530 seats to 2,700 seats. Sid served as President of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters(APAP) - formerly ACUCAA - from 1986-1988 following five years as a Board member and two years as Vice President. He was active in the International Society for the Performing Arts(ISPA) where he served as President and Vice President of the ISPA Foundation. He was an involved member of the International Association of Assembly Managers(IAAM) for twenty-eight years. He assisted with the development of SWAP, a presenting consortium that included members from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. He co-founded and was the first chairman of the presenting consortium, Southwest Arts Presenters. Sid has provided consulting services to arts and civic organizations, as well as municipal governments. He has done community assessment and analysis, review of community arts organizations and public assembly facilities, arts and entertainment program review, and marketing strategies. He has worked with numerous architects and theater consultants in the development and renovation of arts and entertainment venues. Sid brings extensive experience in facility operation and program management that includes financial forecasting, staffing and program projections and operational proforma services. McQueen continues to remain active as a cultural arts and entertainment presenter through his non-profit organization, International Arts Association(IAA). Sid has provided interim management services including staff and facility oversight, planning and booking of cultural/entertainment events, promotion and marketing of series and individual programs. He also provided search services that included recruitment of qualified candidates, review and revision of position descriptions as needed, presentation of top candidates to applicant and/or search committee, organization of telephone and on-site interviews. He has served on numerous grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts including Inter-Arts, Challenge Grants, Dance Initiative, and International Initiative. He also served on the touring artists and dance panels for the Mid-American Arts Alliance. He served on grant panels for Western States Arts Foundation, Michigan Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, Texas Commission of the Arts, Florida Arts Council, Broward County(Fort Lauderdale)Cultural Affairs Council and King County(Seattle) Cultural Facilities Commission. He was also chosen to serve on the Arts International Panel for the Fund for U.S. Artists and Festivals. Sid has provided the National Endowment for the Arts with management and programming reviews, conducting numerous evaluations of organizations ranging from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the Chicago Arts Institute. the Washington Center for the Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, the Houston International Festival, the University of Texas, etc. Over seventy site visits were completed. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Dakota in Education. He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and College Union Administration from Oregon State University, and an Arts Administration Certificate from the Harvard Business School.

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