New Executive Director Appointed

Antoinette Brim, Board Chair of Creative Arts Workshop, Daniel Fitzmaurice and Rick Wies, Arts Council Board Vice President (Photo: Katrina Goldburn)

Eileen O’Donnell, Chair of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Daniel Fitzmaurice as our next Executive Director effective March 13, 2017.

Mr. Fitzmaurice comes to the Arts Council from neighboring arts organization Creative Arts Workshop where he has served as Executive Director since 2015. Under his leadership, Creative Arts Workshop has expanded its visibility, programs, and fiscal stability. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of the Elm Shakespeare Company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the Arts Council during this important transition,” Ms. O’Donnell said. “As an arts leader, collaborator, and innovator, he is exactly what our regional arts and cultural sector of the 21st century needs.”

Mr. Fitzmaurice also teaches arts management courses at Albertus Magnus College and hosts Artbeat on New Haven Independent’s WNHH radio station. He received a Bachelor of Music in education and piano from Temple University, and he and his family live in Orange, Conn.

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