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Jill Schinberg

University of Kentucky
Associate Professor
Lexington, KY, United States

Jill Schinberg has worked for music promoters, agents, international festivals, and performing arts centers in various capacities both on the road and in venues large and small. She started her career at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa and subsequently held positions with Bay Area music promoter Another Planet Entertainment, Festival Internacional de Videodanza in Buenos Aires, Rena Shagan Associates in New York, and Cal Performances in Berkeley. Along with producing and directing, she has served as a consultant to emerging arts organizations, venues, professional associations, and dance companies in the United States and South America.

An ‘expat’ from a 25-year career in arts management, Jill is currently an Associate Professor of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky in the horse capital of the world. She researches arts management consulting, programming as an artistic practice, and workplace equity issues and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership and Management, Arts Programming, and Arts Entrepreneurship. She is a founder of Demographic Trends (www.demographic-trends.com), a startup dedicated to collecting and analyzing demographic data for organizations in the arts, culture, and entertainment industries. Through consultancies and ongoing participation in the industry, she continues not only to research but also to seek opportunities for consultation and curation. 

Jill holds an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah where she focused on Aesthetics and Arts Management and BAs in both Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture and Dance from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators; Social Theory, Politics and the Arts; and the International Association of Venue Managers.