Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Sam Miller is the founder and director of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. Previously he served as President of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) where, from 2011 - 2016, he produced the River to River Festival. He has also served as President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) a ten year initiative to improve conditions for individual artists in the US. He has also served as President of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) where he founded the National Dance Project (NDP) and as President and Executive Director of the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival.

Sam is a trustee of Danspace Project (NYC) and AMRITA (Phnom Penh) and sits on the Advisory Boards of the Creative Capital Initiative (CCI), Reggie Wilson's Fist &Heel, and ODC/SF.  He is Senior Advisor to the Philadelphia Contemporary project and co-convener of the CODA/2021 project with Kristy Edmunds at UCLA.

He has produced the "Dance, the Spirit of Cambodia" tour (2001) and the Eiko and Koma "Retrospective" (2009-2011) and has worked as a consultant for both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Pew Center for Culture and Heritage.