Jackie Calderone

Artist Statement: 

Jackie Calderone (http://www.calderonearts.com) has played many roles throughout her arts career including: presenter, funder, booking agent, fundraiser, evaluator, panelist, board member, educator, and artist. Calderone pulls from these diverse experiences to help organizations and individuals uncover a greater capacity to create, connect, and deepen relationships with their changing communities. Calderone is the Director of TRANSIT ARTS, Artists on the Move, launched in 2007. TRANSIT ARTS engages young people throughout Columbus through the seven members of the Columbus Federation of Settlement Houses. TRANSIT ARTS is working in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a wide variety of artists, arts organizations and other community-based organizations. She received an Artists-in-Communities grant from the Ohio Arts Council in 2007 to create an interdisciplinary project titled “What’s Your Dream?” in collaboration with a variety of outstanding artists and young people based in Columbus. In 1998 Calderone was invited to become CAPA’s first Director of Education and in 1999 created the CAPACITY program, expanding on the model of her innovative work with the nationally acclaimed Short Stop Teen Center. Calderone was the creative force behind the Short Stop Teen Center and Third Avenue Performance Space (a National Performance Network site). Her passion for community-based arts was sparked during her seven years at the Ohio Arts Council where she coordinated the Dance and Jazz Music programs. She has served on numerous National Endowment for the Arts panels and has designed and lead workshops for organizations which include Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The National Performance Network, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Dance USA and many more. Until 1989 she performed with an ensemble directed by noted choreographer John Giffin and she continues to collaborate with her husband, national touring artist Robert Post (http://www.robertpost.org).


Transit Arts
1150 East Main Street
Columbus, OH43205
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