June 20, 2019–(Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow announces the selected participants of the 2019 National Dance Presenters’ Forum, a four-day dance leadership development intensive held on its site in Western Massachusetts, July 10-14. The second annual Forum, reinstated in July 2018, is developed in collaboration with key partners from across the U.S. and designed to be a catalytic opportunity for early career dance presenters. On the occasion of the 2019 Forum, Jacob’s Pillow will host Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter.

Jacob’s Pillow has worked closely with national and regional partners to develop the curriculum for the program that provides a platform to discuss critical issues facing the dance field; strengthen curatorial practice in dance; explore collaborative strategies to support choreographic development; learn about and share audience engagement strategies; strengthen professional networks; and bolster support for dance across the United States.

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