Ms. Kristina Newman-Scott
Kristina Newman-Scott is the newly appointed President of BRIC, a leading presenter of innovative contemporary cultural programming and a major incubator and supporter of Brooklyn artists and media-makers. She is the first immigrant and woman of color to serve in this position and her previous position as the Director of Culture and State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Connecticut. Newman-Scott also served as the Director of Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs for the City of Hartford; Director of Programs at the Boston Center for the Arts; and Director of Visual Arts at Hartford's Real Art Ways.
Her awards and recognitions include the Americans for the Arts, 2018 Selina Roberts Ottum Award which recognizes an individual working in arts management who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities; The 2018 Connecticut Women’s Education & Legal Fund, Woman of Inspiration; a 2017 Writers Block, ACE Awardee; Hartford Business Journal Forty Under 40; a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow; a Hive Global Leadership selectee; and a Next City, Urban Vanguard. Ms. Newman-Scott serves on the boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, The Connecticut Forum, and the New England Foundation for the Arts as well the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Council.
She has been a TEDx speaker, visiting curator, guest lecturer, and featured presenter at colleges, universities, organizations and events throughout Connecticut, across the country and internationally. Ms. Newman-Scott was a visual artist, creative strategies consultant, and a television and radio producer in Jamaica, where she was born and raised. She became a U.S. citizen in 2013 and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.