Please join us for a lively discussion about generating a creative economy in the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia. Lunch will be available. If you're interested in joining us for lunch, please register by Friday, May 9th. Otherwise, registration remains open until the day of the event. The event is free to attend.
Nancy has been an Arts Education Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts since June 2000. She has worked with applicants in all arts fields and disciplines, and is currently focused in the disciplines of dance, literature, music, theater and musical theater. She works with state arts agency arts education managers helping design an annual professional development institute through the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Arts Education Partnership. From 2004 through 2007 she managed the agency’s Summer Schools in the Arts program, a national initiative designed to assess student learning and offer potential models of rigorous, standards-based arts education. Prior to her federal service she was the Arts Education Manager for the West Virginia Commission on the Arts where she managed the Governor’s Task Force on Arts in Basic Education. For the Center for Economic Options she developed training and marketing opportunities for sector-specific micro enterprise networks, such as the Appalachian Flower Network. She has served as a facilitator, presenter, consultant, panelist and conference planner for many state and national arts organizations. She attended Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC and is a graduate of West Virginia University.
A native of West Virginia, Amy Postalwait joined the West Virginia Humanities Council staff in February 2008 as grants administrator. Postalwait oversees the day to day operations of the grants program assisting grantees with applications, reviewing reports, coordinating payments, and traveling statewide to present grant writing workshops. She previously worked for the West Virginia Attorney General=s office as the consumer coordinator where she coordinated and implemented marketing and public relations plans and managed consumer protection education programs. She earned a B.S. in Communications, with a minor in professional writing and a specialization in marketing research, from West Virginia State University. Ms. Postalwait will complete her Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University Graduate College in August.