Neil Barclay

Former Director

Contemporary Arts Center

Neil A. Barclay will complete his tenure as Director and CEO of the Contemporary Arts Center in December 2018. Prior to joining the CAC Barclay had been a leading national presenter of contemporary performing and visual arts; a senior consultant on cultural facility development for the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles; and the founding executive director of Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for African American Culture from its inception through its opening in 2009. He served as the Associate Director of Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin for 7 years during which time he began a nine-year tenure on the board of directors of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals including 3 years as the association’s Vice President. Barclay served as a Hub Site representative for the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project for nearly a decade in addition to serving on the Board of South Arts, the regional arts re-granting agency for the southern United States where here currently serves on the executive committee as co-chair of the agency’s Strategic Planning Committee. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and his BA in Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University where he currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the University’s College of Communications and Fine Arts.

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