“The Georgia Institute of Technology welcomed Madison Cario in her position as Director of the Office of the Arts in August 2014. The primary charge of the Office of the Arts is to enhance the creativity of Georgia Tech students and faculty through engagement and participation in performing and visual arts experiences. Cario is responsible for the operation, financial performance and programming of Arts@Tech initiatives, including the operations and programming of the Ferst Center for the Arts.
Cario comes to Georgia Tech from The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named director of Student Engagement last year. She served as the director of Special Artistic Initiatives for the past four years, as well as the director of Operations and Facilities for the past seven years. In her roles with The Annenberg Center, Cario created strong connections with student performing arts groups through several initiatives to increase student participation and sense of belonging at the Center. She altered By Local programming – a performance series designed to bring local artists to campus – to favor more innovative, process-oriented work. She also supported experimental cross-genre work with artists interested in collaborating with students, and utilized non-traditional spaces for performance resulting in higher student attendance.
Cario holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication, Summa Cum Laude, from Temple University.”
– Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Recorded Nov. 13, 2014 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Also available on Vimeo.