CARRIE BLAKE | CONSULTANT
Carrie Blake joined Webb Management Services, Inc. in January 2006. She has gained extensive knowledge on the operation and function of arts organizations through her work with various independent, government-based, and university arts organizations.
Before joining the firm, Carrie was the Associate Producer for the Office of Arts & Cultural Programming at Montclair State University (NJ) where she played a pivotal role in the establishment of an ambitious new presenting and producing program. Collaborating with innovative experimental artists from across the nation and around the world, Carrie coordinated state, regional and national and world premieres while working to establish identity, presence, structure and policy for MSU's new venture.
Prior to working at MSU, Carrie developed and managed fundraising events and campaigns for both The Drama League, a New York City-based nonprofit committed to developing artists and audiences for the American theatre, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Madison, WI).
Through her Master's Degree in Business at the Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Carrie completed a venture development business plan for the Wisconsin School Music Association and a marketing research study for the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Her graduate thesis focused on the university arts presenters' multifarious existence within university and community contexts.
Carrie earned a dual BA in Music and Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. A native of Cleveland Ohio, Carrie's commitment to the arts first began at the age of nine, when, after becoming fed up with the antics of her creatively destructive brothers, she picked up her first clarinet.