ARTISTIC DIRECTOR viz-art-dance
CAROL FIELDS DANCE PROJECTS (CFDP)
SANTA CRUZ, CA (since 1994)
Founder of viz-art-dance (formally known as The Carol Fields Dance Projects (CFDP)), a performing and production non-profit company. CFDP provides performance venues for emerging local artists as well as more established artists from Europe, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. CFDP has organized and produced non-profit dance venues throughout Santa Cruz, San Jose and the San Francisco bay area and is responsible for all aspects of multiple night festival performances. Festivals have been featured in publications; Good Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Metro Santa Cruz as well as radio. Samples of festivals and productions include:
FIRST FRIDAYCABARET at the Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA 2012) - Guest artist - Solo excerpts from Ompheloskepsis (works in progress)
EXIT THROUGH A REVOLVING DOOR @ THE SANTA CRUZ FRINGE FESTIVAL (Santa Cruz, CA 2012) – Artistic Director, Promoter, Choreographer, Marketing, Graphic & Website Designer
AFFECT THEORY (Santa Cruz, CA 2012) – Artistic Director, Promoter, Choreographer, Marketing, Graphic & Website Designer in conjunction with Per Haaland Affect Theory
PERFECTLY REALIZED HUMAN BEING & BIPOLAR MEMORIES (Santa Cruz, CA 2010) - Artist Director in conjunction with Per Haaland
ANY GESTURE USED STORY TO TELL (Santa Cruz, CA 2009) – Assistant Producer – Per Haaland and Dancers
STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Santa Cruz, CA, 1999) – Part of e/Motion Dance Series
VOICES (Santa Cruz, CA, 1999) Part of e/Motion Dance Series. A CFDP production in Conjunction with the Santa Cruz Dance
Gallery La Que Sable Art Foundation and the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery. Local, San Jose, San Francisco and Europe companies.
FREE FALL – (Santa Cruz, CA 1998 ) – A CFDP production in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery La Que Sable Art
Foundation and the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery. Local and guest artist: San Jose, San Francisco and Europe.
INTO ANOTHER REALM – (Santa Cruz, CA 1997) - A CFDP production supported in part by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz
County and the California Arts Council. Guest artist include: Mea Chesney and Scott Meyers (San Francisco), Bonnie Simoa (Davis),
Carla Barragan (Ecuador).
PERSONNEL PLACES – (Santa Cruz, CA, 1996) - A CFDP production in collaboration with Dancer’s Group/Footwork Studio in
San Francisco. with the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery La Que Sable Art Foundation and the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery. Local, San Jose,
San Francisco and Europe companies. Guest artist include Margrete Helgeby from Australia.
FLUID MEMORIES* – (Santa Cruz, CA, 1996)
A CFDP production in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery La Que Sable Art Foundation and the Santa Cruz Dance Gallery. Grants from the CA Art Council and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County. Guest Artist include: Nancy Colahan (Baryshnikov’s White Oaks Projects), Maris Basile and Hsiang-Hsui Lin from Limon West, Frey Faust from Axis (Germany), Anne Rosenthal (Marin), Damon L. White (ODC), VogtART Dance Co. ( San Jose) and local artist.
Art Adminstrator Pacific Mozart Ensemble -(PME) current - Berkeley, CA 94705
all adminstrative aspects of PME's business. Primary liason with public, venue, vendors and government/tax agencies. Fundraisers, venue managment, donor, 501(c)3 tax filing and monthly Board of Director reports management. New business and general marketing development.
Managing Director KUNST-STOFF - Marketing/PR Director, Development Manager & Business Analysis San Francisco, CA 2011
Winning grant writer for the prestigius $50,000 Gerbodeand Hewlett Foundation Choreographer Commission Award
Rebuilding non-profit for sustainability and future growth culminating in a comprehensive business analysis with risk analysis and recommendations presented to Board of Directors.
Averaged semi-annual (6 months)
• 150% increase in grant submissions with $100K+ grant written
• 150% increase in individual contributor with $10K+ raised
• 100% increase in space rental bookings (50+ renters with 580 events)
• 25% reduction in expenses
Balanced P&L with categorization of all suspended items from FY2007 till FY2011 and completed FY2010/2011 annual reports, FY2010 tax filings. Developed and executed 20+ contracts for contractors, dancers, work exchanged, rental agreements and insurance. Managed over 20 events averaging $1K gross profit/events in 6 months. Enhanced and strengthen mission statements resulting in 3 grant awards. Strategic marketing task completed included website management, loans, PR, graphics, flyers/posters, newsletters, Google search, and new letters.
Managing Director Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers - San Francisco CA 2012Managing Director Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers - San Francisco CA 2012
Bookings, calendar, website, photography, venue management.
Board of Directors SANTA CRUZ DANCE GALLERY, SANTA CRUZ, CA (1993 - 1999)
Manager of Annual Fund Raisers
Artistic Director Santa Cruz Dance Festival
Founder of sister program with Footwork Studio in San Francisco
Grant writer. Fund raiser coordinator, producer and choreographer. All productions were fully funded with on-time payment to artist, technical staff and facilities. Over 50% of performances exceeded capacity.
Co-Founder DANCECITY CHOREOGRAPHER COLLECTIVE (1994 - 1998)
Artistic Director – Producer
Open coalition of San Jose City College Alumnae and Choreographers from the entire Bay Area Dance Community. Sponsored by the SJCC Dance Department in 1994 and founded by Carol Fields and Jimmyle Listenbee (SJCC Dance Department Director), it’s purpose is to stimulate, facilitate and produce new works and new creative collaborations.
RITA RIVERA DANCE COMPANY, SHARON TOOK-ZOZAYA STAMPING ZEBRA DANCE THEATRE, HACK-IT, CAROL FIELDS DANCE PROJECTS, LIGHT BODY DANCE COMPANY, PER HAALAND AND DANCERS, JANYLN DANCE COMPANY, MARGARET WINGROVE, WILD BLUE YONDER, VOGTART.
SOCIAL JUSTICE & COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER
PROJECT VICTORY – (2012) - Project Victory is a non-profit educational organization that seeks to help Americans find ways to overcome the problems that threaten the future of life on earth.
SANTA CLARA JUVENILE JUSTICE – VOLUNTEER MEDIATOR (1994-96)
FRIENDS OUTSIDE – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (1994-96) - A visionary, pro-active child and family advocate helping families, children and incarcerated individuals cope with the trauma of arrest and incarceration, find a new direction, and move forward with their lives.
STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGER/SALES MANAGEMENT
SENIOR STRATEGIC MANAGER/BUSINESS ANALYSIS
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara, CA
FACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP CERTIFIED
PRACTICAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CERTIFIED
PRAGMATIC MARKETING CERTIFIED
2011 CHOREOGRAPHER COMMISSIONING AWARDS APPLICATION –Funded by The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Six $50,000 Commissions for Choreographers Awarded.
2011 San Francisco Artist Commission Creative Space
2011 Zellerbach Family Foundation
2011 Oracle Matching grant
2000 U.S. Patent: “ System and Method for Assisting in the Development and Integration of Reusable Circuit Design,” 2/2000
1998 U.S. Patent: “Method and Apparatus for Analyzing Performance and Density of a Source Design Module for a Target Programmable Gate Array,” X-431 US, 3/98
1998 U.S. Patent: “Method for Comparing Performance and Density of IC Devices,” 4/98