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Millay Colony for the Arts Announces Co-Directorship of Calliope Nicholas and Monika Burczyk

"These two positions ... will strengthen The Colony's on-site senior leadership and provide us with expertise in the core areas of our facility management, artistic development, and financial well-being." -The Millay Colony for the Arts Board of Directors

AUSTERLITZ, NY - Earlier this month, The Board of Directors of The Millay Colony for the Arts announced the promotion of Calliope Nicholas, Millay's long-time Residency Director, to Managing Director, and the appointment of Monika Burczyk in a newly created position at the Colony: Director of External Affairs. The two Co-Directors will work together in a joint leadership capacity.

Calliope Nicholas has been a vital part of The Millay Colony team since 2005. As Managing Director, she will oversee residencies, juries, workshops, and management of the physical plant. In addition to her work at Millay, Calliope serves as Managing Director at FilmColumbia, a 10-day film festival in Chatham, NY, is a member of the Board of the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, and also serves on the advisory board for the Columbia County Tourism Industry Council.

As Director of External Affairs, Monika Burczyk will oversee all aspects of fundraising, partnerships, alumni relations, and social media. Monika has extensive experience as an administrator, fundraiser, artist, scholar, and educator. She served as the Executive Director of Sculpture Space in Utica, New York from 2012-2016, and is also the founder of fieldgenerator arts, a consulting service providing a range of services to both emerging and established artists. Monika received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute and was an inaugural Core Fellow of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University, where her research focused on the creative process, public art/social practice, and professional development for artists.