Bates Arts Collaborative

Artists, musicians, dancers, writers, faculty, staff, and students coming together to share, collaborate and connect. Our purpose is to elevate the arts on campus and in our community, to advocate the importance of experiencing and bringing the arts into our daily lives, and to celebrate the artistic achievements of our students, faculty and local community.


The Bates Arts Collaborative is dedicated to infusing the arts and creative process into a broad range of our liberal arts education. We support art makers and scholars, coordinate collaborative work in the arts, advocate for the arts in college planning, and give the arts a voice in the leadership of the college. We envision the college with a flourishing creative environment that reaches multiple constituencies within and beyond our campus.

  • Victoria Blaine-Wallace, Design
  • Alan Carr, Olin Concert Series and Applied Music Manager
  • Shoshona Currier, Bates Dance Festival
  • Timothy Dugan, Theater Faculty, Co-Chair
  • Julie Fox, Dance Faculty
  • Carolina Gonzalez Valencia, Art and Visual Culture Faculty
  • Alexandra Hood, Olin Arts Center Operations Supervisor
  • Pamela Johnson, Art and Visual Culture Faculty
  • Christine McDowell, Theater Faculty
  • Dan Mills, Director of the Museum of Art
  • Hiroya Miura, Music Faculty
  • Darby Ray, Harward Center for Community Partnerships
  • Michael Reidy, Theater Faculty, Co-Chair
  • Anthony Shostak, Education Coordinator, Museum of Art
  • Ariel  Soares ’20, Student Representative
  • Philip  Wu ’20, Student Representative