Amanda Cooper is an Arts Administrator and Advocate. She is currently a freelance arts manager and consultant, working with a wide variety of music and theater companies around New York City. Recent work includes: A.R.T./New York, DNAWORKS, The New Ohio, The Prototype Festival, Concrete Temple Theatre, Sinking Ship, and Music Before 1800; NYSCA, Stein | Holum Projects and En Garde Arts. From 2011-2015, she was the General Manager for HERE Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary arts space in Manhattan. Prior to HERE, she held positions at The House Foundation, Symphony Space, Theatre Development Fund, Voice & Vision Theater and the Look + Listen Festival, where she has been serving as the President since 2014. Amanda is a published theater writer, and has served as an auditor and grant panelist for New York State and New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin program, and a trained mediator through New York Peace Institute. She loves flora and fauna, and the city.