ALC Arts

ALC Management (ALC Mgmt) is Amanda Cooper’s arts management, consulting, producing and booking company. After nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit arts in NYC, Amanda started ALC Mgmt to help independent artists and small companies bring their work to more audiences across the country, and to provide producing and administrative support throughout their process. ALC Mgmt specializes in multidisciplinary works that are experimental and accessible. 

I am a freelance arts producer, consultant and advocate. I work with a wide variety of theater and live arts companies around New York City and beyond, specializing in booking and managing multidisciplinary touring works, as well as producing ensemble-driven premieres. I also consult on organizational and project budgets, and (realistic) future planning.

Companies I currently work with include: En Garde Arts, Pearldamour, DNAWORKS, HERE, Tandem Otter, The Bushwick Starr, Concrete Temple Theatre, Sinking Ship, among many others. Prior to starting ALC Mgmt, I was the General Manager at HERE, a multi-disciplinary arts space in downtown Manhattan. I have also held positions at The House Foundation, Music Before 1800, Symphony Space, Theatre Development Fund, Voice & Vision Theater and the Look + Listen Festival. I have served as an auditor and grant panelist, and spent time as a theater reviewer and feature writer. I am a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin program and a trained mediator through New York Peace Institute.

All the projects I take on are different, and their needs are different. I do not work in any “set” way, but rather, I focus on creating relationships, and finding the best ways I can complement and support the artistic work and goals. In my approach, fair work and pay are prioritized and I tend to take a more socialist approach when creating budgets and scheduling.

Along with booking and managing touring works, I am also a producer-for-hire locally in NYC from time to time.


The Park Slope Food Coop.
I have been a member for over 20 years, it has changed my life and understanding about how a large scale cooperative can be successful.

Don’t believe the hype. Or do.

The East 4th Street Community Garden.
I’m a member here, it’s beautiful, and worth the mosquito bites to come by for a visit. Any organic city gardening tips for keeping the squirrels and slugs at bay are most welcome!

Mad River Valley and the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm.
This central Vermont location is just wonderful. I spent some summers at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm, and there’s not much that beats a nuzzle from an Icelandic Horse.