Bill Bragin

The first executive artistic director of The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi
Monday , 25 November 2019
Bill Bragin

•Celebrating the fifth anniversary of The Arts Center was a real highlight this year. When I look back at what we’ve been able to accomplish – presenting over 300 performances by artists (including 21 commissioned or co-commissioned works) representing 50 nationalities to more than 75,000 people, I’m especially moved by what our small team has accomplished.

•Since my main vehicle to relate to the world is through amplifying the work of artists, I’ve made a point to present pieces which raise awareness and open conversations about climate change. On a small level, we also supply reusable Arts Center water bottles to all visiting artists.