Welcome Kippy Rudy, MASSCreative’s new Deputy Director!
MASSCreative’s team just got a little bigger. The staff is excited to welcome Kippy Rudy, the new Deputy Director! Kippy will coordinate the fundraising and operations for the organization, and brings her experiences to MASSCreative to help build a stronger, more sustainable infrastructure to support its mission.
“Kippy is a seasoned advocate for the arts with extensive experience running fundraising campaigns and building innovative and creative partnerships,” said Matt Wilson, executive director of MASSCreative.
Over the years Kippy has held leadership positions in marketing and development, leading campaigns raising more than $10 million at Portland Stage Company, Portland Museum of Art, and most recently the Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has also been an executive director for an opera company and an alternative music venue, as well as with VSA arts of Maine, a statewide arts and disability advocacy organization affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. At VSA she managed a staff of nine and led a network serving 700 artists, regularly lobbying at the state and federal level for increased funding for arts education, standards-based arts education, and increased accessibility to the arts.
Rudy said, “Massachusetts is home to a vibrant and talented community of artists and organizations that deserve strong, statewide representation. As a visual artist who has built a career around advocating for the arts, I am excited to join MASSCreative as it seeks to build connection and expand the benefits of creative expression to everyone in the Commonwealth.”