Artist in Residence (2004-2006)
Fernando Maneca is an experienced designer, art director, arts administrator, and marketing & communications professional. Maneca was formerly the Marketing & Communications Director at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Currently, he is the Board President of New Dance Alliance and recently became a mentor in Pentacle’s Administrative Resource Team (ART) program. He is also a member of Artists Co-creating Real Equity (ACRE) an affinity group of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and of the Bessie’s Presenter League. He also co-curated the 8th annual Upstart Festival at BAX with Jillian Peña. During his career as a performance maker, Maneca’s hybrid performance work was presented at numerous performing arts venues throughout NYC including BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Here Arts Center, The Ontological Theatre, and the 92nd Street Y among others. His work was supported by artist residencies at BAX and at Here Arts Center as well as monetary support from Meet the Composer, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Jerome Foundation.
Maneca’s history as a hybrid performance creator, choreographer, designer, arts administrator and art director has given him a unique perspective and expertise that has been sought out by artists and arts organizations. Fernando is regularly invited to sit on panels for the curation of festivals, the disbursement of grants and awarding of residencies, and he has consulted for numerous arts organizations and individual artists.