I am a proven leader in arts policy and assessment, program development, community engagement, creative placemaking, bringing diverse communities together, mentoring emerging community leaders, governance, finance and development, and capital project management. From 1998 to 2017 I led Hudson Hall, a multi-arts center in Hudson, New York. Prior to that I was a Program Director for the New York State Council on the Arts. My teaching and writing experience has spanned several decades across multiple disciplines.
What Folks Say About Gary…
Three short films about Gary and his accomplishments created for the Gala honoring him in 2018. Films directed by Devin Pickering.
“Gary Schiro, thank you so much for what you’ve done here for this restoration, for this magnificent facility…” – Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo
“Gary Schiro, the executive director of the Hudson Opera House, is a confirmed workaholic, often loath to delegate even loathsome tasks.” – New York Times
Local Notable: Gary Schiro – Chronogram Magazine
“Gary Schiro, the spark of the opera house’s revival” – Ann Satterthwaite in Local Glories: Opera Houses on Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet, Oxford University Press, 2016
“Shout out to Gary Schiro who has saved that place, who has worked for years along with an incredible board and very supportive community to fix that place up.” – Indie Opera Podcast