About Us

MISSION

To present performing and media arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the University and San Diego.

VISION

To develop more empathetic students and community members that are better prepared to engage in the world around them through their participation in high quality artistic programs that broaden thinking and awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage new dialogues across UC San Diego and the community.

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Welcome to the
2019–20 ArtPower Season

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”

—Martin Luther King Jr.

As the political and cultural landscapes undergo tectonic upheavals, ArtPower is guided by the traditional motto of the United States: E pluribus unum,  “Out of many, one.” In curating, we are particularly interested in creating a season in which UC San Diego students can see themselves and their experiences upon the stage, with inclusion of a diversity in ideas, styles, and cultures at the forefront.

If one of the most powerful acts an individual can do is to listen and understand, the arts present an unparalleled opportunity for all of us to engage with cultures unlike our own. Our commitment to excellence and exploration is unwavering, and we invite you not only to experience your favorite art forms but also to get out of your comfort zone and encounter something unexpected.

At heart, our globally engaged series brings artists into direct conversation with the UC San Diego community and introduces our passionate audiences to exceptional performances. This year our Global Music series focuses on artists modernizing Asian music, updating conventions with contemporary performance. Our Chamber Music series highlights tradition while also showcasing the less-familiar works of female composers in celebration of the centenary of the Nineteenth Amendment. Our Special Events bring us interesting conversations and readings from brilliant authors on a variety of topics . We are also very excited for our participatory concert at the US–Mexico border with Choir! Choir! Choir! which will highlight the uniqueness and beauty of our border region through song.

I hope you’ll join us!

Jordan Peimer
Executive Director, ArtPower at UC San Diego

A NOTE FROM THE CHANCELLOR

Look Deeper

There’s more to UC San Diego than meets the eye. From the birth of our experimental campus, we committed to exploration and discovery outside the norm. We’ve always challenged our students, faculty, and staff to look deeper at the world around them. We’ve brought together explorers, changemakers, and brilliant artistic minds and encouraged collaboration to solve societal challenges and drive progress. ArtPower embodies this movement. Artistic thought, the creative process, collaborative exhibitions, and the act of witnessing the uninhibited expression of the human condition are all integral to this pursuit. Thank you for making this possible through your support of ArtPower and UC San Diego.

 

Pradeep K. Khosla
Chancellor, UC San Diego

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STAFF

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Molly Clark, Associate Director of Artistic Planning & Education

Molly is the main liaison for visiting ArtPower artists, ensuring that their experience is a fulfilling and smooth one. She uses her passion for the performing arts while assisting the executive director in planning the multi-arts season. She believes deeply in providing access to the arts to those young and old and is thrilled to be able to develop meaningful engagement programs to connect artists to students on campus and in the community.

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Carolena Deutsch-Garcia, Associate Director of Development

Carolena has the privilege of working with ArtPower’s patrons and corporate sponsors. She has a passion for connecting donors and institutions with meaningful funding opportunities and experiences. Through ArtPower’s progressive multi-arts season and and its robust student engagement programs, she is helping to cultivate ArtPower’s next generation of arts patrons!

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Sean Nash, Box Office Manager
snash@ucsd.edu

Originally from the Washington state, Sean has 10 years of box office management experience, most recently at The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, WA. He has a combined total of over 16 year’s experience in the customer service industry, including previous jobs with The Walt Disney Company, Expedia.com and Cirque Du Soleil.  

Jordan Peimer, Executive Director

Executive Director for ArtPower at UC San Diego, Jordan Peimer leads a team which oversees a multi-arts season devoted to performance, engagement, and residencies. He is responsible for all aspects of the development, production, and presentation of ArtPower’s public programs and artistic and educational residences.

Prior to his arrival at ArtPower, Peimer was vice president and director of programs at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. He is recipient of a 2000 fellowship from the American Jewish Committee, and a 2001 fellowship from the California Presenters Initiative of The James Irvine Foundation, out of which he curated Zeitgeist: The Harry and Belle Krupnick International Jewish Arts Festival—Los Angeles’, and possibly America’s, first international festival of Jewish performing arts. He also completed a seven-year long series examining the arts of Jewish Latin America.

Peimer was an artistic co-director at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. As executive producer for Jezebel Productions, he also developed and curated Friday Nights at The Getty for The J. Paul Getty Center. He created DanceWest, the West Coast regional choreographic platform for the Paris’ Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, for which he sat on the Conseil Artistique.

Peimer is an avid tea drinker preferring black tea from Arunachal Pradesh and Nilgiri. Among his favorite authors are Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing, Joseph Conrad, and AS Byatt. He is partial to subtitled cinema and Kaiju, Japanese monster movies.

Kathryn Sturch, Production Manager
ksturch@ucsd.edu

As the Production Manager for ArtPower, Kathryn draws on over 30 years of experience in professional and academic theater to ensure that the ArtPower artists have everything they need during their visit; from sound, lights, and instruments, to meals, housing, and transportation. Previously, she worked as a lighting technician on approximately 100 productions for the La Jolla Playhouse, 150 productions for UC San Diego Theatre and Dance, and as a stagehand and spotlight operator for over 300 rock concerts.

She is pleased to be part of the ArtPower team, helping to provide diverse performing arts experiences to UC San Diego  students and the broader community.

Joanna Szu, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
joanna@ucsd.edu

Joanna brings to ArtPower over a decade of marketing and communications experience—specifically within performing arts and higher education. At ArtPower she is responsible for all marketing and PR, leads the the student marketing team, and oversees the university box office.

STUDENT STAFF

Get to know the students behind ArtPower at UC San Diego who work with the staff to market, manage, and produce our events.

Olivia Bryan, Junior Arts Org Assistant
Class of 2022 | Major: Political Science: International Relations 

Growing up in a small town in Yolo County, California, Olivia’s appreciation of the arts began in her car seat when her mom continuously played Baby Mozart from the car CD player. It continued on in the form of jazz and ballet lessons at age 5, piano lessons at age 8, and learning French horn at age 11. Olivia has missed being involved in pep band, jazz band, wind ensemble, pit orchestra, and piano accompaniment, and is looking forward to bringing her passion for the arts to UCSD.

Nirupama Cemballi, Junior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Economics | Minor: Business

Nirupama’s interest in films and appreciation for culture springs from early exposure while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Watching a movie every Friday night was a must in her family so Nirupama’s fascination for South Indian film developed. Whether it is Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, or English music she enjoys it all. On campus, Nirupama is actively involved in Project RISHI and SangamSD with the hopes of making a difference in rural Indian villages and spreading culture. She is eager to continue exploring various cultures in film, dance, and music through ArtPower. 

Eunice Chan, Junior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Cognitive Science | Minor: Computer Science

I was born and raised in the Bay Area but I love San Diego and its wonderful weather. In college, I’ve began to develop my passion for photography, mostly just taking pictures of the places I’ve been, the foods I eat, and my friends. In school, I’ve really began to dig deep into my interests by investing in side projects that utilize UX design, graphic design, and interaction design. If I’m not doing any of these things, I’m probably most definitely listening to k-pop, specifically BTS.

Rebecca Chan, Junior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2021 | Major: Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM) | Minor: Urban Studies and Planning

I’m from the 626 area, but was born in Vietnam. Ggrowing up, I have always loved expressing my creativity through schoolwork and most recently through hobbies, such as, calligraphy and a bit of line art (mainly of flowers). I never truly realized my passion for the arts and design until taking some Visual Arts and Theater Design courses at UCSD. This internship is the perfect stepping stone for me to immerse myself in an inspiring artistic community, while being exposed to new perspectives and learning new skills.

Amber Chen, Senior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2019 | Major: Management Science | Minor: Accounting

Growing up in Fremont, California, Amber developed her love for arts in the form of dance, piano, and choir. In high school, she took a publications course for her high school yearbook where she learned photography and how to use Adobe programs. Since then, she has continued to pursue her creative side through marketing and content creation. In her spare time you can find her at the gym or in bed binge-watching YouTube or Netflix. On rare occasions she might explore with her camera! Through ArtPower, she hopes to go back to her roots in performing arts and better understand what art entails through different outlets and different people.

Julianne Chen, Junior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Cognitive Science (Clinical Aspects of Cognition) and Music Performance (Cello Emphasis)

Having been exposed to the arts as a child, Julianne is very passionate about the arts and her life would be incomplete without them. She was classically trained in piano and cello from a young age, and she also loves photography and brush calligraphy. In her spare time, Julianne enjoys crafting, traveling, listening to new music, and snacking! Here at UCSD, Julianne is involved in Daughters of Triton, the premier all-female a cappella group, and Initiative for Music Education and Mentorship, an organization that reaches out to local schools to enrich their music programs.

Olivia Ho, Junior Arts Org Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Visual Arts Media | Minor: Literature Writing

Olivia grew up in Sacramento, CA and has always been a creative individual. Her love for the arts began in high school when she took a photography class and fell in love with being behind the camera. She loves to share her vision of the world through capturing the little things in life. From her passion of photography, her interest in the arts expanded into graphic design, film, and creative writing. Although Olivia would much rather be behind the scenes, you’ll often see her in both her photography and film projects. Outside of class, she spends her time lost in fictional worlds—whether it’s in TV, movies, books, or her own imagination. She is currently working on a fantasy novel and hopes to be a published author someday! She’s also the Historian of Sixth College Student Council for the 2019–20 school year.

Avery Hom, Junior Arts Org Assistant
Class of 2022 | Major: Cognitive Science | Minor: Computer Science

Raised on the East Coast and now studying in San Diego, Avery has experienced a diverse range of backgrounds that feed into her love of the arts. Growing up, she was constantly drawing and invested in visual arts. It wasn’t until she joined her middle school’s orchestra and choir that she became passionate about performing arts as well. Now, she mainly focuses on dance at school with her team, KOTX. Because of the lasting bonds and memories formed through the arts, Avery hopes to share her passion with others and create a more interconnected community. On the rare occasions that she’s not involved with art, she enjoys going on spontaneous trips with friends, learning new languages, and trying new foods

Austin Labador, Junior Arts Org Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction | Minor: Design

Born and raised in the Los Angeles County area, Austin developed a love for music at an early age. As time passed, his interest and appreciation of arts and culture grew even more diverse, becoming a choreographer for the dance team kunFusion, and the cultural chair for the Multi-Asian Student Association on campus. He hopes to enter the world of UI/UX design, through creating graphic design and UI side projects.  In his free time, you can find him trying to work on dance moves, singing and playing instruments, watching Netflix, or playing board games.

Emily Pettitt, Production Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: Physiology & Neuroscience, Cognitive Science | Minor: Dance

Emily grew up in the vibrant city of San Jose, just a quick BART trip away from huge art and technological hubs such as downtown San Jose and San Francisco. Homeschooled for her entire adolescent life, she was able to dedicate her time to a multitude of extracurricular activities in a variety of fields, including independent lab research and dance. She had the privilege of dancing under Mark Foehringer at the Conservatory of Contemporary Dance Arts all throughout high school, which helped cultivate her passion to preserve the arts in our society. Here at UCSD she is currently pursuing a B.S. in physiology and neuroscience, with a second major in cognitive science. She adamantly believes there is a place in our society for both STEM and the arts, and that everyone should have the opportunity to be exposed to both. She is thrilled to be working for ArtPower, and excited for the chance to continue to help promote the arts in our community here. In her spare time Emily strives to do anything creative, whether it be dancing, attending FOOSH practice, trying to self-teach herself guitar, or cartooning her experiences on campus.

Lara Sanli, Production Assistant 
Class of 2021 | Major: International Studies-Political Science | Minor: Dance

As a lifelong dancer, Lara deeply appreciates the arts. She has been studying ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance since she was four year old, and is currently pursuing a dance minor here at UC San Diego. Lara hopes that her position as Production Assistant for ArtPower will further expose her to the energy and inner workings of the art world. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, books, and small coffee shops. She is also a writer for the student newspaper, The Guardian, and a copy editor for the undergraduate research journal, Circuit.

Sara Wang, Senior Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant
Class of 2020 | Major: International Business | Minor: Visual Arts Photo, Design

Sara is a San Diego native born and raised in a small retirement community, which incidentally reflects on her dismal athletic and driving abilities. Her alarming amount of time spent online soon translated to her love for visuals, art history trivia and memorable ad campaigns. Following an astonishingly terrible performance as Ghost #2 in her elementary school production of the Scottish play, Sara decided it would be best for everyone if she forever stayed on the other side of stage. Regardless, she is beyond ecstatic to make her grand re-entrance to the world of the higher and performing arts through her work at ArtPower. Though she seeks a career in non-profit projects such as global water accessibility, one of her greatest passions is studying the intersection between human emotion and creativity.

ArtPower supports the academic and career development of UC San Diego students through a variety of student assistant positions in programming, event management, marketing, production, and community outreach. For more information, email artpower@ucsd.edu.

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ArtPower Arts Administrative Internship (UCSD Students Only)

Description
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

MISSION
1. To create co-curricular opportunities in the performing arts and film that foster learning and self-discovery, as well as personal and professional skill development.
2. To supplement and enhance the academic investigation of our students through collaborative explorations in the performing arts and film.
3. To add to the artistic and cultural life of the La Jolla and San Diego communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • MARKETING
    • Assist in managing social media and editorial calendar by proactively creating quality content
    • Assist in conceptualizing marketing strategies for wide selection of global artists
    • Build strategic partnerships with on/off campus organizations and community partners
    • Learn to take lead design and development of layouts for marketing materials
    • Assist with design of event programs, posters, web graphics, and other marketing collateral as needed
    • Compile outreach databases and develop press releases
    • Assist in data analytics efforts
  • PROGRAMMING
    • Research and write educator study for K-12 and UC San Diego student engagement events
    • Assist in coordination of events for performances and student engagement
  • EVENTS MANAGEMENT
    • Represent ArtPower brand at performances, on/off campus tabling events, and classroom/student org performance
    • Mandatory attendance to at least 4 ArtPower events/student engagement events per quarter
    • Usher guests to their respective locations during performances
    • Scan tickets and ID’s for analytical purposes
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Assist in development and donor relations
    • Other administrative duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Open to all majors
  • Must pay UC San Diego Student Services feeds for each quarter working
  • Vested interest in the arts
  • Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Open to constructive criticism and feedback
  • Eager to learn and willing to help others
  • Strong copywriting and copyediting background
  • Graphic design, photography/video, marketing experience is a plus

Send your cover letter and resume to joanna@ucsd.edu.
Apply by May 17, 2019
Start date: Fall Quarter 2019

 

*This is an unpaid internship. 

ArtPower Arts Administrative Assistants (UCSD Students Only)

Description
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

MISSION
1. To create co-curricular opportunities in the performing arts and film that foster learning and self-discovery, as well as personal and professional skill development.
2. To supplement and enhance the academic investigation of our students through collaborative explorations in the performing arts and film.
3. To add to the artistic and cultural life of the La Jolla and San Diego communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • MARKETING
    • Assist in managing social media and editorial calendar by proactively creating quality content
    • Assist in conceptualizing marketing strategies for wide selection of global artists
    • Build strategic partnerships with on/off campus organizations and community partners
    • Learn to take lead design and development of layouts for marketing materials
    • Assist with design of event programs, posters, web graphics, and other marketing collateral as needed
    • Compile outreach databases and develop press releases
    • Assist in data analytics efforts
  • PROGRAMMING
    • Research and write educator study for K-12 and UC San Diego student engagement events
    • Assist in coordination of events for performances and student engagement
  • EVENTS MANAGEMENT
    • Represent ArtPower brand at performances, on/off campus tabling events, and classroom/student org performance
    • Mandatory attendance to at least 4 ArtPower events/student engagement events per quarter
    • Usher guests to their respective locations during performances
    • Scan tickets and ID’s for analytical purposes
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Assist in development and donor relations
    • Other administrative duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1:
  • Open to all majors
  • Vested interest in the arts
  • Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Open to constructive criticism and feedback
  • Eager to learn and willing to help others
  • Strong copywriting and copyediting background
  • Graphic design, photography/video, marketing experience is a plus
Level 2:
  • In additional to the Level 1 skills:
  • Advanced skills in developing and updating web content
  • Have advanced skills in graphic design
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and training skills
  • Must be able to identify and analyze marketing opportunities as well as making recommendations to staff
  • Responsible for overseeing of scheduling and providing work direction of Junior Arts Organization
  • Provide training to new Arts Organization Assistants on all aspects of the position.
  • Research, analyze, and develop marketing opportunities
  • Contact campus and community partners to propose marketing partnerships and cross-promotion
  • Develop and update web content using graphic design for programs

Hours per week: 10–15 hours
Pay Rate: Level 1: $12.21/hour; Level 2: $12.45/hour

Send your cover letter and resume to joanna@ucsd.edu.
Apply by May 17, 2019
Start date: Fall Quarter 2019

 

*Must pay UC San Diego student services fees each quarter working. 

TICKET SALES: 858.534.TIXS (8497)
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: 858.246.1199
GENERAL INQUIRIES: ARTPOWER@UCSD.EDU

Molly Clark, Associate Director of Artistic Planning & Education
moclark@ucsd.edu / 858.534.0499

Carolena Deutsch-Garcia, Associate Director of Development
carolena@ucsd.edu / 858.534.7657

Kathryn Sturch, Production Manager
858.822.3121

Joanna Szu, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
joanna@ucsd.edu / 858.822.3199

MAILING ADDRESS

ArtPower at UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0029
La Jolla, CA 92093-0029

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