Hank Knerr: East Coast Artist Representative
- 423 Risinger Road
- Indiana, PA 15701
For the past 28 years, Hank has served as the executive director of the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Pennsylvania, promoting and presenting nearly 200 in-house and touring visual and performing arts events and projects each year. In this position, his responsibilities included presenting a diverse season of touring performing artists, extensive arts-in-education outreach activities, the IUP Community Music School, performance facilities management, and web maintenance.
Hank currently serve as secretary with the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents and just completed service to the PA Presenters, twice serving as its president. I am also the vice president of the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance and have also served on the boards of the Indiana Arts Council, Indiana Country Tourist Bureau, and Indiana County Humane Society.
He is an active member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and recipient of numerous grants including such funding organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, National Dance Project, PNC Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and others. Highly active in state and national arts advocacy and arts-in-education programs, Hank has served for several years on the planning committee of the Performing Arts Exchanged, chaired several professional conferences, and headed the host planning for the 2014 Pennsylvania Governors Awards for the Arts.