Janice Sinden the newest president, of the Denver Center

Over the course of it’s nearly 40 year history the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has only had three CEO’s. Avery Anderson sat down with Janice Sinden to talk about what it is like to take up the mantel of DCPA CEO and President.

Sinden who previously worked as the Chief of Staff under Mayor Michael Hancock, is not afraid to take on such a large role with her previous experience but is looking forward to the challenge of working in a single field, the arts.

One of the largest tasks facing the DCPA leadership team right now is the search process for a new Theatre Company director. Sinden says that she would like someone who is “collaborative and visionary.”

Sinden also talked about her recent op-ed she wrote in defense of the NEA and NEH. Sinden stated that she is “very concerned for poor and more rural communities that if they don’t have these grants, that we will continue to see arts unfunded and that will have tremendous and a devastating impact.”

You can see Avery Anderson’s full interview below.

Author: Avery Anderson

Avery Anderson is the general manager of Met TV. He hosts “The Nightly Met,” an entertainment show that highlights local art and culture. He loves the theater and all art and is an advocate for local theater companies through his many stories. He also enjoys gardening and being outside.
Connect with him through email at aande133@msudenver.edu.

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