Jill Schinberg is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky. She started her professional career at Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa and has subsequently held positions with Bay Area music promoter Another Planet Entertainment, Festival Internacional de Videodanza in Buenos Aires, Rena Shagan Associates in New York, and (most recently) Cal Performances in Berkeley. Along with producing and directing, she has served as a consultant to emerging arts organizations, venues, and dance companies in the United States and South America.
Schinberg researches gender gap issues in arts administration along with the notion of presenter as aesthetic gatekeeper. The gender gap in American society has always been part of her consciousness; now, as an ‘expat’ from a 25-year career in arts administration, she explores the dynamics and impact of gender disparities through her scholarship. She also studies the interdependent, and sometimes mysterious, relationships amongst contemporary audiences, artists, and presenters. Through consultancies and ongoing participation in the industry, she continues not only to research but also to seek opportunities for consultation and curation.
Schinberg holds an MFA in Modern Dance with an emphasis on Aesthetics and Arts Management from the University of Utah and BAs in both Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture and Dance from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and the Association of Arts Administration Educators.