Neil Barclay named director of Contemporary Arts Center



The Contemporary Arts Center named Neil Barclay its new executive director. Most recently, Barclay was a consultant with Arts Consulting Group, a group that handles interim management and organizational services for arts and cultural institutions.

Barclay served as associate director of the Performing Arts Center for the University of Texas at Austin for seven years. He was the founding president and CEO of Pittsburg, Pa.'s August Wilson Center. And he recently worked on capital development for Los Angeles' Vision Theater, originally built by Howard Hughes for the city.

Barclay has served as a peer panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, the Gerbode Foundation and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Barclay joins the CAC May 1. He replaces longtime CAC director Jay Weigel. Weigel will focus on his work composing and arranging music.

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