Brett Ashley Crawford
Executive Director/Assistant Teaching Professor
Arts Management and Technology Lab/Carnegie Mellon UniversityDr. Brett Ashley Crawford is an Associate Teaching Professor of Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Dr. Crawford has worked extensively as a professional arts manager, primarily in theatre, and as professor in both arts management and theatre history. The highlights of her private sector work include serving as Managing Director with Imagination Stage, an arts education and professional theatre located in Bethesda, MD, the managing director / production manager of Rep Stage and the Horowitz Center for the Arts in Columbia, MD, managing director for St. Bart’s Playhouse in New York City. She is a member of AEA in stage management and has held myriad independent management, marketing and consulting engagements in theatre, film, and arts festival work in PA, NY, GA, TN, TX, and MD.
She currently serves as the executive director for the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory, a Research Center in Heinz College. AMT Lab serves the field through active research and engagement into the technology solutions artists and institutions are utilizing in their workdays and public programs. Recent national research studies include emerging digital fundraising pathways and a recurring study of ticketing and CRM systems used in the field. AMT Lab also provides interviews of leaders in the field as well as reviews of new software, apps, or unique technology implementations.