Wendy Levy

Executive Director, The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture

Spokane, WA, USA

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Wendy’s creative work takes place at the intersection of storytelling, innovation and social justice. As the Executive Director of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, she is focused on facilitating collaboration, innovation, strategic growth and social impact for the media arts field, and is the founder and director of Arts2Work, the first National Apprenticeship Program in Media Arts and Creative Technologies, and the Executive Producer of The VR Colored Girls Museum. Previously, Wendy was a Senior Consultant at Sundance, helping develop the Sundance/Skoll Stories of Change Program and the New Frontier Story Lab. Wendy also directed the MacArthur Foundation-funded Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, the first public media Innovation Lab in the US. She began her career in film as the Festival Director for the Film Arts Festival for Independent Cinema at Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco, and has been a featured speaker and moderator at Sundance, Tribeca, the United Nations, Skoll World Forum, and many other venues. Wendy’s first short film premiered at Sundance in 1997 and she is the recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award for distinguished contribution to the media arts field. (My career goal is to keep working as long as I possibly can)