Episode 120- Steve MacQueen- Engaging with the Arts

Office Hours with John Gardner

Steve MacQueen shares how the arts can be used to connect to people’s lives. He shares an overview of his work engaging the community and campus in meaningful ways to bring the arts to people from all backgrounds.

Steve MacQueen is the Executive Director of the Vermont International Film Festival, a position he has occupied since June of 2023. He has been a curator and arts administrator since 1998, heading multidisciplinary programs in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina before coming to Vermont. He was the Artistic Director for the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Burlington Discover Jazz Festival from 2012-2022. From 2022-2023, he was the Executive Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus, the iconic youth-cirque troupe based in Greensboro, VT. Prior to his arts-admin life, he spent 10 years as a reporter and arts writer for daily newspapers in Florida. He is a double-graduate of Florida State University, where he earned his BA in English/Film Studies and his MA in Arts Administration.