Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor is an independent arts manager, producer and curator operating under the moniker tbspMGMT. His current projects include producing and touring the performance works of Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Trajal Harrell, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Yvonne Meier and Wally Cardona. Ben is also the Producer and Curator for American Realness, an annual festival of contemporary performance at Abrons Arts Center in New York, NY. Previously Ben worked as Director of Operations for Center for Performance Research, an Artist Representative at Pentacle, a project manager for Chez Bushwick and in the Planning and Development department at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Ben served as chair of the Agents Council and Trustee for Dance USA from 2008-2010. He was the recipient of the 2010 Gabriela Tudor Fellowship in Cultural Management and will be a student in the inaugural session of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.
tbspMGMT is an experiment in new models of management, curation and presentation of contemporary dance and performance. tbspMGMT works to create partnerships between artists and institutions, building networks of support for the development and production of new artistic work. Simultaneously, tbspMGMT works to diffuse those projects through a larger network of performing arts presenters and festivals around the world. As the financial crisis continues, it is ever more challenging to fund the creation of new work. As such, it is urgently necessary for larger global networks of support to emerge. Through the maintenance of ongoing dialogues between artists, residency and contemporary art centers, festivals, universities, foundations and municipalities, tbspMGMT works to identify and strengthen these networks through partnerships around new research and artistic production. tbspMGMT.com