Lane Czaplinski is the artistic director of Seattle's On the Boards, founded by artists in 1978 to introduce audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music while developing and presenting new work by Northwest performing artists. Czaplinski helped launch OntheBoards.tv in January 2010—an online, pay-per-view platform for contemporary performance videos. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2002, Czaplinski worked as the program manager at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has worked with many organizations as a panelist/advisor including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, Japan Foundation, National Performance Network, Creative Capital, Herb Alpert Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation,Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and elsewhere. He served as a Center Pew Fellowships panelist in 2010, and as the Pew Fellowships panel chair in 2014.