30 Nov 2016
Rob Fields is a cultural curator and marketer. He is the founder and editorial director of Bold As Love magazine, an online publication that highlights the creators and curators of forward-looking global black culture. In 2011, he launched the New Black Imagination Festival as an extension of the magazine's community and brought together 25 speakers from the arts, culture, media, and business fields. Fields began his arts career handling public relations for artists and arts institutions such as guitarist Kelvyn Bell, poet Tracie Morris, the Black Rock Coalition, and the Caribbean Cultural Center. He also managed cornettist and M-Base co-founder Graham Haynes, and trombonist and Groove Collective alum Josh Roseman. He served as a Center music panelist in 2013 and he participated in a February 2012 music event, "New Frontiers in Music: Curating a Great Music Festival."