Sam Miller

3 May 2018


Sam Miller, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 

The late Sam Miller was director of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, which he founded in 2011 at Wesleyan University, and president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council from 2010 to 2016. Artforum writes about Miller’s “long history of serving the arts community throughout New York, the East Coast, and abroad as a founder and leader of numerous cultural organizations” in a May 2018 obituary.

Miller served on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh and held leadership positions with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Pilobolus, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. In 1991, he founded the Cambodian Artists Project, a continuing effort to restore and advance Cambodian performing arts. He produced the Jamison Project, Men Dancers, The Ted Shawn Legacy, Dance the Spirit of Cambodia, and the Eiko and Koma Retrospective Project, and served as artistic advisor for White Oak Dance Project's Past/Forward. Miller was also President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, a 10-year initiative to improve conditions for independent artists in the United States. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.