“You really can’t have a global message without it actually being a local message first,” says Aviva Kapust, executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities, when asked about the relevance of “the local” within our increasingly globalized world. For a message to resonate universally, Kapust argues, it must emanate from a very local place.
Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts. Kapust joined the Village in 2010 as programs director, and previously worked as an art director and creative director at advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco. She is currently overseeing the Village’s Center-funded project SPACES: International Artist Residency Initiative.