Meet the Good Works Lab Team: Arts & Culture Agitator, Joe Beyer

Joe relocated to his native Michigan from Los Angeles in 2018, and briefly worked as Executive Director to the Traverse City Film Festival, followed by Director of Audience Engagement and Brand Strategy to MyNorth Media, a two year run as Executive Director to Michigan Legacy Art Park, a thirty-acre outdoor sculpture experience and nonprofit cultural organization in Benzie County, and most recently as Executive Director to Parallel 45 Theatre, overseeing the Cultural Comeback Summer of 2021 and the safe return of live performances following the pandemic.

In California, Joe was a staffer to the storied Sundance Institute for more than 14 years, lastly as Director of Digital Initiatives where he led creative development and operations of digital content and special Institute projects, traveling globally and producing events for creators. Later he joined The Redford Center as Director of Marketing and Distribution.

Locally Joe has volunteered on the Traverse City Arts Commission Art Selection Panel, the Collection Committee of the Dennos Museum Center, and is a regular contributor to The Boardman Review. Joe lives and works from a small farm on Old Mission Peninsula with his partner Beth Milligan and two very cool cats.

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