As a propagator of art, culture and ideas, Monique Martin brings her passion and experience in community building through the arts to elevate and instigate.
As an independent curator, producer and marketing consultant, Ms. Martin has partnered with and produced for Joe’s Pub, Disney Theatricals, Apollo Theater, New Victory Theater, Southbank Centre/UK, Hip Hop Theater Festival, Harlem Stage, NJPAC, Queens Theater in the
Park, HBO and numerous Broadway and Off -Broadway productions. Monique has served on national and international advisory committees, boards and panels, including Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), Ford
Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Performing Arts Exchange (PAE), Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), FC Harlem Lions and Women of Color in the Arts.
Ms. Martin brought her vision and expertise to City Parks Foundation (CPF) from 2007-2017 as Programming Director for SummerStage where she presented relevant, fresh and thoughtful programming to New York City communities annually in Central Park and 100+ parks city wide, presenting over 1,200 multi-genre programs reaching audiences 600,000+. Ms. Martin expanded the programming by including contemporary circus, presenting national and international artists.
As an ardent facilitator of collaborations across cultures, sectors and genres that foster cross-cultural exchange she has partnered with cultural consulates and embassies from Sweden, France, Spain, Finland, Morocco and Quebec in presenting dance, circus, puppetry and music. Prior to joining CPF she was Associate Director of Programming for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) as part of the River to River Festival.
Ms. Martin is currently the Director of Programming for Harlem Stage, a performing arts center
that commissions and nurtures artist of color while celebrating the unique and diverse artistic
legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture and the world.