Arts & Culture Advocate, Educator
Patrick A. Kelsey, MBA, MFA

About

Patrick A. Kelsey is a Professor of Business at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked as Managing Director and Development Director for Off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre, General Manager of Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, and Director of Operations for Broadway Across America.

Patrick has served as a grant panelist for the Nancy Quinn Grant for ART/NY, Georgia Council for the Arts, South Arts, and the City of Savannah.

He holds a BS in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and Technical Theatre from Ball State University, an MFA in Theatre Management & Producing from Columbia University, and an MBA from Nyack College.

Patrick is an avid arts advocate. He leads both the Arts and Culture Alliance of Chatham County and Georgians for the Arts, the official member of Americans for the Arts’ State Arts Action Network.

He currently serves as Georgia’s state captain for American for the Arts’ National Arts Action Summit and Chair for the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Commission. Also, he is on the Council for Americans for the Arts’ State Arts Action Network. Patrick lives in Savannah with his wife, Tara, and his artistically talented daughter, Eliza, and two cats, Klang and Cocoa.