Thor Steingraber
Thor Steingraber

Thor Steingraber is Executive Director of Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State Northridge. Previously he directed operas at venues worldwide and was Arts and Culture Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School in 2008-2009.

Recent Articles
The Legacy of Zev Yaroslavsky
The Legacy of Zev Yaroslavsky
Twenty-years after taking office, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavky reflects on the region's booming arts infrastructure and the future of arts education.
Can Opera Become a Sustainable Art Form?
Can Opera Become a Sustainable Art Form?
An op-ed on the sustainability of opera as an art form.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

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