Russell Granet was appointed Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education (LCE) in September 2012. Prior to joining LCE he founded Arts Education Resource (AER). He is an internationally recognized leader with more than 25 years of experience in arts education. He draws on his background as an academic, artist, and teaching artist in his work with cultural institutions, nonprofits, and public and private schools to ensure that all students receive a sequential, quality arts education.
Granet founded AER after a decade at The Center for Arts Education (CAE) - The NYC Annenberg Challenge, where he was Director of Professional Development. Prior to joining CAE, he was Director of Education at The American Place Theatre and a senior teaching artist at the Creative Arts Team. Since 1995 he has been on the faculty at New York University, where he developed and teaches the course Drama with Special Populations.
He currently serves or has served on the boards of The Association of Teaching Artists, The American Alliance of Theatre Education, The American Place Theatre, The Maktaba Project, Hilary Easton + Company Dance, and was a founding board member of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and the chair of arts education for the Columbia County (NY) Arts Council.
A frequent commencement and keynote speaker, conference presenter, and panelist on arts education, Granet has worked on projects in Egypt, England, India, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, Turkey, and throughout the United States. Granet was awarded the Founder’s Award from The Bronx Charter School for the Arts for his work in Arts Education and the Arts and Culture award from the Turkish Cultural Center.