Bobby Asher, Director of Programming

Photo by David Andrews

Originally from Oklahoma, Bobby Asher most recently served as director of programming at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, where he collaborated with an extraordinary team to curate the Visiting Artist Series and helped envision, implement, develop and sustain several new arts initiatives including the NextNOW Fest, an annual student-focused festival, and programming at MilkBoy ArtHouse, a restaurant, bar, performance and gallery space in downtown College Park. He also served as the founding managing and artistic director of the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, as well as in other arts management positions in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Georgia. 

Bobby was a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenter’s 2012 Leadership Development Institute cohort, the 2016 EMC Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators cohort, and has served on numerous grant panels and committees in service to the field of arts administration. He and his wife Hannah are dog-parents to an aging but still ultra-hyper terrier named Daisy, and he enjoys sailing, cooking and curing meats in his spare time.

Phone: (203) 498-3722
Email: basher@artidea.org
Instagram: @asher.bobby 

Get to know Bobby

Read a Q & A with Bobby here