Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has promoted Amy Kirwin to Artistic Director, announced the Hamptons cultural center. Kirwin joined SAC in May 2016 as Director of Programs and is credited with driving the overall growth of the institution to over 200 programs annually and shepherding SAC to a year-round operation.

“We are extremely proud of what SAC has accomplished since opening our doors in 2013 and as we enter this exciting new chapter, SAC is poised for continued growth and impact,” SAC Board of Directors co-chair stated in the announcement. “Over the past two years, Amy has proven herself to be an innovative and dynamic programmer. We are confident that she is the perfect person to step up into this new role and shape the overall artistic vision of Southampton Arts Center.”

Amy Kirwin. Photo: Corinne Lavinio. Courtesy of Southampton Arts Center.

Kirwin is looking forward to continuing the work she started in more profound way. “In my new role I plan to expand our robust partnership model by continuing to collaborate with those who have been so much a part of our early successes, and to seek out new programmatic partners, far and wide," Kirwin stated. “I am excited to build on SAC’s unique programming with thought-provoking, socially and culturally relevant, world-class offerings.”

Kirwin moved to the East End in 2010 and worked at the Parrish Art Museum for 6 years, most recently as Visitor Services and Museum Programs Manager. Prior to that she lived in New York City and worked in the Broadway and Off-Broadway industry. She studied post-graduate acting studies at Circle in the Square Theater School and was part of the founding team at 59E59 Theaters as Director of Sales. She later joined The Broadway League as Marketing Manager for Partnerships.

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