Ammo Eisu has been named the new program manager for The Studio Creative Arts Community for the UW-Madison Division of Arts.
The Studio Creative Arts Community program manager is responsible for the programs, spaces, and relationships that constitute this unique residential learning community grounded in artistic creativity.
Eisu comes to The Studio with vast experience as an educator, arts administrator, and community advocate, according to a press release from UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts. He was the director of an after-school program based out of a public primary school in San Francisco, which served over 250 students and their families and provided programming rooted in art, social justice, and wellness. His art practice ranges from being a touring musician, theater drag performer, woodworker, sculptor, illustrator, and rapid prototyping maker. In his advocacy focused on the liberation of queer and trans people of color, he has developed curriculum for the Human Rights Campaign, spoken at the Gender Spectrum Conference, and co-authored an academic article published in the Journal of LGBT Youth exploring the impact of a gender-expansive curriculum.
Ammo, who earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in design, will manage four creative spaces and a team of student staff to generate co-curricular programming in support of creativity and community-building. He also supports and coordinates a curricular seminar survey of the arts on campus, taught by the faculty director, and a Steering Committee composed of faculty and staff representatives across the arts on campus.