Arts journalist and broadcaster, San Francisco, Calif.
Project: Explore how interactive, immersive live events can help small media organizations increase audience buy-in and generate revenue.
Chloe Veltman has been deeply interested in live theater and music from childhood. Entering college, she set out to be a performer or an academic studying the arts. After receiving a degree in English literature from King’s College, Cambridge, she began pursuing a master’s in dramaturgy at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. But she realized that she was interested in exploring culture as a whole, rather than pursuing a career as an artist. Veltman turned to journalism, feeling it would let her both observe and be active in cultural activities. She began her career at The Daily Telegraph in New York and London, but soon decided to strike out on her own to focus on covering arts and culture. She moved to San Francisco in 2000 to launch her freelance career. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and BBC Classical Music Magazine. She is the author of the syndicated blog, “lies like truth,” and hosts and produces “VoiceBox,” a public radio series, podcast and web portal all about singing. Veltman’s book of interviews with actors, “On Acting,” was published in 2002 by Faber.
Veltman loves singing, storytelling and connecting people to the arts through her journalism.
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