Arik Beatty Joins JCA Team

June 04, 2024


Arik Beatty brings over fifteen years of experience in the arts nonprofit sector, focusing on the intersection of technology and people. Before joining JCA, Arik spent seven years at Writers Theatre, where he held various roles in fundraising and administration, including his most recent role as Associate Director of Technology. During his tenure, Arik managed the Tessitura database and provided essential operational support across the organization. Notably, he spearheaded the transition to a remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, successfully launching a new fleet of Macs for the team.

Arik’s contributions extend beyond Writers Theatre. At the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, he produced the 2015 Gamm Gala and co-created the Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center. At WaterFire Providence, he provided videography services and digitized the company’s music library. His passion for the arts and technology is complemented by a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University.

Outside of work, Arik is a foodie and loves exploring the Chicago food scene. He also enjoys swing dancing and immersing himself in movies, television, and live theatre. He lives in Evanston, IL, with his wife, son, and their two Mini Australian Shepherds.