What is it like to be a cultural gatekeeper? by Queens Council on the Arts published on 2018-06-05T16:16:45Z This month's Artist Commissioning Program podcast asks, "What is it like to be a cultural gatekeeper?", featuring an exclusive interview with David Johnston, Executive Director of Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) and ACP Advisory Council Member. The episode discusses the categories cultural gatekeepers consider in evaluating artists' applications. We also hear behind-the-scenes feedback from art producers Greg Mays, Ari Pavlakis, and Margot Yale on the topics of artistic merit, clarity, & project feasibility. The theme music, entitled “Put in the Work,” was created by ACP Awardee in Music Composition, Neil Padukone. This podcast was produced by Program Manager Kelly Olshan and Audio Engineer Collin Cornwell, and Edited by Collin Cornwell.