Ted Berger is the Director of New York Creates and the former Executive Director of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Under his thirty-year leadership, NYFA became one of the country's largest providers of grants and services to individual artists and artist-centered organizations in all disciplines.
He also currently serving as the Project Director for the Urban Artist Initiative NYC, a consortium committed to strengthening information systems for New York City artists and developing a new grants program for new works for NYC artists of color; lead consultant for the feasibility of developing the Brooklyn Public Library's new Visual and Performing Arts Library as part of the BAM/LDC; and a consultant for the development of the new Louisiana Creative Economy Foundation.
He has served on numerous cultural and educational boards, panels, and committees, including the Board of the Asian American Arts Alliance; ArtsConnection; the Design Trust for Public Space; the CUE Arts Foundation; and the International Studio and Curatorial Program. He has served on advisory boards for Studio in a School; Symphony Space; the Theater Museum; and the Older Artists Project of Columbia University's Research Center for Arts and Culture. He is also a Steering Committee member of the New York City Arts Coalition.
He writes and speaks extensively on the arts and artists and cultural policy for numerous national and international publications, conferences, academic institutions, and organizations.