BroadBand specializes in nuanced producing and multi-perspective program design, sophisticated project management, and strategic organizational development. We are passionate about artistic work that bridges the local and global, illuminates unexpected connections, and broadens perspectives.
With over 50 years of combined experience working at the intersection of artistic creation, learning and culture, BroadBand is fundamentally about the power of three different perspectives to support and enlarge possibilities for artists and communities. We use elastic and flexible thinking, the ability to move between cultures, and enthusiasm and dedication to problem solving and forging unexpected connections.
BroadBand was created by Cristin Canterbury Bagnall, Sara Stackhouse and Lori Taylor to meet the complex needs of artists, organizations and institutions who need an experienced team to help them design, connect with and navigate multi-faceted projects, a new context or next strategic move. BroadBand helps artists and organizations thrive.
The BroadBand Team
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Cristin Canterbury Bagnall, Founder and Managing Director, is an independent producer who discovered her passion for collaborating with artists as a stage manager at Phillips Academy Andover. Upon graduation from Oberlin College she had the great good fortune to be hired for a part-time summer job by Yo-Yo Ma and his wife Jill Hornor. Over the ensuing nineteen years, Cristin worked with and for Ma and Hornor to manage and develop Yo-Yo Ma’s career as musician, humanitarian and cultural citizen. During that time Cristin served in a variety of roles, including general manager and director of strategic planning. Cristin was the founding treasurer of the Silk Road Project, now called Silkroad, and acted for eight years as a member of its board before joining the staff in 2013. During her four years on staff at Silkroad, she significantly increased earned income from program delivery; executive produced the Silkroad Ensemble’s Grammy-winning album Sing me Home and the Ensemble’s contribution to the soundtrack of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s film The Vietnam War; and co-executive produced Morgan Neville’s film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, one of the top-grossing documentaries of 2016. Cristin has served as a strategic consultant to a variety of cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts with her husband, daughter and pets, and serves as a co-chair of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.
Sara Stackhouse, Founder & Principal, is a producer and specialist in organizational development and strategy. Clients have included Arlekin Players Theater, The Steve Fund, Children's Hope India, Boston Baroque Orchestra, Mass Cultural Council, Silkroad, Arts Boston, Swanee Hunt Alternatives, ArtWorks SA, and the Acera School. She was the founding Executive Producer/CEO of Actors' Shakespeare Project for 11 years, and then served as Chair of Theater at Boston Conservatory during the merger with Berklee College of Music. On sabbatical in 2011, Sara spent a year with her family in Cape Town working with The Sibongile Care Centre for disabled children. In 2016, she founded The Mama Project, a cross-cultural artistic project with women from Boston and township communities in Cape Town. Previously, Sara was supervising producer of Inside This Old House for the A&E television network. She served as project manager for cellist Yo-Yo Ma for six years, managing projects and overseeing collaborations with artists such as Mark O'Connor, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Morris, Toni Morrison, Torvill and Dean, Atom Egoyan, and others, and was associate producer on eight films, including the Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach series, which received numerous international awards. She was the first director of education for NPR's From the Top, served as a consultant to the Berkshire Institute for Theology and the Arts for over a decade, produced A Taste of Chanukah for PBS, PRI, and Rounder Records, and was an executive producer of the MIT Media Lab's Toy Symphony. She is the immediate past chair and a current board member of MASSCreative, Massachusetts' arts advocacy organization. Sara lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her husband and two children.
Lori Taylor, Founder, is an educator who has worked across the world of education, the world of arts, and at the intersection of arts in education. She has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, teaching artist, arts administrator and board member. Lori has deep experience in public schools, independent schools, and teacher training. Most recently she was the senior learning and creative advisor at Silkroad where she also held the roles of Learning Specialist, Director of Learning, and Interim Deputy Director. There, Lori initiated and co-designed residencies and creative learning projects in Massachusetts, the United States, and Europe. Key partners included the Lame Deer School in Lame Deer, Montana, the City of Reggio Emilia in Italy, Harvard University, and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Lori also co-designed and co-led Silkroad's Arts and Passion Driven Learning Institute for educators in collaboration with the Arts in Education program at Harvard, as well as workshops with Silkroad musicians and teaching artists across the globe. Previously, Lori was the founding Project Director at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, where she helped create, direct and facilitate ASP’s award-winning youth programs with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, neighborhood programs, programs in schools, served on the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion evaluation committee, and co-designed and facilitated ASP summer teacher institutes with Salem State University. Before working at ASP, Lori directed the Teacher Residency Program at The Met in Providence, Rhode Island, a teacher training program for young adults from urban communities who aspire to be teachers. She was a teaching assistant to Ted Sizer, a leader of educational reform in the United States, at Brown University where she received her M.A.T. in history, and a personal assistant to legendary cartoonist Herb Block at The Washington Post. Lori lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.