Kacie Willis | Manager, Audience Research Program

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I am fascinated by the ideas in Shivani Gorle’s 2018 think piece on Neo-Neo-Dadaism because the intersection of art, new media, and our social climate is always relevant and quite exciting.”

Kacie Willis (she/her) is a Detroit native with a BS in Music Recording Technology from Hampton University and MFA in Sound Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. At WolfBrown, she supports numerous arts and cultural organizations in learning from their audiences through the Audience Outlook Monitor. She also contributes to our various newsletters including “On Our Minds.” She also recently produced a one-off podcast for WolfBrown.

She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she began her dual career in arts administration and audio production. She has served as the Development Assistant at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Patron Services & Marketing Director at 7 Stages Theatre and as a Consulting Analyst for TRG Arts, where she co-led audience building initiatives for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. In 2017, she co-moderated the workshop “Segmenting and Targeting Your Audience without Breaking the Bank” at the National Arts Marketing Project conference and led a group discussion on the subject of Partisanship in the Arts.

In 2020, Kacie was awarded the SCAD Alumni Atelier Fellowship where she developed the limited-series podcast White-Angle, which featured documentarians from various backgrounds discussing the role of race and privilege in their work. She is passionate about using art and media to promote accessible spaces for creative practitioners to have vital conversations about our sociopolitical climate. She is continuing this work as a 2022 Arts and Social Justice Fellow at Emory University.

Kacie is also the Executive Producer and Host of the Spotify original podcast You Heard Me Write, which was workshopped as part of the Spotify SoundUp podcasting accelerator program in New York City and features a diverse group of artists from all over the country. She is also an award-nominated theatrical sound designer whose work has been featured in Broadway World and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Outside of her professional work, you might find Kacie watching horror films, playing at pinball arcades, or hosting family game nights.

Kacie can be reached directly via email.

Kacie Willis recording audio on location
Photo: Courtesy of SCAD (Justin Chan)

Kacie Willis giving a talk at Blk Pod Festival


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