Ruggaber Creatives, Inc. is your partner for Artistry, Education, and Administration. Founders Brian and Amy Ruggaber have each had successful careers in the arts and non-profit industries as artists, educators, and leaders. Neither planned to add entrepreneur to that list, but a surprise move to Memphis, new jobs, and a consistent stream of requests for consultations from organizations and individuals made the formation of what is now Ruggaber Creatives, Inc inevitable.
We’re here to provide assistance and leadership to help make your organization, programming, and productions run more smoothly and make a deeper impact in your community. The Ruggaber Creatives team has a deep commitment to diversity, equality, and professionalism in the arts and nonprofit industries and a love of sharing their experience and knowledge.
Let the Ruggaber Creatives team help you meet your artistic, educational, and administrative goals and engage with your patrons and community in an authentic and professional way.
Amy Ruggaber, CEO,
Chief Creative Consultant
Arts Educator, Community Engagement Specialist, Technical and Creative Writer, Advocate, Artist
Brian Ruggaber, Co-Founder, Consultant
Designer for the Entertainment Industry, Educator, Artist
Amy King Ruggaber is an arts programming consultant, program specialist, theatre teaching artist, actress, singer, writer, and advocate. Along with her husband, Brian, she founded Ruggaber Creatives in 2018. Previously, she was the Manager of the award-winning Fellows Program for ArtUp and ArtsMemphis and served as the Associate Executive Director of the innovative theatre company, Playback Memphis. Deeply committed to shining a light on the vital role of the arts in communities, Amy participates in advocacy efforts through her involvement with the Americans for the Arts and the Tennesseans for the Arts, where she was previously a member of the Board and the Administrative Director. As an educator specializing in arts integration, Amy has taught and directed programs for Hattiloo Theatre, Madonna Learning Center, Playhouse on the Square, and DeltaArts since her family’s move to Memphis. From 2007-2013 she served as the Director of Education Outreach and Community Engagement at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC). There, she represented ETC in the original STRIVE Initiative’s Arts Education Student Success Network and worked to develop educational collaborations between arts organizations from all disciplines through the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (GCAAE). She served as the 2012-2013 Co-Chair of GCAAE and as a representative to the State Board of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education. Amy specializes in creating programs that amplify the unique voice of participants within the community and she has written fifty-six short plays with creative input from the students for whom they were created. Her work has been profiled nationally for its effectiveness and unique contribution to arts education. She has blogged for The Americans for the Arts, ETC, The Write Teacher(s), and ArtsMemphis.
Brian Ruggaber is an award-winning designer for the entertainment industry and is currently faculty at the University of Memphis. For more on Brian and his portfolio of work, please visit our sister site, www.RuggaberDesign.com.