Madison Cario

Madison Cario in the Ferst Center

Artist, alchemist, guide & interrupter creating in the spaces “in between”.

Madison Cario is Director of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech (, which endeavors to embed creative experiences into the lives and learning of Georgia Tech students, the broader campus, and the Atlanta community. Since 2014 Cario has led the campus in an historic change to deepen and broaden the arts experience, focusing on initiatives at the nexus of science, arts, engineering, and technology. Cario serves as a National Dance Project advisor, and is on the Board of Directors at DASH, T. Lang Dance and the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta. Cario recently received the Georgia Tech Award for Staff Performance in Entrepreneurship and the Georgia Tech Diversity Champion Award. Informed and inspired by their 20 year+ career as an artist, presenter and director, Cario is best known for their frequent appearances on stages across the country as a panelist, keynote speaker or provocateur. Cario presents regularly on the State of the Field with regard to the connections and collisions between arts and technology at many national conferences including the Dance USA annual conference, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Arts Midwest, NPN and the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta.

Previously at The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Cario served as Director of Student Engagement, Special Artistic Initiatives, and Operations and Facilities. She holds an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Rhetoric and Communication from Temple University.