Maddy Hettler ’23 joined us in September 2019 as our Community-Based Work Study student through the Upstate Institute and Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) at Colgate University.

Maddy is an international relations major at Colgate and spent the year working with Arts at the Palace in every area of operations. We appreciated her outstanding contributions and great spirit, especially during the shutdown!

From her home in New York City, Maddy worked remotely as a 2020 Upstate Institute Field School Fellow this summer on a project identifying the arts and cultural assets of the Hamilton area. This research is vital to our 2021 Hamilton Summer Arts Fest initiative, for which we have received a NY State Regional Economic Development grant.

The grant is currently on hold due to the pandemic, however we plan to use Maddy’s research in other ways to be of service to local artists. Stay tuned for more details!