Lane Czaplinski is the Artistic Director of On the Boards – one of the leading centers for contemporary performance in the Western United States. In 2013, On the Boards received the William Dawson Award for Programmatic Excellence from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters for sustained achievement in programming. In January 2010, Czaplinski helped launch OntheBoards.tv, an online, pay-per-view platform for contemporary performance videos. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2002, Czaplinski worked as the Program Manager at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Czaplinski has worked with many organizations as a panelist/advisor including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, Japan Foundation, National Performance Network, Creative Capital, Herb Alpert Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Pew Charitable Trusts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and MAP Fund.