About MergingArts

MergingArts Productions produces cultural events and radio programming related to music and visual arts.

MergingArts Productions reaches out to communities both locally and globally.

Who We Are

MergingArts Productions is a tax exempt non-profit organization.


Toni Pennacchia

Toni is the Creative Director of MergingArts. She has over twenty years of radio experience both as a DJ and music director for genres including world, folk, electronic, and blues. Her love of film began while working in the audio-visual department of the library - remember libraries? She has a Business degree from CUNY and completed her Master's Degree in IT at SNHU.

Toni has worked as a Learning Solutions Administrator for the last fifteen years, currently supporting educational technology applications for higher education and industry organizations, with over twenty years of overall systems experience.

Paul Elsnau

Paul is the Managing Director of MergingArts. He has been involved since the turn of the century in non-commercial radio in both on-air and audio production capacities. Before joining MergingArts, he was at various times involved in music promotion, community theatre, and film festival work. For the past several years, he has developed creative web based solutions for commercial and non-profit organizations.

Board of Directors

James Breen

Since 2013, James Breen, as "DJ Over Dammen", has hosted a weekly show on the acclaimed WZBC in Boston, focusing on the Eurovision Song Contest and global and ethnic trends in pop music with a particular spotlight on European cultures. James has also played traditional Irish music on piano, accordion, and harp since he was ten years old, receiving medals in multiple international music competitions. As a longtime participant in and patron of the arts and as someone highly interested in global cultural geography, James is proud and excited to support the mission of MergingArts Productions as a board member.

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For general questions, contact mergingarts@gmail.com.

For film festival questions, contact mergingartsfilm