Recent Grants

Presenting: FY 2009 Grants Panelists

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A (Festivals)
June 18, 2008

Joseph A. Benedict
Production Staff
Blue Man Group Chicago
Chicago, IL

Sherwood Chen
Dancer and Choreographer
Associate Director
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA)
San Francisco, CA

Eduardo Diaz
Executive Director
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, NM

Larry Gustke (Layperson)
Professor of Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
Apex, NC

J. Chris Moore
Executive Director
Springfield Arts Council, Inc.
Springfield, OH

Karen Spellman
Arts and Cultural Events Consultant
Washington, DC

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B1
June 19, 2008

Michelle Boone
Cultural Program Officer
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Sherwood Chen
Dancer and Choreographer
Associate Director
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA)
San Francisco, CA

Eduardo Diaz
Executive Director
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, NM

Larry Gustke (Layperson)
Professor of Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
Apex, NC

Galen Joseph-Hunter
Executive Director
Free103point9
Acra, NY

Christopher Morgan
Dancer and Choreographer
Artistic Director, Muse
Director, Dance Omi International Dance Collective
Washington, DC

Heather Spicuzza
Theater Director and Educator
Vice President, Education and Community Engagement
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
St. Paul, MN

Access To Artistic Excellence Panel B2
June 19, 2008

Michelle Boone
Cultural Program Officer
Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Sherwood Chen
Dancer and Choreographer
Associate Director
Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA)
San Francisco, CA

Larry Gustke (Layperson)
Professor of Tourism Management
North Carolina State University
Apex, NC

Galen Joseph-Hunter
Executive Director
Free103point9
Acra, NY

Christopher Morgan
Dancer and Choreographer
Artistic Director, Muse
Director, Dance Omi International Dance Collective
Washington, DC

Heather Spicuzza
Theater Director and Educator
Vice President, Education and Community Engagement
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
St. Paul, MN

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel C1
July 23-25, 2008

Jean Cook
Violinist
Deputy Director
Future of Music Coalition
Washington, DC

Jacqueline Z. Davis
Executive Director
New York Library for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center
New York, NY

María de la Rosa
Dancer
Independent Arts Consultant
Santa Clara, CA

Paul Hogan (Layperson)
Retired Banker, Arts Patron
Milton, MA

Sandra D. Jackson-Dumont
Deputy Director, Education & Public
Programs/Adjunct Curator
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

William Kubeczko
Independent Consultant
Minneapolis, MN

Mitch Menchaca
Director, State and Local Partnerships
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C2
July 25, 2008

Jean Cook
Violinist
Deputy Director
Future of Music Coalition
Washington, DC

Jacqueline Z. Davis
Executive Director
New York Library for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center
New York, NY

María de la Rosa
Dancer
Independent Arts Consultant
Santa Clara, CA

Paul Hogan (Layperson)
Retired Banker, Arts Patron
Milton, MA

Mitch Menchaca
Director, State and Local Partnerships
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C3
July 25, 2008

Alison Carey
Director, American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR

Dawn J. Helsing
Executive Director
Court Theatre
Chicago, IL

Paul Hogan (Layperson)
Retired Banker, Arts Patron
Milton, MA

Mitch Menchaca
Director, State and Local Partnerships
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
November 5-6, 2008

Noël Bonam
Visual and Performing Artist
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
State of Maine
Augusta, ME

Suzanne Callahan
Founder
Callahan Consulting for the Arts
Washington, DC

Edgar East
Musician and music educator
Waterloo, IA

Janet H. Moore (Layperson)
President
Moore International, Inc.
Houston, TX

Tanya Mote
Development Director
El Centro Su Teatro
Parker, CO

Renny Pritikin
Poet, Curator
Director, Nelson Gallery
University of California, Davis
Oakland, CA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 9-10, 2008

Deborah Bunting
Artist, Heritage Arts Manager
Nebraska Arts Council
Omaha, NE

Susan Scott Lindberg (Layperson)
Counsel
Eni Petroleum
Houston, TX

Beverly Lingle
Retired University Administrator
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Joe B. Rodriguez
Arts Program Manager
Office of Cultural Affairs
City of San José
Milpitas, CA

Carlton Turner
Performer, Regional Development Director
Alternate ROOTS
Utica, MS

Ruth Waalkes
Director of Artistic Initiatives
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C-1
December 11-12, 2008

Bradley Erickson
Playwright; Executive Director
Theatre Bay Area
San Francisco, CA

Amy Lam
Principal/Independent Consultant
Lamling Group LLC
Dover, MA

Dipankar Mukherjee
Artistic Director
Pangea World Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth B. Murfee (Layperson)
President
EMC Company
Washington, DC 

Linda Walton
Vice President, Programming
Jazzmobile
New York, NY

Claire West
Development Manager
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel C-2
December 12, 2008

Dipankar Mukherjee
Artistic Director
Pangea World Theater
Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth B. Murfee (Layperson)
President
EMC Company
Washington, DC 

Linda Walton
Vice President, Programming
Jazzmobile
New York, NY

Claire West
Development Manager
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

American Masterpieces: Presenting, Panel A
February 10-11, 2009

Patricia Cruz
Executive Director
Aaron Davis Hall
New York, NY

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis
Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Michael Ross
Director
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Champaign, IL

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Brookline, MA

MK Wegmann
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Performance Network
New Orleans, LA

Eleanor San San Wong
Program Director
Cultural Equity Grants Program
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA

American Masterpieces: Presenting, Panel B
February 11, 2009

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis
Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Brookline, MA

MK Wegmann
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Performance Network
New Orleans, LA

American Masterpieces: Presenting ‘09, Panel C
February 11, 2009

Herman Milligan (Layperson)
Vice President/Customer Insights Analysis
Manager
Enterprise Marketing Customer Insights
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Julia Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD

Lawrence Simpson
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Brookline, MA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel A
May 21, 2009

Karen Hanan
Executive Director
Arts Northwest
Port Angeles, WA

Mark Masuoka
Executive Director/Chief Curator
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Omaha, NE

Mitch Menchaca
Senior Director of Programs
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix, AZ

Herman Milligan, Jr. (Layperson)
Vice President, Enterprise Marketing
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Cecilia (Ce) Scott
Visual Artist
Director of Residencies and Exhibitions
McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Panel B
May 27, 2009

Noel Bonam
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
State of Maine
Augusta, ME

Michelle Boone
Program Officer, Culture
The Joyce Foundation
Chicago, IL

Herman Milligan, Jr. (Layperson)
Vice President, Enterprise Marketing
Wells Fargo and Company
Minneapolis, MN

Claire West
Independent Consultant
Development Manager
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Eleanor San San Wong
Program Director, Cultural Equity Grants Program
San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco, CA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Application Readers
(Readers who did not also serve as panelists)

Anna Glass
Managing Director
651 Arts
New York, NY

Jewelle L. Gomez
Director, Grants & Community Initiatives
Horizons Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Julia A. Olin
Executive Director
National Council for Traditional Arts
Berwyn Heights, MD