Recent Grants

Arts Education: FY 2010 Grants Panelists

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth, Panel #1 (Dance)
September 15-16, 2009

Carmen Boston
Arts Education Manager
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Washington, DC

Amy Chin
Nonprofit Management Consultant
New York, NY

Marcia McCaffrey
Consultant, Bureau of Accountability 
New Hampshire Department of Education
Contoocook, NH

Doug Poage (Layperson)
Principal
Carnation Elementary School
Carnation, WA

Edward Warburton
Associate Professor of Dance
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #2
(Literature, Musical Theater, Theater) 
September 21-25, 2009

John S. Benjamin
Theater Director, Retired Arts Education Administrator
Shelbyville, KY

Odelle Bowman
Actor, Director, Storyteller, Arts Educator
Lewiston, ME

Amy Frimpong
Senior Program Officer, Arts Education/Institutional Support
Minnesota State Arts Board 
Woodbury, MN

Marcella Kearns
Actor, Teaching Artist
New Berlin, WI

Chike Nwoffiah
Theater Director, Filmmaker
Executive Director
Oriki Theater
Stockton, CA

David Olson
Artistic Director
THEATERWORK
Santa Fe, NM

Sherry Robbins
Poet, Writer, Teaching Artist
Amherst, NY

Carmaletta M. Williams (Layperson)
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Johnson County Community College
Grandview, MO

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth - Panel #3
(Folk & Traditional Arts)
September 30-October 1, 2009

Luvenia George
Independent Ethnomusicologist
Washington, DC

Sojin Kim
Curator of History
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA

Rodney Liimatainen (Layperson)
Arts Patron and Community Volunteer
Chassell, MI

Dale Olsen
Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Gilbert Velez
Professional Mariachi Musician and Educator
Green Valley, AZ

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #4a
(Media Arts)
October 7-8, 2009

Ann Demarle 
Director of Emergent Media Center &
Associate Professor Communication & Creative Media
Champlain College
Jericho, VT

Akili Lee
Director
Digital Youth Network
Chicago, IL

Jack Lew
Director of Collaborations, Center for Emerging Media
Interim Director, School of Visual Arts and Design
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Eileen Newman
Managing Director
Tribeca Film Institute
New York, NY

Saul Rockman (Layperson)
President
Rockman et al
San Francisco, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #4b
(Media Arts)
October 8, 2009

Ann Demarle 
Director of Emergent Media Center &
Associate Professor Communication & Creative Media
Champlain College
Jericho, VT

Akili Lee
Director
Digital Youth Network
Chicago, IL

Jack Lew
Director of Collaborations, Center for Emerging Media
Interim Director, School of Visual Arts and Design
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Saul Rockman (Layperson)
President
Rockman et al
San Francisco, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #5A
(Music and Opera)
October 19-23, 2009

David Beauchesne 
Trombonist
Executive Director
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
Pawtucket, RI

Gary Gibbs
Executive Director 
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Judith Holifield 
Choral Conductor
Whole Schools Initiative Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Laurel, MS

Gerard McKenna 
Interim Division Head, Division of Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI

Michael Merrin (Layperson) 
Principal
Elk Plain School of Choice
Roy, WA

Aviva Segall 
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras
Omaha, NE

Rene Singleton 
Singer
Baton Rouge, LA

Judith Willoughby
Artistic Director. Canterbury Youth Choruses 
Wanda L. Bass Professor: Conducting and Choral Music Education 
Oklahoma City University 
Oklahoma City, OK

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #5B
(Music and Opera)
October 23, 2009

Gary Gibbs
Executive Director 
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Judith Holifield 
Choral Conductor
Whole Schools Initiative Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Laurel, MS

Gerard McKenna 
Interim Division Head, Division of Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI

Michael Merrin (Layperson) 
Principal
Elk Plain School of Choice
Roy, WA

Aviva Segall 
Music Director and Principal Conductor
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras
Omaha, NE

Rene Singleton 
Singer
Baton Rouge, LA

Judith Willoughby
Artistic Director. Canterbury Youth Choruses 
Wanda L. Bass Professor: Conducting and Choral Music Education 
Oklahoma City University 
Oklahoma City, OK

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #6A
(Design, Museums, & Visual Arts)
November 16-20, 2009

Michael Ray Charles
Visual Artist
Professor of Art
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Roger Dell
Director of Education
Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland, ME

Tatiana Gant
Director of Arts in Education Programs
Illinois Arts Council
Chicago, IL

James Glen Henry
Director of Arts Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Yukon, OK

Maruca Salazar
Filmmaker and Producer
Executive Director
Museo de las Americas 
Denver, CO

Joanne Seelig 
Family Programs Coordinator
National Building Museum 
Washington, DC

Dixie Swift (Layperson) 
Retired Educator
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth – Panel #6B
(Design, Museums, & Visual Arts)
November 20, 2009

Michael Ray Charles
Visual Artist
Professor of Art
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Tatiana Gant
Director of Arts in Education Programs
Illinois Arts Council
Chicago, IL

James Glen Henry
Director of Arts Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Yukon, OK

Dixie Swift (Layperson) 
Retired Educator
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Los Angeles, CA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth - Panel #7A
(Local Arts Agencies, Presenting)
November 30 – December 4, 2009

Sara Boettrich
Educator for School Programs
Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester, NY

Paulette Coleman
Independent Consultant
Strategic Alternatives International Co. 
Nashville, TN

Grady Hillman
Poet, Performer, Literary Translator, Folklorist
Director, Center for Community Arts
Texas State University – San Marcos
Austin, TX

Soye Kim (Layperson)
Attorney
Guerrieri, Edmond, Clayman & Bartos, P.C.
Washington, DC

Justin Laing
Program Officer, Arts and Culture Program
The Heinz Endowments 
Pittsburgh, PA

Lynn Tuttle 
Director of Arts Education and Comprehensive Curriculum
Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix, AZ

Jacob Yarrow
Programming Director, Hancher Auditorium
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Learning In The Arts For Children & Youth - Panel #7B
(Local Arts Agencies, Presenting)
December 4, 2009

Sara Boettrich
Educator for School Programs
Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester, NY

Paulette Coleman
Independent Consultant
Strategic Alternatives International Co. 
Nashville, TN

Soye Kim (Layperson)
Attorney
Guerrieri, Edmond, Clayman & Bartos, P.C.
Washington, DC

Justin Laing
Program Officer, Arts and Culture Program
The Heinz Endowments 
Pittsburgh, PA

Jacob Yarrow
Programming Director, Hancher Auditorium
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA