Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
December 5, 2022

Doug Benidt
Associate Curator, Performing Arts
Walker Art Center, Inc.
Credit River, MN

Schree G Chavdarov
Global Engagement Director
LEAF Community Arts
Founder & Creative
Ubunifu Treasures
Asheville, NC

Courtney Ozaki
Founder & Creative Producer & Performing Arts Manager
Japanese Arts Network
Lakewood, CO

Nia J Rhodes-Jackson (Layperson)
Senior Director of Programs
New York League of Conservation Voters
Stamford, CT

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
December 6, 2022

Viviana Benitez
Associate Producer, David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Performing Arts Producer
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Tarsha Calloway
Vice President of Philanthropy
Tessitura Network
Johns Creek, GA

Edem K. Garro
Performer, Composer & Teaching Artist
Edem Soul Music
Omaha, NE

Heather Thornton (Layperson)
Regional Digital Coordinator
Cayuse Technologies
Alexandria, VA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
December 7, 2022

Zuly Inirio
Opera Singer
Associate Director, Center for Ethnic Studies Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Kesha McKey
Director of Arts
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Founding Artistic Director
KM Dance Project
New Orleans, LA

Charlie Robin
Capitol Theatre Committee
Washington State Arts Commission
Yakima, WA

M. Jenea Sanchez
Visual Artist
Communications Director
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Drew A Tanner (Layperson)
Communications Director
Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Williamstown, WV

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
December 8, 2022

Marcelo Aviles
Director of Programming
Yerba Buena Arts & Events
San Francisco, CA

Wes Culwell
Director & Executive Producer
Studiio Box
Hyattsville, MD

Stephanie Helms Pariza (Layperson)
Director of Philanthropy
Mount Rushmore Society
Rapid City, SD

Valerie Morris
Dean Emeritus, School of the Arts
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
December 9, 2022

Kal Gajraj (Layperson)
Senior Communications Director
Nations Benefits
Adjunct Professor, School of Global Business
Miami Dade College
Plantation, FL

Kristen Jackson
Associate Artistic Director & Director of Connectivity
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Washington, DC

Oliver Ragsdale
Arts League of Michigan Inc
Bratenahl, OH

Susan Swinburne
Susan Swinburne Consulting
Director of Advancement
Delirium Musicum
Torrance, CA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Jovan Johnson (Layperson)
Director of Career Services
Columbus State University
Atlanta, GA

Shruthi Mukund
Director of Community Engagement
Olney Theatre Corporation
Choreographer/Director of Community Outreach
Natyabhoomi School of Dance
Indian Dance Educators Association (IDEA)
Bethesda, MD

Jordan Remington
Community Engagement & Programs Coordinator
Friends of Seattle Waterfront
Seattle, WA

Xanthia Walker
Co-Founder & Producing Artistic Collaborator
Rising Youth Theatre
Senior Program Coordinator, Design & Arts Corps
Herberger Insitute for Design & the Arts
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

John Highkin
Executive Director
Fern Street Community Arts, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Judy Kim
Executive Director
Asian Cultural Council Inc.
Harrison, NY

Malycki Mañon-Sosa (Layperson)
Program Coordinator
One Iowa
West Des Moines, IA

Trés McMichael
Program Manager
Social Impact Civic Alliances
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Pikesville, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Jason Bayani
Artistic Director
Kearny Street Workshop, Inc.
San Leandro, CA

Tiara Chapman (Layperson)
Digital Content Creator
Humanity Communications Collective
The Colony, TX

Ethan Ellestad
Executive Director
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Elsie Smith
Circus Educator & Arts Administrator
Nimble Arts Circus
Director of Programming & Co-Founder
New England Center for Circus Arts
Brattleboro, VT

Maria Stefanovic
Executive Director
Leesburg Art Festival, Inc.
Leesburg, FL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Karen A. Chandler
Associate Professor of Arts Management
College of Charleston
Charleston Jazz Initiative
Nashville, TN

Dennis Creedon (Layperson)
Education Consultant
Philadelphia, PA

Jared Duymovic
Director of Programming
Overture Center Foundation, Inc.
Madison, WI

Otto Pierce
Executive Director
Sable Arts Projects, Inc
Stockbridge, VT