Membership & Program Manager
Taylor is a Saginaw native, but a Lansing transplant, earning her M.A. in Arts & Cultural Management in 2016, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, as well as Minors in Theatre and Arts & Cultural Management from Michigan State University. In her current role at the Arts Council as include Membership and Program Manager, she coordinates the Artists-in-Residence program, Arts Night Out, as well as facilitates the Arts Council's grant and smARTS programs. The Arts have been a part of her life since a young age, and she has always felt compelled to pursue them. During her time in Lansing, she has gained both academic and professional experience in the Arts, focused around programming, community development, educational outreach and grant writing. She served as grant coordinator for the Anton Art Center in Mt. Clemens, MI where she facilitated the MCACA’s Minigrant Program for Region 10b, as well as developed funding proposals to support the organization’s programming objectives. She has also worked for arts organizations such as the state-wide arts agency, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Taylor is currently one of 15 arts and culture professionals completing the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs' “Rising Leaders” leadership program. Whether studying the Arts in New York City, or being a teaching artist in Lansing schools, Taylor is dedicated to connecting communities through a mutual passion for the purpose of life: creation.
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