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Introducing New GIA Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to our new membership manager and our new program manager.
Sherylynn Sealy, Program Manager
Sherylynn Sealy
Sherylynn Sealy is a strategist, artist, and educator with a varied background. Prior to her role with Grantmakers in the Arts, Sherylynn was a philanthropy fellow with the New York Community Trust where she engaged with arts and culture funders and organizations across New York City. She previously served as a consultant for the New Haven Mayor’s Office and Superintendent’s Office on their implementation of the citywide Youth Stat initiative. Managing over 200 student-cases, she served as the point of contact for schools and local partners. A Teach for America alumna, she received her MPA in public and nonprofit management and policy from New York University, and her BS in education and psychology from Northeastern University. She serves on the Dance/NYC junior committee and is the producing artistic director at Greater Glory Nazarene Ministries in Brooklyn, NY. She continues to explore her passion for performing arts, traveling, and spreading a message of hope.
Aryo Wicaksono, Membership Manager
Aryo Wicaksono
Musician, educator, and enthusiast of gastronomy, travel, and the aviation industry, Aryo Wicaksono joined Grantmakers in the Arts as membership manager in January 2018. He previously served for five years as Chamber Music America’s membership manager and two years as the artistic & executive director of the Yogyakarta International Music Festival Academy. As a US State Department artist grant recipient, Aryo gave concerts, masterclasses, and lectures in four cities in Serbia. He served as a juror for the 20th Serbia International Competition for Young Pianists in 2016 and 2012 Mozart International Competition in Thailand. A grateful and thankful graduate of the Colburn School and the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and Dance, Aryo recently received the 2016–2017 Honors Excellence in the Arts Award. He is also a 2017 New York Community Trust fellow.
We know you will enjoy working with them. You may find all of the staff members’ bios on our website.
Video: Jeff Chang’s Keynote Address
GIA 2017 Conference: Jeff Chang
We are pleased to share the first in a series of videos of the 2017 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in Detroit.

Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, addressed the Monday Luncheon Plenary to discuss the issue of re-segregation in America and how culture change is essential to our collective work toward racial equity and unity.
The Boeing Company
News from the Field
North Dakota Council on the Arts Announces New Executive Director
North Dakota Council on the Arts has announced Kim Konikow as the new executive director of the agency effective January 12, 2018. Konikow will replace Dr. Beth Gigante Klingenstein, who served in this role since July of 2014…
Arts Orgs Increasingly Struggle to Break Even, NCAR Report Finds
The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University has released a report detailing financial health of arts organizations in the US. The report examines organizational bottom lines using data collected from over 4,800 organizations between 2013 and 2016…

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