Erin manages the ArtsLab program, bringing together arts and community leaders to build organizational capacity and strengthen the role of arts in community. Before joining Arts Midwest in early 2016, Erin spent five years building community among music educators as McNally Smith College of Music’s outreach director. In 2008, she moved to Minnesota from a position with the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Percent for Art program to be a program officer at the Minnesota State Arts Board. In this position, she built and managed programs to increase support to Minnesota’s artists and arts organizations during the implementation of the historic Legacy Amendment and served as the agency’s accessibility coordinator. Erin’s previous work includes emphases on research, consulting, and accessibility. Erin has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration, and a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance from Western Michigan University.
Program Director, ArtsLab