Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Vice Chair

Arthur Espinoza, Jr. is an independent arts management consultant. Formerly, he was the executive director of the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities where he was an appointed cabinet member in the Mayor Muriel Bowser administration. Prior, he served as the managing (executive) director of The Washington Ballet.

Espinoza is also arts/humanities producer, artist agent, and executive coach. His expertise in arts and humanities public funding, arts administration, project development, strategic planning, and labor relations has served numerous organizations across the U.S. and Canada. He is an advocate for arts education, arts therapies, and works to assist arts organizations seeking to activate inclusion, diversity, equity, and access policies.

From 1999-2010 he worked at Colorado Ballet serving as that company’s general manager. There he oversaw artistic operations, production management, touring coordination, institutional marketing, revenue development, and patron services.

For over a decade, Espinoza produced an international humanities forum featuring high profile individuals in Denver, Colorado. There he hosted and interviewed President Clinton, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Jane Goodall, Sissy Spacek, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Sir Sidney Poitier, and U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, among dozens of other prominent personalities. Espinoza was founding director of Parasol Arts, a Denver based non-profit performing arts organization. Currently, he manages a roster of professional artists, choreographers, theatrical designers, and executives.

Espinoza’s work with other national arts organizations includes posts and engagements with the Denver Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee Ballet, Jam Productions (Chicago) numerous arts festivals and special events. He has served as a reviewer/judge for state granting agencies, foundations, and juried arts festivals. 

Espinoza is a professional bi-lingual voiceover artist for radio, television, film, and new media and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He has also produced podcasts featuring arts professionals and artists.

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