Winthrop University: Spotlighting Joy Young, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty Member’s South Arts' work with the Ford Foundation and BIPOC organizations through the Southern Cultural Treasures program

Spotlighting Joy Young, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty Member’s South Arts' work with the Ford Foundation and BIPOC organizations through the Southern Cultural Treasures program

New York Times, Link to Article: New Funding Offshoot Expands Grants to Arts Groups in the Southeast

"As part of the Southern Cultural Treasures program, the Ford Foundation and an Atlanta nonprofit will funnel aid to arts groups led by people of color in that region." 

ArtNet Op-Ed, Link to Article:
If You Want to Support the Arts in America, Invest in the South. Here’s Why

 

Joy Young, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience in the arts as an entrepreneurial performing artist, arts administrator, and academic. Joy’s work as a performing artist included owning a successful music studio and performing as a recitalist, sanctuary soloist, studio and background vocalist. Her 14-year tenure with the South Carolina Arts Commission was highlighted by serving on the executive leadership team as the agency Director of Administration, Human Resources, and Operations. Joy also implemented a variety of programs at the South Carolina Arts Commission to include arts/artist entrepreneurship; nonprofit leadership and organizational development; cultural tourism; statewide conferences and convening; and the AIR Institute. Joy’s contribution to the arts at the national level include service as a grant reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, member of the Committee for Individual Artists with Grantmakers in the Arts, and a mentor for the NASAA DEI Mentorship Program.

Most recently, Joy served the Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Her work saw her committed to a team who worked together implementing innovative programs, developing and executing proactive and quantifiable arts and culture initiatives, and broadening relationships with new networks and stakeholders. Joy found tremendous success capitalizing on the power of public-private partnerships as a strategy to significantly increase the Cultural Council’s earned revenue.

Joy enjoys sharing her experiences from the field in the classroom by preparing the next generation of arts administrators in the Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Winthrop University to be adaptive leaders. Joy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Arts in Voice Performance, and the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. Her research interests include arts leadership, program assessment and evaluation, and organization and leadership adaptations amid dynamic environmental paradigms.

Last updated by gradl 11/09/2021

Last Updated: 11/9/21