Ebony McKinney is the Founding Director of Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA, a network focused on empowerment, leadership, and growth of next generation arts and culture workers in the San Francisco Bay Area through knowledge sharing, learning opportunities, and partnerships. She was instrumental in helping to establish the statewide California NextGen Arts Leadership Initiative funded by The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
She currently serves on the Citizen's Advisory Committee at Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Funding Advisory Council for Oakland Cultural Affairs and is a member of the Emerging Leader Council of American for the Arts. She's also served on selection panel for the Joyce Foundations Emerging Leaders of Color Fellowship.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
A forum for today's leading arts professionals sharing their knowledge, thoughts and comments on the topics shaping the arts in our communities, schools and nation.