Lead Educator, Arts as Civic Engagement Program
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Roseann Weiss is the Lead Educator for the Arts as Civic Engagement (ACE) program at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. She has 30 years of experience in arts leadership in nonprofit arts institutions, community organizations, and galleries. Roseann was most recently the Director of Artist and Community Initiatives at the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC). In this position, she guided the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute – an innovative, cross-sector program centered on the belief that art can amplify the voices of communities, be a key factor in regenerating neighborhoods and be a powerful agent for social change. She also led RAC’s artists’ support programs, grants, and fellowships as well as creative community initiatives, which included identifying resources for new projects. Roseann has curated contemporary art exhibitions, served on public art committees, arts panels, juries, and boards and continues to lecture and lead workshops about the intersections of contemporary art and community in national settings.