Sally Gaskill

Sally Gaskill became Director of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project in 2012 after serving as Associate Director for four years. Her career in arts administration spans three decades. She led the arts councils of Rochester, New York (1993-2000) and Bloomington, Indiana (2000-2005), and managed grantmaking programs for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She served as executive director of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony. As a consultant, she developed cultural plans for a number of communities, and evaluated over 100 nonprofit arts organizations as a site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sally is past president of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, a nonprofit arts advocacy and lobbying organization. She is a current board member of the Arts Schools Network, the national association for arts education leaders. She taught cultural policy at the graduate level for the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester and for Indiana University. She serves on the City of Bloomington Arts Commission and sings with Voces Novae, a chamber choir.

Sally received a BA in history from Colorado College and an MA in arts management from American University, where her thesis was "The Artist as Manager: Noah Greenberg and the New York Pro Musica."