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Sally Gaskill is an arts administrator with three decades of experience covering all arts disciplines. She currently serves as associate director and only full-time staff member of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) at Indiana University. SNAAP is a $5 million project that is tracking the lives and careers of artists in America.
Sally is president of the board of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, a nonprofit arts advocacy organization, and is a member of the State Arts Action Council of Americans for the Arts.
Sally served as executive director of two local arts councils (Rochester, NY and Bloomington, IN) and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. She managed grantmaking programs for the state arts council in New Hampshire and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her higher education experience includes concert management for Harvard University, and cultural policy teaching in the arts administration programs at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. As a consultant, she has led policy studies for the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts in Schools: Basic to Education) and for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, among others. She has served as a site reviewer and panelist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Other current volunteer commitments include serving on the board of Cardinal Stage Company and on the advisory boards of the Indiana University Arts Administration Program, WTIU Public Television, the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, and the advocacy committee of the Indiana Arts Commission. She sings in the Voces Novae chamber choir.
Sally has a B.A. in history from Colorado College and an M.A. in arts management from American University, where her thesis documented the entrepreneurial work of Noah Greenberg and the New York Pro Musica. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2006 Arts Leadership Award from the Bloomington Area Arts Council.
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