Our Team

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Chris Duerr
Manager of Operations

Anqwenique Kinsel
Director of Programs

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Matt Sikora
Director of Evaluation and Planning

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Yael Silk
Executive Director

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Colin Williams
Manager of Programs and Communication

Our Mission

We collaborate with educators to unlock the transformative power of the arts.

Our Vision

We envision a diverse network of educators in Southwestern Pennsylvania that immerses young people—regardless of appearance, ability, income, or ZIP Code—in powerful, personally relevant arts learning that transforms their sense of self, ability to share thoughts and feelings, and capacity to shape communities.

Our Values


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Arts Ed Collaborative. CMP’s Board of Trustees is our legal governing body. CMP also provides fiscal oversight. Additionally, Arts Ed Collaborative seeks out other voices for strategic input. Members of the arts ed community review our programs, offer advice, and help guide our work forward.

Arts Ed Collaborative maintains connections at the local, state, and national levels.


  • We are a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
  • We are a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership.
  • We are a member of the Remake Learning. Yael Silk is a member of the Pittsburgh Regional STE(A)M Ecosystem, and Colin Williams is a member of the Maker Learning Collaborative steering committee.
  • We maintain a network of liaisons in local school districts, arts organizations, and higher education institutions to both disseminate and gather information.
  • We are part of Citizens for the Arts in PA and work to connect with legislators.
  • We are a supporter of UniSound.



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We want to hear from you!

Drop us a line to find out how we can strengthen the arts together.

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