Our Team

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Chris Duerr
Manager of Operations

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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

The National Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network

Arts Ed Collaborative is affiliated with the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Founded in 1952, the mission of Young Audiences Arts for Learning is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. Our network is made up of local affiliated nonprofits that collectively impact over 5 million young people each year. The national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network works collaboratively to advance arts in education through advocacy, communications, fundraising, program development, professional learning, and other support. To explore our national network, click the button below!

YA Network Map

Governance

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.

Local

State

National

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We want to hear from you!

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

Let’s Collaborate