Germaine Williams, Ph.D., 2015
March 9, 2018
Germaine Williams, PhD is an Arts Leader with more than twenty five years of experience in the cultural sector. His career has been defined by managing organizational change, facilitating strategic planning, and developing programs of support for artists.
Germaine has served as a panelist for ArtPlace America’s National Creative Placemaking Fund and was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Arts Research Consortium. He served on Mayor William Peduto’s Taskforce for Summer Youth Employment, Pittsburgh Today’s Key Indicators Project, the board of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, and the governing group and state taskforce responsible for developing the Cultural Data Project (now DataArts). His 2015 dissertation, "(Re)Culturing the City: Race, Urban Development, and Arts Policy in Chicago, 1935 to 1987," examines how government actors incorporated support of the arts into broader change agendas.
He has taught in the graduate arts management program at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College.