Cynthia Mayeda

Cynthia Mayeda has been the deputy director for institutional advancement at the Brooklyn Museum since 1998. Prior to joining the museum staff, Mayeda’s major consulting assignments included service as senior advisor to the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; interim managing director of Crossroads Theatre Company; and acting director of the National Endowment for the Arts dance program. Mayeda continues to accept selected consulting assignments and her clients have included the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Theatre Communications Group; New York Theatre Workshop; The Pew Charitable Trusts; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From 1982–94, she worked for the former Dayton Hudson Foundation (now Target), and served as chair from 1990–94. She is a founding board member of Grantmakers in the Arts and a former chair of Women and Philanthropy, the largest affinity group in organized philanthropy. Mayeda is also a founding board member of LINC (Leveraging Investments in Creativity), a 10-year national initiative to improve living and working conditions for United States artists. Mayeda served as the Center’s panel chair in management in 2013 and 2010, and as a management LOI panelist in 2012.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Gilbert Vicario is senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Janet Pilla has danced on many stages in her native Philadelphia over the past 25 years.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James has organized an evening of performances by Colin Self and M. Lamar.

Yancey considers whether arts organizations be expected to approach their businesses with the same degree of courage and creativity that they expect of presenting artists.

Andrew McIntyre visited the Center in summer 2012 for a day of workshops on visitor behavior and new approaches to engaging arts audiences in the 21st century.

Grants & Grantees

WHYY is the region’s leading public media company and PBS/NPR member station serving one of the nation’s top 10 markets, with more than 2.9 million households in the 5-county greater Philadelphia region, the State of Delaware, and all of Southern New Jersey.

Grants & Grantees

Odean Pope is a saxophonist and composer, and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in development/fundraising planning, strategic organizational planning, and senior project management for nonprofit arts institutions.

Grants & Grantees

Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre created a core leadership team of artists to direct the nEW Festival after Melanie Stewart stepped down as sole executive director.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Samuel Hoi has served as President of Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design since 2000.

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”

For the sixth program of the “Schmart World” series, AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball presents ESP TV: Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance from AUX.