Regina R. Smith

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Regina R. Smith has served as a program officer on the Arts & Culture team at the Kresge Foundation since 2008. She identifies prospects for national funding opportunities and possible partnerships; reviews funding requests; conducts site visits; meets with prospective grantees and partners; and monitors existing grant relationships. Previously, Smith worked at the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, N.C., where, as vice president of grants and services, she managed a $12 million grants portfolio. She served as programs and services director at Culture Works in Dayton, Ohio, from 1994–99 and, earlier, managed a nationally recognized program for the Indiana Arts Commission. In 1989, while on a nine-month Arts Administration Fellowship, Smith was in residence with three arts organizations: the Madison Art Center, COMPAS in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. She began her career as a museum educator at the Cleveland Children's Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Smith served on the Center's 2009 management panel.