Carolina Garcia Jayaram, United States Artists

TITLE: President & Chief Executive Officer

FUNDING AREAS: Theater, music, dance, visual arts, media, literature, crafts & traditional arts, architecture & design

CONTACT: Carolina@UnitedStatesArtists.org, (312) 470-6325

PROFILE: Carolina Garcia Jayaram was named president and CEO of United States Artists in January 2014. A press release at the time of her hire shared:

Since 2010, Jayaram has served as Executive Director of the Chicago Artists Coalition where she has revitalized the 40-year-old organization into a vital resource whose mission is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. By capitalizing on the intersection of art and enterprise, she has created collaborative partnerships for CAC and other organizations, and has developed innovative opportunities for Chicago’s artist community. Her work has earned her the honor of being chosen by The Chicago Tribune as a “Chicagoan of the Year in Arts” for 2013. Before joining CAC, Jayaram was the founder and Executive Director of Cannonball in Miami, Florida, which manages a live/work residency in the Wynwood Arts District for eight national and international artists and curators. Prior to working in Miami, she worked at PEN American Center in New York City, the nation's preeminent association of writers, editors and translators. Jayaram served on the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Committee, and serves on the Cannonball board of directors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the New School University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a H.O.P.E. Award recipient and a Miami Fellows Initiative Fellow.

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