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Jamie Bennett

Thought Leader, Lord Cultural Resources

Jamie Bennett [he/him] works at the intersections of nonprofits, philanthropy, and government with arts, culture, and comprehensive community development, across rural, suburban, Tribal, and urban geographies.


Jamie was the Executive Director of ArtPlace America, a ten-year, $150 million fund that supported artists working as allies in equitable community development. He has also served as interim President and CEO of United States Artists; and worked as a Chief of Staff at the National Endowment for the Arts in President Obama’s administration, at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, and to the President of Columbia University.


Jamie provided strategic counsel to the Agnes Gund Foundation and worked in fundraising at the New York Philharmonic, The Museum of Modern Art, and at Columbia University.

Jamie is on the board of directors for the David Rockefeller Fund, the emeritus board of the HERE Arts Center, and advisory roles for The Heritage Center (Itówapi Owápazo) of the Red Cloud Indian School (Maȟpíya Lúta Owáyawa), the Make Music Alliance, the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, Starfish Accelerator, the NeuroArts Blueprint, and Weeksville Heritage Center.


Jamie lives, works, worships, and plays in Toronto, Canada and has been sober since 2009.





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