Heather Ikemire

Chief Program Officer
National Guild for Community Arts Education

Heather Ikemire, Ph.D., is Chief Program Officer at the National Guild for Community Arts Education, overseeing the Guild’s program, membership, and marketing departments. Heather also directs the Guild’s work as backbone organization for the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, which currently includes the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Americans for the Arts, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her research on community arts education, theatre for youth, and creative youth development has appeared in various publications and she helped guide the development of the Guild’s highly-regarded resource “Engaging Adolescents: Building Youth Participation in the Arts.” She currently resides in New Orleans.



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