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Jaime Sharp (she/they) is a Black queer cultural ambassador merging the intersections of art, equity, and philanthropy. She resides on the stolen territory of the Three Fire Peoples, and members of the Kickapoo, Peoria, and Myaamia tribes, also known as Chicago. Jaime strives to evolve organizational culture by challenging structural exclusion and disrupting the pipeline to executive leadership through the instillment of knowledge and access to adequate resources and mutual aid. She stands firm in the belief that anti-racism is not possible without dismantling White supremacy culture and reaching Black liberation across all communities of the global majority. 

As a 2023 Turn the Spotlight Fellow, CultivArt founding director Jaime Sharp was tasked with curating a project to support equity within the arts. With the guidance of her mentors, Afa Dworkin, and Melissa Wegner, the three brought the idea of an online resource hub for arts leaders of color to fruition. Over the past year, Jaime has collected, organized, and disseminated information on the knowledge instilled in them as an emerging professional and information to help reinforce a triumphant career in arts leadership. Jaime was also a recipient of the 2024 Sphinx MPower Artist Grant for this initiative. 

June 2024

Jaime begins her tenure with the 2024-2025 cohort of The Pride Network's Transformational Leadership Initiative

April 2024

Jaime is a recipient of the 2024 Sphinx MPower Artist Grant for Cultivart

April 2024

Jaime joins the steering committee for

OPERA America's LGBTQ+ Network

April 2024

Jaime announced as 2024 cohort member for

Arts & Cultural Organization

Management Program  with

A.R.T at Harvard University

March 2024

Jaime joins the Steering Committee for the

Chicago Chapter of

 Emerging Practitioners of Philanthropy

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