Jaime Sharp (she/they) is a Black queer arts leader, vocalist, and advocate residing on the stolen territory of the Three Fire Peoples, and members of the Kickapoo, Peoria, and Myaamia tribes. She strives to evolve organizational culture, driven by the question, how might we diversify leadership in the classical arts to challenge structural exclusion? Jaime has been influenced by her incredible mentors who have instilled in her the importance of transparency, candor, and the passing of information to mold the next generation.
As an active performer, Jaime also seeks to invite artists to explore their entrepreneurial talents in order to craft change on and off the stage. She believes the key to progressing the field begins with representation at the executive level; requiring not only thorough knowledge of the sector, a nuanced perspective on social issues, but the immovable promise to prioritize people before all else.
News & Updates
May Festival project aims to bridge the choral music gender gap
“A mezzo-soprano whose artistry, administration and activism is rooted in accessibility and change”
Garrett McQueen, TRILLOQUY
June 1-3, 2023
Association of Arts Administration Educators Association
2023 Conference: The Creative Ecosystem
Jaime is a scholarship recipient for the 2023 AAAE Conference.
June 14-17 2023
BIPOC Leadership Circle Retreat
This eight-part series brings together BIPOC leaders of cultural institutions from across the nation to provide support, strategies, and systems of accountability in creating dynamic, new leadership models that center BIPOC experiences.
August 7-9, 2023
Tessitura Learning and Community Conference
Early Career Development Program
Jaime will attend the 2023 TLCC as part of their Early Career Development Program.
August 16-23, 2023
The Leadership Intensive, OPERA America’s signature leadership development initiative, is a yearlong program for rising leaders in opera administration.