Arts Leader | Vocalist | Advocate
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. They strive to evolve organizational culture, and diversify the arts through dynamic leadership rooted in equity and inclusivity.
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
March 22-24, 2023
National Arts Strategies
Executive Program in Arts & Culture
As part of her time with the NAS Executive Program cohort, Jaime joins the group for their in-person convening.
April 30, 2023
Hear Us, Hear Them ensemble presents, Resounding Peace, featuring world premiere commissions by Stacey V. Gibbs, and Danielle Olana Jagelski. The concert also features a new work in collaboration with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's May Festival and Luna Composition Lab fellow rachel mugemancuro.
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.