Board Member / Staff Member
Caitlin Strokosch (she/her) was appointed President and CEO of the National Performance Network in 2016. Most recently, she served the Alliance of Artists Communities—an international association of artist residency centers—from 2002 to 2016, where, as Executive Director, she was instrumental in creating the Artist Communities division at the NEA in 2008. She currently serves on the board of the Performing Arts Alliance and is a frequent speaker, writer, and facilitator on issues including cultural policy, racial equity, economic justice for artists, and international exchange. As a member of the board of directors of Grantmakers in the Arts from 2014 to 2020, she served on the committees for Racial Equity, Support for Individual Artists, and Finance. She was board chair of Girls Rock! Rhode Island, currently serves on the advisory committees of Transcultural Exchange and Crosshatch artist residency, and is a volunteer with White Nonsense Roundup. Caitlin has a BA in music performance from Columbia College Chicago and a Master’s in musicology from Roosevelt University, where her research focused on music as a tool for building communities of resistance.