Maya Curtis, an admissions counselor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has been selected as The George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2019-2021. Curtis will receive her master’s degree in arts administration from The University of Akron in May. She also has a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago.
Curtis has worked extensively with arts organizations, including some Gund Foundation grantees such as the Center for Art Inspired Learning, Groundworks Dance Theater and the Institute of Art. Her master’s thesis focuses on racial diversity in arts administration.
The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each Fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.
Curtis resides in Cleveland Heights and will begin her work at the Foundation in July.