State Contacts

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Alabama State Council on the Arts
Diana Green
334-242-4076
diana.green@arts.alabama.gov

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (Alaska)
Amanda Filori
907-586-2787
pol@jahc.org

Arizona Commission on the Arts
Anastasia Freyermuth
602-771-6529
afreyermuth@azarts.gov

Arkansas Arts Council
Kimberly Davis
501-324-9769
kimberly.davis@arkansas.gov

California Arts Council
Josy Miller
916-322-6385
josy.miller@arts.ca.gov

Colorado Creative Industries c/o Lighthouse Writers
Suzi Smith
303-297-1185
suzi@lighthousewriters.org

Connecticut Office of the Arts, Department of Economic and Community Development
Adriane Jefferson
860-500-2328
adriane.jefferson@ct.gov

Delaware Division of the Arts
Sheila Dean Ross
302-577-8286
sheila.ross@state.de.us

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
David Markey
202-724-5613
david.markey@dc.gov

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Alex Buell
727-873-2001
abuell@flahum.org

Georgia Council for the Arts
Emily Reece
404-814-4017
POL@atlantahistorycenter.com

Hawaii State Foundation on the Culture and the Arts
Vivien Lee
808-586-0768
vivien.lee@hawaii.gov

Idaho Commission on the Arts
Laura Roghaar
208-519-2677
laurameiroghaar@gmail.com

Illinois Arts Council
Susan Dickson
312-814-6740
Susan.dickson@illinois.gov

Indiana Arts Commission
Angela Downs
317-232-3692
adowns@library.IN.gov

Iowa Arts Council in partnership with ArtForceIowa
Jennie Knoebel
515-242-6194
jennie.knoebel@iowa.gov

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Deb Kohn
debkohn@gmail.com

Kentucky Arts Council
Jean St. John
502-564-2787 ex.486
Jean.stjohn@ky.gov

Louisiana Division of the Arts
Danny L. Belanger
225-342-8209
dbelanger@crt.la.gov

Maine Arts Commission
Argy Nestor
207-287-2713
mainepolcoordinator@gmail.com

Maryland State Arts Council
Christine Stewart
410-767-6476
christine.stewart1@maryland.gov

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Diane Daily
617-727-3668 ext 262
diane.daily@art.state.ma.us

Michigan Humanities Council
Katie Wittenauer
517-372-7770
kwittenauer@mihumanities.org

Minnesota State Arts Board c/o The Loft Literary Center
Melissa Wray
612-215-2590
mwray@loft.org

Mississippi Arts Commission
Charlotte Smelser
601-359-6529
poetryoutloud@arts.ms.gov

Missouri State Council on the Arts
Virginia Sanders
314-340-6851
virginia.sanders@ded.mo.gov

Montana Arts Council
Monica Smith Grable
(406) 444-6522
monica.grable@mt.gov

Nebraska Arts Council
Anne Alston
402-595-2122
anne.alston@nebraska.gov

Nevada Arts Council
Maryjane Dorofachuk
702-486-3738
mdorofachuk@nevadaculture.org

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Julianne Gadoury
603-271-0791
julianne.gadoury@dcr.nh.gov

New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Writers Theatre of New Jersey
Deonte Griffin
609-292-4609
NJPOL@WTNJ.org

New Mexico Arts
Phyllis Kennedy
505-476-0520
Phyllis.Kennedy@state.nm.us

New York State Council on the Arts c/o Teachers & Writers Collaborative
Amy Swauger
212-691-6590
pol@twc.org

North Carolina Arts Council
Lauren Smith
336-274-0067 ext 222
Lauren@triadstage.org

North Dakota Council on the Arts
Rebecca Engelman
701-328-7593
rengelman@nd.gov

Ohio Arts Council
Chiquita Mullins Lee
614-728-4455
Chiquita.MullinsLee@oac.state.oh.us

Oklahoma A+ Schools
Julie Lunsford
405-974-3779
jlunsford7@uco.edu

Oregon Arts Commission
Deborah Vaughn
503-986-0085
Deborah.vaughn@state.or.us

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Gayle G. Cluck
717-705-5644
c-gcluck@pa.gov

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture/Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena
Olga Malavé
787-724-3210 or 787-724-0700 ext. 1318
omalave@icp.gobierno.pr

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Martha Lenihan Lavieri
401-282-0304
poetryoutloudri@gmail.com

South Carolina Arts Commission
Zuri Wilson-Seymore
803-734-0014
zwilsonseymore@arts.sc.gov

South Dakota Arts Council
Rebecca Cruse
605-773-5084
rebecca.cruse@state.sd.us

Tennessee Arts Commission
Meredith Callis
615-532-5934
meredith.callis@tn.gov

Texas Commission on the Arts
Anina Moore
512-936-6573
anina@arts.state.tx.us

Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Jean Tokuda Irwin
801-245-7288
jirwin@utah.gov

Vermont Arts Council
Troy Hickman
802-828-3292
THickman@vermontartscouncil.org

Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
Jaria Lynch
340-774-5984
jaria.lynch@dpnr.vi.gov

Virginia Commission for the Arts
Casey Polczynski
804-225-3132
casey.polczynski@vca.virginia.gov

Washington State Arts Commission
Lisa Jaret
360-586-2418
lisa.jaret@arts.wa.gov

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Jim Wolfe
304-558-0240
james.d.wolfe@wv.gov

Wisconsin Arts Board
Katherine Katter
414-403-5491
katherinekatter@gmail.com

Wyoming Arts Council
Mary Billiter
307-777-7109
mary.billiter1@wyo.gov

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