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Midwestern Voices and Visions | Jurors

Every 3 years, the Midwestern Voices and Visions artists are selected by a national jury of esteemed artists, curators, funders, and others - including a previous Awardee - who are committed to building greater equity in the arts and supporting under-served artists.

The jury changes for each 3-year cycle and jurors remain anonymous until the Awardees are announced.







Midwestern Voices & Visions

2013 - 2014 Jurors

Ra Joy
Executive Director
Arts Alliance Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Shannon Linker
Director of Artist Services
The Arts Council of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

Mitchell Squire
installation artist, sculptor and performance artist; teacher; previous Midwestern Voices and Visions awardee
Ames, Iowa

Paul Tyler
Grants Director
Art Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Jiieh Hur

2010 - 2011 Jurors

Esther Grimm
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois

Robert Farid Karimi
Performance/spoken word artist, activist, and 2007-2008 Midwestern Voices and Visions fellow
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tom Schorgl
President and CEO
Community Partnership for Arts & Culture
Cleveland, Ohio

Linda Rodriguez

2007 - 2008 Jurors

Kimberly Cridler
Assistant Professor of Art Metals
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Quraysh Ali Lansana
Director, The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing
Chicago State University
Chicago, Illinois

Gustavo Leone
Director of Composition Studies
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Lia Rivamonte
Executive Director
Banfill-Licke Center for the Arts
Fridley, Minnesota

Therman Statom
Omaha, Nebraska

Reggie Baylor