Linda Earle is Professor of Practice in Arts Management, and Associate Graduate Director in the Art History Department at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Linda’s work focuses on cultural equity, aligning managerial practices with mission and ethics, and the expansion of new platforms for cultural practice, participation, and discourse. At Tyler she teaches courses on art and civic life, the history and impact of philanthropy in the visual arts, arts management practice and institutional change, and critique and critical discourse. She has engaged arts and culture as an educator, administrator, funder, writer, and curator, including roles as Director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association–New York Arts Program, and Senior Program Director at New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), where the Individual Artists Program was founded under her leadership. Linda has taught film and cultural studies at Rutgers University, Hunter College, and Barnard College and has served on numerous grant and commissioning panels nationally. She currently serves on the boards of Art Matters, the Jerome Foundation, and the Vera List Center for Art + Politics. She has held residencies at Hedgebrook and the Writers Room, written essays on artists and education, and has collaborated and advised on numerous creative and curatorial projects over the years. She was the 2020-21 Visiting Scholar at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage where she wrote about and produced public programming focused on the role of archives in Black cultural production.
Allyson Esposito is the President & CEO of CACHE, Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange, an organization that works with creatives, organizations, and communities to empower a more inspiring, inclusive, and equitable Northwest Arkansas. An arts administrator, lawyer, and artist, Allyson comes from a family of artists with more than 12 years of change management experience in the philanthropic sector. She moved to northwest Arkansas from Boston where she served as Senior Director, Arts & Culture Program for the Boston Foundation, responsible for creating and implementing the Foundation’s new arts strategy focused on improving diversity, equity, and access within Greater Boston’s arts sector. Prior to Boston, Allyson served as Director of Cultural Grants for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, managing a portfolio of more than 300 grantees and leading the first restructure of the Cultural Grants program in more than 20 years. Allyson is a life-long dancer/choreographer who founded and led Chicago-based contemporary dance company, Space Movement Project, from 2004 to 2015, co-creating more than 10 original evening-length works and touring nationally and internationally.
Sacha Yanow is a Lenapehoking/New York-based performance artist. Their solo practice is rooted in theater, queer performance, and radical Jewish tradition, using humor and physicality to explore themes of gender, aging, loss, and diaspora. Sacha's work has been presented by venues including MoMA PS1, Danspace Project, Joe's Pub, and the New Museum in NYC; PICA’s TBA Festival/Cooley Gallery in Portland, OR; and Festival Theaterformen in Hanover, Germany. Sacha served as Director of Art Matters Foundation for 12 years and previously worked at The Kitchen as Director of Operations. They received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and are a graduate of the William Esper Studio Actor Training Program.