Dear Arts Corps Community,I am very excited to introduce Arts Corps’ new Development Director Estevan Muñoz-Howard. Estevan holds great expertise in community organizing, social justice philanthropy and arts advocacy, and shares his creative energy and warm smile with everyone he meets. I am certain that Estevan will have a great impact on the sustainability and growth of Arts Corps, and we could not feel more fortunate to have him on our team. Best, Elizabeth
Prior to joining the staff at Arts Corps, Estevan worked as Development Director with Social Justice Fund NW, a public foundation that makes grants to support community organizing projects throughout the region. He currently serves as president of the Washington Bus Education Fund and chair of Fair Elections Seattle, two organizations that work to increase representation and fight for equity in our political system. He also serves on the advisory board of Bailadores de Bronce, an arts organization that celebrates the rich history of Mexican culture and dance. He has previously served on the Seattle Arts Commission, and is excited to help grow Arts Corps’ capacity to provide quality arts education to all of Seattle’s young people. Estevan lives in South Seattle with his amazing wife, Elisha, and their two awesome kids, Aurelio and Benito.
A Message from Estevan: I’m really excited to join the staff at Arts Corps! I’ve been a big fan for several years and am eager to do what I can to help grow the Arts Corps community. Arts Corps works at the intersection of art and social justice–a powerful space that provides us with immense capacity to transform lives and communities. Just as the personal creation of art can be a profoundly liberating experience, so too is the process of cultivating a generation of people who have unlocked their own creative power. This is what I’m excited about, and what I hope to foster in my role on the development team.