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Sally Gaskill

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), Indiana University
Consulting Director
Bloomington, Indiana
Sally Gaskill became Director of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) in 2012, following four years as the project's Associate Director. SNAAP is the nation's largest source of information about arts graduates of North American universities. Since 2008, SNAAP has collected and analyzed data from over 200,000 people with arts degrees from over 300 institutions. Sally also teaches in the Arts Administration Program at Indiana University. Her career has encompassed community arts leadership, grantmaking and advocacy, and she has focused on creating better environments for artists. She served as executive director of two local arts councils, in Rochester, New York (1990s) and Bloomington, Indiana (2000s) and is credited with increasing staffing, funding, and programs and services for artists and arts organizations at both agencies. Previous posts include executive director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and program officer positions at the National Endowment for the Humanities and New Hampshire State Council for the Arts. Through her consulting practice she evaluated over 100 arts organizations for the National Endowment for the Arts, developed cultural plans and taught cultural policy at the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. For SNAAP she has co-authored many reports and presented at national conferences, including the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, Americans for the Arts, Arts Schools Network, Association of Arts Administration Educators, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, College Art Association, College Music Society, International Council of Fine Arts Deans, Network of Music Career Development Officers, National Council of Arts Administrators, and 3 Million Stories. A past president of the statewide arts advocacy organization in Indiana, she currently chairs the City of Bloomington Arts Commission and remains active in arts advocacy on the local, state and national levels. She serves on the board of Arts Schools Network, the national service organization for K-12 arts school leaders. She is a member of the Indiana University Arts & Humanities Council and community advisory board for WTIU public television. Sally is a musician and performs with Voces Novae, a chamber choir. She received an M.A. in Arts Management from American University and a B.A. in History from Colorado College.