Meet the Private Sector Initiatives Team

Jessica Gaines

Business Committee for the Arts Coordinator
Favorite Art Form: 

Performance Art

Jessica received her BS in Marketing from Drexel University.  She worked in Marketing for years before transitioning to Arts Administration.  As a lover of “all things creative”, her dedicated commitment to the arts has taken shape through her work in arts education where she has served thousands of students. 

Before joining Americans for the Arts in June 2016, she managed Education Programming and Outreach for the New York International Children’s Film Festival where she served 2,500 New York Public School students. Prior to that role, she worked as Arts Education Project Supervisor with the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs since January 2012 where she served approximately 35,000 students each school year.

She enjoys building and managing relationships with business and corporate professionals, arts and culture institutions, and city officials.

Jessica has been a Board Member for the thriving, innovative, and experimental Dashboard since November 2012 and the lively and edgy T. Lang Dance since Spring 2015.  She has a passion for dance arts and has worked as an independent dancer and choreographer since 2000. Jessica enjoys popping into Broadway shows, bike riding, and exploring new neighborhoods.

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