Ms. Joyce M. Bonomini
Joyce M. Bonomini has been a professional in the arts since 1980 and is known for her passion about the transformative power of the arts. She began working in arts integration in 1984, while teaching in the classroom. She is known as a visionary leader in her field for long-term sustainable community partnerships and programs. She was hired in 1981 to create the design and technical theater department for the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. After thirteen years, Ms. Bonomini took a position with the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) where she bridged relationships between the new Aronoff Center for The Arts and the Cincinnati arts community while establishing CAA’s arts education department and programs. The program was cited by the Dana Foundation as a model of best practice. In 2000, Ms. Bonomini was recruited by Ruth Eckerd Hall to open The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and to elevate The Eckerd Theater Company (ETC) to national recognition. While there she developed and implemented a twelve-year arts infusion program, PASSport to the Arts, in Pinellas County Florida. Joyce returned to Cincinnati in 2014 to work once again with the team at the Cincinnati Arts Association to develop an Arts in Healing Initiative and expand CAA’s presence in the community.