Margy Waller is an advocate for creating community through the arts. She is a Senior Fellow at Topos Partnership (a national strategic communications organization), founder and Serendipity Director of Art on the Streets, and was a leader in the transformation of ArtsWave, an arts advocacy and support non-profit. She advises on national initiatives to such organizations as Americans for the Arts, LISC, and ArtPlace. Previously she was Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, with a joint appointment in the Economic Studies and Metropolitan Policy programs.
Prior to Brookings, she was Senior Advisor on domestic policy in the Clinton-Gore White House. Before joining the Administration, Margy was Senior Fellow for Social Policy and Director of the Working Families Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. She also served as Director of Public Policy at United Way of America, and Director of Policy Development at Public/Private Ventures in Philadelphia.
Recent Blog Posts
- Are You Here to Serve, Support, or Save?
- Art vs. Racism, Privilege, and Displacement
- Acknowledge This History + Then Go to Work
- OH at a Meeting: It’s Not Just a Bike Rack
- Where We Love to Live—Tales from the Community Visions Tour
- We Are From the Arts and We’re Here to Help
- New Ways to Talk About Art, Artists, and Community
- The Arts Create Extraordinary Shared Experiences
- Business + Arts = Places We Want to Be
- Risky Behavior
- Scary Policy Conversation and Creative Change
- Everyone Wants to Live in a Special Place
- The Arts are Compelling to Leaders Because They Make Places Unique
- Art: It Connects Us and Makes Places Vibrant
- Making the Case: Effective Messaging for the Arts (Part 2)
- Making the Case: Effective Messaging for the Arts