Jonas, Angela, and Alison are leaders in arts and cultural management who have worked with a variety of national and local cultural and educational organizations as executive leaders, strategic planners, grantmakers, coaches, facilitators and evaluators.
The team brings a perspective of seasoned cultural managers and years of experience as staff members working in the trenches of day-to-day arts management.
Third Eye Cultural Collaborative was formed to share the breath of their collective experiences, develop a process to support the cultural community and individual leaders, and continue their learning about what makes great cultural organizations and leaders.
Jonas's work is grounded in arts education, program development, and organizational change. He has designed and produced education programs for students, teachers, adults, and arts professionals and organizational innovation and adaptive leadership development programs for arts leaders across the country. Interested in supporting emerging arts organizations with an emphasis on social impact in NYC, Jonas currently serves as a board member for Artfully Unforgotten and is a founding board member of Broadway for All. He recently served on the board of Carleton College’s Alumni Annual Fund, which is widely recognized as a national model for alumni fundraising. He has held staff positions at The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and EmcArts and worked on projects with Opera America, The New York Philharmonic, and Project Zero at Harvard University. A lifelong choral singer, Jonas was the director of programs at Chorus America and has performed and served in board and administrative positions with a wide range of choruses in New York City, Boston, and Washington DC.
Jonas earned his BA in Music from Carleton College, his EdM in Arts in Education from Harvard University, and will receive an Executive Diploma in Arts and Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania in Summer 2015.
Angela has worked as an educator, researcher, and manager. Her experience in the nonprofit cultural sector has included local and national organizations. She has worked as an executive director for an orchestra, a science educator for a museum, and a policy researcher. For many years she was the director of research for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, a national service organization based in Washington, DC. She is often invited to speak at conferences on a variety of topics related to the arts, culture, and education. A musician, she sings with choirs in the DC area.
She has served on a wide range of grant funding and advisory panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Arts Education Partnership, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Angela earned her BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, a BMA in Music from the University of Windsor, and a MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Alison has a background in nonprofit management, strategic planning, grantmaking and program evaluation. She has leveraged those skills to support organizational leaders at performing arts centers, education and arts nonprofit organizations, and in local, state, and federal government.
Her work is at the intersection of policy, philanthropy and justice. Throughout her career, she has leveraged data to inform policy, program, and grantmaking strategies, assessed impact to inform strategic decision-making, and fund-raised to support organizational goals.
An avid advocate of equity and inclusion, she’s authored articles on evaluability assessment and co-founded Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), a national service organization dedicated to promoting equity in the performing arts administration field.
She has served as a grant panelist, steering committee member, and board member for several arts and education organizations including Step Afrika!, Tappers With Attitude, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Alison earned her BA in Sociology from Hampton University and a MA in Educational Leadership from American University.