Esther Grisham Grimm

Executive Director
3Arts
Chicago, Illinois

Esther’s careerlong work in the arts spans museum education, arts education, and philanthropy. She is the Executive Director of 3Arts, an organization that bridges social justice and the arts by advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts in Chicago.

Esther is the Chair of the Alliance of Artists Communities and serves on Grantmakers in the Arts' Support for Individual Artists Committee, the Dance/USA Service Organization Committee, and the American Friends of the Vienna Museum Board of Directors.

In 2017, Esther received the Kathryn V. Lamkey Spirit of Diversity Award from the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors’ Equity Association.