John Tannous

Executive Director
Flagstaff Arts Council
Flagstaff, Arizona

John Tannous has led the Flagstaff Arts Council as Executive Director for the past eleven years. He has over 23 years leadership experience in the non-profit field, including the past 19 years in the arts. During his tenure at the Arts Council, he founded a number of popular programs that have become staples in the community. Tannous developed the Community Impact program, through which artists participate in an intensive training on controversial or challenging issues and then create new art for exhibitions on the topic. Prior to the Arts Council, he served as the Director of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art & Culture, as well as with the Tsunami on the Square performing arts festival and the Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council.