Salem Tsegaye

Assistant Director, Arts Research Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Richmond, Virginia
Salem previously worked at The New York Community Trust, a community foundation, where she managed two collaborative funds, the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund, which supports arts and cultural advocacy, policy, and equity in the city, and the Fund for New Citizens, which supports immigrant rights advocacy, immigration legal services, and capacity-building for immigrant-led nonprofits. Prior to The Trust, Salem worked as a grant writer for the Queens Museum, and as a training and technical assistance provider for small and mid-size nonprofits in Washington D.C. She holds an MA in Design Studies from Parsons The New School for Design and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. Salem currently serves on the editorial team for Createquity, an online blog that does research-backed investigations of important issues in the arts.