Joan ShigekawaNew York, NY
Joan Shigekawa served as Senior Deputy Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) during the Obama Administration and as its Acting Chairman from 2012-2014. As an officer of the Rockefeller Foundation Ms. Shigekawa led the foundation’s domestic and international programs in the arts, including the NYC Cultural Innovation Fund and Creativity in a Digital Age. She was the director of the international Production Laboratory at the Program for Art on Film, a partnership between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Trust. Ms. Shigekawa serves on the National Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. and on the National Advisory Board of the Center for Asian American Media. She is a trustee of United States Artists, a national arts funding organization supporting individual artists in the visual and performing arts. Ms. Shigekawa has served as a Mayoral appointee to the New York City Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and as a trustee of the New York Council for the Humanities, the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Grantmakers in the Arts and Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media.