Stephanie Denise Silberman (she/her) has dedicated her career to supporting access to high-quality arts education for all youth regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. As a small child, she was brought to a local art museum (the Harn Museum of Art) on a school field trip that changed the course of her life. As a recognized Emerging Leader by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, she has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector of arts education, creative youth development, museum education, marketing and communications, event production, donor management and fundraising.
She was previously an Arts Education Fellow in the ACTIVATE Arts Advocacy Leadership Program by Arts for LA, a Museum Educator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Norton Simon Museum of Art, and Treasurer for Museum Educators of Southern California. She also supported the arts through development and communications at community-based organizations such as Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), The Gabriella Foundation (also known as Everybody Dance LA), and as Co-Chair of the Development Committee for the leadership council of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles, a local branch of Americans for the Arts. Recently, she was the Executive Director at City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts leading the organization and its arts education programs into a new stage of growth.
She graduated with a M.A. in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Florida. She also recognizes and acknowledges her presence on the historic territories of the Timucua and how it served as a crossroads for other Native American peoples, such as the Mascogo and Miccosukee of Seminole Tribe, who long inhabited this land.