Sally Gaskill returns to the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) as part-time Consulting Director. She managed SNAAP, the annual survey of arts graduates at the Indiana University School of Education’s Center for Postsecondary Research from 2008-2018, serving as director from 2012-2018. SNAAP investigates the educational experiences and career paths of arts graduates nationally and is governed by a distinguished national board of directors.
Sally’s career in arts administration and arts education spans more than three decades. She served as executive director of the arts councils of Rochester, NY and Bloomington, IN and managed grantmaking programs for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She led the Greater Boston Youth Symphony and Indiana Coalition for the Arts. As a consultant, she developed cultural plans for a number of communities and evaluated over 100 nonprofit arts organizations as a site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts.
She chairs the City of Bloomington Arts Commission, serves as vice president of Cardinal Stage Company, and is a board member of Arts Schools Network and the Bloomington Early Music Festival. She sings with Voces Novae, a chamber choir. She was recently appointed to the national advisory board for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Arts Administration Program.
Sally received a B.A. in history from Colorado College and an M.A. in arts management from American University.