With 19 years of experience in nonprofit and cultural programming, Meghan Wells currently serves the City of Austin as the Economic Development Department’s Cultural Arts Division Manager and is responsible for developing arts, culture, and creative industries as economic development strategies. In addition to administering an annual $12 million portfolio of cultural contracts, she oversees the Art in Public Places program, civic arts planning, the People’s Gallery exhibition at City Hall, the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility, and recent completion of a citywide Cultural Asset Mapping Project and corresponding Thriving in Place report, identifying opportunities and tools for strategic arts-led investment and creative placemaking. She holds a B.A. from Rockhurst University, and M.A. from Texas Tech University.
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