Felicia Shaw - Mirielle Des Rosiers

Felicia W. Shaw: Director Arts and Culture: The San Diego Foundation

For nearly 25 years, Felicia Shaw has served San Diego as an active advocate for arts and culture. As Director of Arts and Culture at The San Diego Foundation, she works to establish arts and culture as a community priority, to expand arts programming in San Diego schools, to build the capacity of nonprofit arts and culture organizations to serve new audiences and to increase philanthropy in the arts. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Program Manager of the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Felicia is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "One of the greatest privileges of working within a grant making foundation is the ability to enable the delivery of high quality arts and culture programming for the education and enjoyment of the entire community. Last year, under my leadership, the San Diego Foundation supported visual arts programs at the San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Aja Project."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "If I could do anything to enhance the visual arts in San Diego I would launch a new funding program at the San Diego Foundation that would support artist residency programs in every San Diego school for every single grade from kindergarten to senior year. "