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Caroline Taiwo

Economic Opportunity Program Director, Springboard for the Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Caroline is the director of economic opportunity at Springboard for the Arts, a nationally recognized economic and community development organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since joining Springboard in October 2017, Caroline piloted the 20/20 Artist Fellowship program to recognize artists of color and Indigenous artists innovating in Minnesota, along with a series of fundraising workshops to increase access to capital for artists from under-resourced communities. In addition, Caroline heads Springboard's partnership with Kiva US to offer low barrier loans to creative entrepreneurs in the US. Caroline has a background in digital storytelling and for 2.5 years managed the arts and culture section of the Twin Cities Daily Planet, an award winning online publication that works to amplify and connect historically marginalized communities in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. In addition to her leadership roles, Caroline has directed various arts projects, contributed to cultural publications and led equity work with American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio. Caroline attended Howard University, District of Columbia, and received her B.A. from Hamline University, Minnesota.

 

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