Grace Kewl-Durfey

Grace Kewl-DurfeyGrace Kewl-Durfey serves at the local, state and national level to advance and evolve the arts and cultural sector, creative industries, global impact of the creative economy and cultural equity as a human right. Her work is not dedicated to one particular artistic discipline, rather it follows a systemic course that intersects of business, policy, practice and community.

She is an arts administrator with the Broward County Cultural Division and provides leadership in education and advocacy. She serves as Chair of The Association of American Cultures, a national arts service organization dedicated to cultural democracy, equal participation and equity in funding and leadership; serves on the Board of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education; is a lecturer with UMass Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Arts Extension Service; and is founder of Creative Pulse, Inc., a project organization that contributes to neighborhood socioeconomic transformation.

Grace holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, credits towards a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Studies from Union Institute and University.