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Fielding Grasty

Fielding Grasty

Areas of interest

  • Finance
  • Sustainability and the arts ecosystem
  • Governance and board engagement
  • Breaking down barriers and challenging assumptions between the nonprofit and commercial sectors
  • Ocean health

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Assistant Secretary to the Board

Fielding leads the development and oversees management of several National Arts Strategies programs. These include The Chief Executive Program, the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, the Business of Arts and Culture series and international programs such as the Hong Kong Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Culture Executives.

He is seminar director for the NAS seminars Finance and Strategic Governance and served as program director for the Salzburg Global Forum for Yong Cultural Leaders and The Boettcher Cultural Leadership Program. He leads the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation for all NAS programs, including working with our external evaluators. As Assistant Secretary to the Board, Fielding has primary staff responsibility for administrative issues related to the Board of Directors.

Fielding serves as President of the board of directors of Second Street Gallery, a nonprofit contemporary art gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned a B.A. with Honors in Literature from Eckerd College.




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