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Amy Shimshon-Santo

Associate Director, MA Arts Management, Los Angeles

PhD and MA, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Amy Shimshon-Santo is the Founder / Principal at CREO Worldwide which promotes a just society by investing in diverse leadership and catalyzing community knowledge. She has consulted for a range of organizations including Community Partners and Arts for LA. Shimshon-Santo previously taught at UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture and, earlier in her career, co-founded the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, a transnational performing arts company that toured globally. Her research has been published by UC Press, SUNY Press, the Teaching Artist Journal, and Public!: A Journal of Imagining America. She has earned a number of fellowships and serves on the Board of Women in Transportation – Los Angeles, chairing their Adopt-a-School Committee. Shimshon-Santo was honored on the President of the United States’ Honor Roll for Service Learning.

Amy Shimshon-Santo
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Shimshon-Santo, Amy. 2016. “Creative Justice: Arts Education for the City,” Syracuse: Public!: Journal for Imagining America.

    Arts = Education. Published and distributed by the UCI Center for Learning Through the Arts, Sciences, & Sustainability (CLASS) in association with the University of California Press.

    “Connecting the Dots” in VIVA! Community Arts & Popular Education in the Americas, New York: SUNY Press.

    “Arts Impact: Lessons From ArtsBridge,” Journal for Learning Through the Arts and Technology, 2010, Volume 6, Issue 1 .
    “Content in Context: Community Building Through Arts Education” in Journal for Learning Through the Arts: A Research Journal on Arts Integration in Schools and Communities, Volume 3, Issue 1, Article, 2007.

    “Pursuing Quality Education Through the Arts: Lessons from Asia” in Teaching Artist’s Journal, Lawrence Eribaum Associates, Volume 4, Issue 3, 201-207, 2006.

    “Home, Memory, and Beyond” in Critical Planning, Spring 2000.

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