Kristin Wenger – Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Arts Education

Kristin retired from her position as the Co-Director of Arts Ed New Jersey in December 2017. Prior to this position, Kristin was the Executive Director of Young Audiences of New Jersey from 1986-2005. From 2006-2008, she was an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies where she taught Managing the Arts. She was a fellow of the Prudential Foundation Nonprofit Executive Program, a member of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable Leadership Council, Sustainable NJ and Creative NJ. She is a past president of the Alliance for Arts Education/New Jersey and was a founding member of the NJ Arts Education Collective and the Artists in Education Consortium. In addition, she received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award presented by the YWCA and served as the board president of the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate. She has a BA in Government from Skidmore College, a MS in Mass Communication from Boston University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Mandel Center of Case Western Reserve University. Currently, Kristin loves her new home in Woodstock, NY where she is getting involved in the local art scene. She and her husband Ken are also taking on new home design and renovation projects.