US Regional Arts Organizations Welcome Shannon Daut as National Director

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The United States Regional Arts Organization (US RAOs) announced the appointment of Shannon Daut as the US RAO Collective’s first ever National Director.

The US RAOs are a national collective of six, place-based, nonprofit arts service organizations that strengthen America’s infrastructure by increasing access to creativity for all. The six RAOs are Arts MidwestMid-America Arts AllianceMid Atlantic ArtsNew England Foundation for the ArtsSouth Arts, and WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation), with a combined reach that spans across state, national, and international borders.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shannon Daut as the National Director of the US RAO Collective. Her remarkable track record and visionary leadership will undoubtedly guide our efforts to create a stronger, more interconnected arts ecosystem in the United States,” says Torrie Allen, President & CEO of Arts Midwest and co-chair of the US RAO collective.

Shannon Daut brings extensive experience to her new role, having held executive leadership positions at Regional, State, and Local Arts Agencies for over twenty years. Throughout her career, Daut has been a driving force in reshaping the roles of arts agencies in policy and cultural advancement.

Read the press release on the US RAO website.

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