Meet your state arts agency staff
We are the staff of the California Arts Council. More than that, we are artists. And activists. And cultural workers. And community organizers who—just like you—understand the power and the capacity of creative work to lift up our state’s diverse communities. It’s our job to invest in you, the individuals and arts organizations that keep California unique, healthy, and vibrant.
Jonathan Moscone (he/him)
Responsible for ensuring that the California Arts Council’s policies, processes and programs succeed in fulfilling CAC’s mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. The ED reports to the office of the Governor; works closely with the Legislature; oversees all external relationships, supports and advises the Council, and leads and supports the agency staff.
Ayanna L. Kiburi, M.P.H. (she/her)
Primary advisor to the Council and Director. Oversees the agency’s administrative and programmatic operations. Responsible for identifying and implementing long-range plans to address the resource needs required to support the California Arts Council’s mission and Strategic Plan.
Responsible for managing arts funding programs, leading a multi-disciplinary staff team while implementing program policies and processes to ensure funds are expended in accordance with administrative requirements.
Administrative support for Arts in Corrections. Coordinates Arts in Corrections procurement, contracts, and invoices.
Coordinates Artists in Schools, Arts Education Exposure, Arts Integration Training, and Arts and Accessibility.
Coordinates Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief, Folk and Traditional Arts, and Statewide and Regional Networks.
Annastasia Wolfe Griffin, M.A. (she/her)
Policy and Records Management Coordinator
Responsible for coordinating agency policies and procedures as well as overseeing records management.
Manages agency budgetary and fiscal operations. Oversees the development and implementation of State facility and office management policies, protocols, and procedures.
Responsible for the California Arts Council’s information technology, including governance, infrastructure, and functionality.
Serves as agency’s liaison for Legislature, Office of the Governor, and constituent groups. Monitors and analyzes relevant legislation and responds to requests for information.
Coordinates State-Local Partners, State-Local Partner Mentorship, Administering Organization – Arts Administrators Pipeline Fellowship, and Administering Organization- Individual Artist Fellowships.
Coordinates Impact Projects, Cultural Pathways, JUMP Starts, Reentry Through the Arts, and Creative Youth Development.
Provides technical assistance and general inquiry support for all grant programs. Supports all grant panel activities.