Once a Turrell client and grant recipient, Jeremy Johnson joins the Turrell Board with years of experience in the arts and education sectors.

Turrell Fund Welcomes New Trustee, Jeremy Johnson

The Turrell Fund is excited to welcome Jeremy Johnson to the Board of Trustees.

Jeremy is an outspoken champion for cities, public-private partnerships, and the role of the creative sector in improving America’s communities. In 2021, he became President and CEO of Assembly for the Arts, the regional arts council for greater Cleveland. Assembly’s mission is to unify and strengthen the arts and culture sector with a commitment to racial equity.

Under his leadership, the county and city committed $6.3 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support pandemic-impacted artists and organizations. He has engineered new state legislation which will set the stage in 2024 for ballot initiative providing a 10-year, $100 million levy for Cleveland’s arts and culture sector.

Jeremy previously served as Newark’s first Philanthropic Liaison for Mayor (now Senator) Cory Booker and Mayor Ras Baraka. As Executive Director at Newark Arts, Jeremy led Newark to become ranked among the nation’s top-ten arts vibrant communities.

Jeremy currently serves on the board of University Circle, Inc. and the AEP6 Equity Task Force for Americans for the Arts.

Previously designated a “Turrell Fellow” by the Turrell Fund board, Jeremy devoted 30 years of his career to Newark and New Jersey.  

“It is honor to join the Board of the Turrell Fund. For years, I have worked in tandem with the Fund to leverage public and private resources for early education and the arts.  I believe passionately in this work and welcome the opportunity to grow the Fund’s impact upon its communities,” said Jeremy Johnson.

The Fund is excited to engage Jeremy’s expertise to support Turrell’s mission and vision of serving children and families in New Jersey and Vermont.

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