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Managing Director of External Affairs

Artist Communities Alliance

Deonté Griffin-Quick

Deonté Griffin-Quick, a New Jersey native, is a nationally recognized, award-winning actor, arts administrator and consultant with a proven track record of envisioning and implementing change at the local, regional and national levels. Artist Communities Alliance (ACA) is the international service organization for artist residency programs and artist-centered organizations. Before joining ACA, Griffin-Quick served as director of programs and services at New Jersey Theatre Alliance, where he built lasting partnerships, led statewide initiatives, and oversaw programming to support the cultivation of 42 professional theatre companies. In an effort to connect, empower and cultivate other arts and cultural leaders of color, in 2019 Griffin-Quick developed and spearheaded the New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color Network. He is a recipient of the inaugural Individual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and the Discover Jersey Arts Leadership Award from the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation. Griffin-Quick holds a B.A. in theatre with a communications minor from Kean University and a master’s degree in arts administration from Drexel University. (Board term FY2024-2025)