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DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities

Quanice Floyd

Quanice Floyd was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Washington, D.C., where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Howard University and Kent State University, respectively. Her passion for arts administration led her to pursue her second master’s degree in arts management at American University and she is currently a doctoral student at Drexel University. Floyd was recently appointed the executive director of National Guild for Community Arts Education after previously serving as the executive director of arts education in Maryland Schools Alliance, an arts education advocacy and service organization. She is also the cofounder of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, an organization committed to empowering artists and arts administrators by advocating for access, diversity, inclusion and equity in the arts in the D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Floyd has been a public-school music educator, teaching elementary and middle school general music, chorus, band and orchestra. She serves as a commissioner for the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and is an alumna of Fractured Atlas’s Artist Campaign School, the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Leadership Institute, ArtEquity’s Racial Facilitator Cohort, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educators and Arts Administrators Academy, 4.0 Schools’ Essentials Program, and the Arts Education Collaborative’s Leadership Academy. She received the American Express Emerging Leader Award from Americans for the Arts and the Arts Advocate of the Year Award from the Coalition of African Americans in the Performing Arts. (Board term 2023-2025)