Keeping Creativity at the Center
Joselyn Wilkinson is a musician, arts educator, program director and facilitator, dedicated to keeping creativity at the center of work and learning.
Professional Development - Wilkinson designs and delivers professional development, helping schools and teachers integrate arts into academics. Her programs and presentations blend arts integration and brain-based learning, and she has presented workshops for leading arts organizations including The Skirball, PS Arts, Education Through Music-LA, and the LA Actors Fund.
Creative Consultant - For organizations, Wilkinson facilitates transformational work for staff and helps leadership evaluate program health and design. Through her experience in the Executive Service Corps' Developing Development Program, The Nonprofit Partnership's Sustainability Planning Cohort, and the LA County Department of Arts and Culture's Innovation Lab and Art of Leadership program, Wilkinson shares valuable skills in strategic planning, organizational development and facilitation.
Background - Joselyn Wilkinson graduated with honors from UCLA, World Arts and Cultures. After completing research in Ghana, West Africa, she founded ADAAWE, women of the voice and drum, toured the U.S., and performed locally at venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and John Anson Ford Amphitheater. A master teaching artist, Wilkinson developed and taught arts curricula with leading nonprofit organizations and created theater and music performances with at risk youth for over 15 years. In 2010, Wilkinson was recognized by the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs with an Artist-In-Residence grant.
From 2014-2019, Wilkinson served as the Director of Education for Grand Vision Foundation. She strengthened their Meet the Music program with standards-based curricula, high level teaching artists, teacher professional development and classroom guides, while greatly expanding the program's reach and funding. Following a promotion to Deputy Director, Wilkinson participated in organizational strategic planning and long range projects. She continues to work with Grand Vision as their Arts Education and Development Specialist.
Photography by Taso Papadakis