Carolina Garcia Jayaram Appointed CEO of United States Artists

Carolina Garcia Jayaram has been named chief executive officer of United States Artists. The organization was founded in 2005 by the Ford, Rockefeller, Rasmuson, and Prudential Foundations with $22 million; it distributes up to $50,000 in unrestricted grants annually to visual, performing, literary, and mixed-media artists in the United States. In the past five years, the foundation has raised a $10 million permanent endowment and bestowed $17.5 million on 350 artists.

Since 2010 Jayaram has acted as the executive director of the Chicago Artists Coalition and prior to that was the founder and executive director of Cannonball, a live-work residency in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Said chairman Steven Oliver: “Jayaram possesses the perfect blend of vision and determination to ensure that our organization will grow as we continue in our commitment to support a thriving and vibrant cultural community nationwide.”