Katie Fahey (MA 2011)

Arts Administration and Policy
Katie Fahey


Katie Fahey is an arts, social impact and philanthropy professional. Most recently, she served as Arts Program Officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in San Francisco, where she managed programs that support small and mid-size performing arts organizations, artists, and filmmakers in an effort to achieve a healthier and more vibrant local arts ecosystem.

Fahey's background includes positions with the Art Institute of Chicago, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs as well as the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Rainin Foundation, she was Managing Director of the Red Poppy Art House, an arts hub in the Mission District of San Francisco. She has also worked as a freelance editor, curator and arts consultant, and has served as guest speaker and panelist for such organizations as the San Francisco Arts Commission, Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Silicon Valley Creates, Foundation Center, Theatre Bay Area, Burning Man, Emerging Arts Professionals/SF Bay Area and others. She also co-founded SoupSF, a micro-granting initiative.

Katie Fahey earned her MA in Arts Administration and Policy in 2011. She also holds a BA in Political Science and English from Acadia University.

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