Joshua Heim, '10

Joshua HeimJoshua Heim had 10 years of experience in the cultural heritage and museum field before joining Cultural Studies. He began his career at Kaho‘oilina: A Journal of Hawaiian Language Sources in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, a scholarly journal dedicated to preserving the Hawaiian language and supporting Hawaiian language immersion schools. He then went on to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle where developed community-based exhibitions and managed the award winning YouthCAN program, recipient of the National Youth Arts and Humanities Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

After several years as Cultural Arts Administrator for the City of Redmond, Josh accepted a position in 2016 as Arts Program Manager at the City of Bellevue where he manages cultural planning, grant making, public art programs, and serves as staff liaison to the Bellevue Arts Commission.  His interests include new approaches to public art, creative place-making, and Washington State’s cultural community; he serves on the King County 4Culture Arts Advisory Committee, King County Library Arts Advisory Committee, and the Humanities Washington Program Committee. He is also interested in expanding opportunities for artists of color. He has been a panelist for the Joyce Award at the Joyce Foundation in Chicago; an Ambassador for the Artists Up! initiative in Seattle; lectured for the Immigrants Sites of Conscience Seminar in New York; and taught museology coursework for Northwest Indian College in Bellingham. Joshua was the Washington State representative to the 2014 WESTAF Emerging Leaders of Color in the Arts Professional Development Program.

Joshua received a M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College.

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