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Caroline Taiwo

Springboard for the Arts
Economic Opportunity Program Director
Saint Paul and Fergus Falls, MN
Caroline is the Economic Opportunity Program Director at Springboard for the Arts, a nationally recognized economic and community development organization based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since joining Springboard in October 2017, Caroline has piloted the 20/20 Artist Fellowship program to recognize artists of color and Indigenous artists creating systems change in the arts, along with a series of fundraising workshops to increase access, equity and inclusion in arts philanthropy. In addition, Caroline heads Springboard’s partnership with Kiva U.S. to offer low barrier loans to creative entrepreneurs and artisans in the U.S. Caroline has a background in digital storytelling and currently manages the Arts + Culture section of the Twin Cities Daily Planet, an award winning online publication that works to amplify and connect historically marginalized communities in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area.

In addition to her leadership roles, Caroline has directed various arts projects, contributed to cultural publications and led equity work with American Public Media as the Inclusion and Community Impact coordinator, and Minnesota Public Radio on the Healthy States advisory panel. Caroline attended Howard University and received her BA from Hamline University. Caroline is proudly a first-generation Nigerian-American and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Friday, June 22

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Saturday, June 23

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Sunday, June 24

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