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Moderator | Holly Sidford
MODERATOR | Holly Sidford

The Culture of Innovation


Holly Sidford, speaker at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.

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Holly Sidford is President of Helicon Collaborative, a consulting company that provides strategy development, program management, and research for cultural organizations and funders. Holly has more than 25 years of experience leading cultural and philanthropic organizations and is recognized for her work in expanding access to arts and culture, enhancing support for artists and building organizations’ strategic thinking. Recent publications include Fusing Art, Culture and Social, and Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior Helicon, she was the founding President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), a ten-year national initiative to expand support for creative artists, and she organized support for the research and planning efforts that preceded LINC’s creation. Prior to LINC, Holly was Program Director for arts, parks and adult literacy at the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and has held leadership positions at the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the New England Foundation for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. Holly holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a Management Certificate from Columbia University.