Director of Programs for Art of the Rural.
Savannah Barrett is the Director of Programs for Art of the Rural. She serves on the board of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice and the Robert E. Gard Foundation, and has widely published essays and interviews.
She holds a Masters of Arts Management from the University of Oregon, and is an alumnus of the Muhammad Ali Scholars for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville and from the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. She previously guided community programs for the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, the Louisville Visual Art Association, the Oregon Folklife Network, Paul Paletti Gallery, and Salvo Collective.
Savannah was raised on a seventh-generation homeplace in Grayson Springs, Kentucky, where she co-founded a local arts agency in high school.