Taylor Jackson was born and raised in Conway, AR. She received a B.A. in History from Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN, and an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University. From an early age, Taylor developed a passion advocating for equitable access to arts education programming in efforts to encourage youth’s collective and individual voices. Before joining ¡CityArts!, Taylor served as Program Director at Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI). There, she developed and managed SCCRI programming and worked to build collaborative partnerships with local artists, businesses, and other organizations. She also worked as the Youth Engagement Associate at New Urban Arts where she continued her pursuit of connecting, mentoring, and engaging with youth communities. Her other professional interests include exploration of black artistic cultures and the ways in which visual art, performance art, and other creative expressions reflect and respond to the heritage and history of peoples within the African Diaspora. Taylor enjoys sharing laughs with her friends, home-cooked meals, and binge-watching nature documentaries. She resides in Pawtucket, RI with her many plants.
Public Humanities FellowExecutive Director at Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth