Kibra Yohannes

Kibra A. Yohannes serves as a program associate in the Arts and Culture program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Ms. Yohannes held positions across arts and humanities organizations leading systems development and change and program strategy, and has produced theater, documentary film, visual art exhibitions, artist residency experiences, and community-based programming.  Ms. Yohannes has more than 15 years of arts and humanities experience in leadership and capacity building roles at artist-founded organizations including AFRICA'SOUT! and Arts Engine, Inc., and in higher education at Long Island University's School of Professional and Continuing Studies.  Ms. Yohannes is proud to have begun her career with the historic African American institutions The Philadelphia Tribune and The New Freedom Theatre.  She holds a BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia, is a candidate for an MA in social science, with a Graduate Certificate in United Nations Systems from Long Island University, and is a trustee of the Alliance of Artist Communities.