Gwen Joy

Gwen Joy is the director of grants and evaluation at the Inspirit Foundation. In this role, she leads granting programs, evaluation processes, and stakeholder relations. After working in television and film for a number of years, Gwen sought to apply her expertise to city-building. A volunteer position in Bristol launched her into an international career in arts-based program development. Gwen worked alongside mayors, youth workers, artists, technologists, and corporate leaders on numerous creative placemaking and arts for change projects. This experience has informed her ability to balance big-picture systems goals with deep listening at the community level. Additionally, she developed an appreciation and expertise for program evaluation, recognizing its importance in assessing true impact for both communities and institutions. In her spare time, Gwen enjoys collage and mixed arts.

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