Center for Cultural Vibrancy Associate Director Josh Kohn has been working in the arts for more than two decades, specializing in curating powerful performance experiences and meaningful community dialogue. From 2014-2021, he served as the Performance Director at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Maryland. There, he focused on community-responsive programming, including the visioning, and launching of the nationally heralded series “Sidewalk Serenades” which brought over 400 performances to neighborhoods around the city of Baltimore and placed over $100,000 in the hands of Baltimore artists in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Annually, he produced over 130 concerts and community events while at Creative Alliance. Previously, he served as Program Officer, Jazz and Traditional Arts at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supporting the jazz and traditional arts ecosystems. He spent the first eleven years of his career with the National Council for the Traditional Arts where he programmed large scale festivals around the country and managed their artist touring program. In addition to concert and festival work, he has collaborated with American Routes, a weekly public radio program out of Tulane University, for three cultural exchange music tours in China, provided research and writing for “A Guide to The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail,” and has produced over a dozen music albums and radio programs. He is a former Fellow with the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Josh lives with his family in Baltimore, Maryland.