Deana Hagagg

June 12, 2018


Long Road Projects in collaboration with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville the Vystart International Artist Lecture Series proudly presents Deana Haggag (, the President & CEO of United States Artists (, a national arts funding organization based in Chicago, IL.

Before joining USA in February 2017, Haggag was the Executive Director of The Contemporary, a nomadic and non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, MD, for four years. In addition to her leadership roles, Haggag lectures extensively, consults on various art initiatives, contributes to cultural publications, and has taught at institutions such as Towson University and Johns Hopkins University. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Institute College of Art and Common Field, as well as on the Advisory Council of Recess. She received her MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA from Rutgers University in Art History and Philosophy.

The VyStar Lecture will immediately follow June's Every Single Artist Lounge ( networking event at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Haggag's visit to Jacksonville is being produced by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in collaboration with Long Road Projects (

About the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville:
MISSION – Enrich life in Northeast Florida by investing in Arts and Culture.
VISION – Arts and Culture are recognized by ALL as essential for our quality of life.

Collaborative - We value collaboration as a means to expand our collective vision.
Imaginative - We believe it will take vision and innovation to ignite the creative spark that will lead Jacksonville to realize its potential.
Engaging - We believe that as community leaders we must represent and serve the interests of the cultural sector and the public at large with energy and integrity.
Inclusive - We believe that everyone benefits from access to arts and culture and we are committed to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable city.

About the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens:

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to diverse audiences through outstanding artistic offerings, dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities. We honor our rich history, embrace the energy of our time, and commit to a vibrant future through the advancement of resources to grow and deepen our mission.

About VyStar Credit Union:

For over 65 years, VyStar Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial lives of their members and supporting the communities in 22 Northeast to Central Florida counties, where their members live and work. This dedication is clearly reflected in their vision to be the primary financial institution for their members and to bring credit union services to more people (