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Grace Anne Alfiero, MFA


Considered an expert in the nonprofit industry, Grace Anne Alfiero, the Founder and CEO of Arts In Action is uniquely qualified to assist your nonprofit organization. Alfiero has more than 25 years of advocacy and leadership work in the field of health and human services, support for persons with disabilities, marginalized populations, and the cultural arts industry. She is a seasoned and published writer and photographer.

As the past Executive Director and Founder of Creative Clay, Cultural Arts Center, Alfiero developed nine innovative and successful programs for persons with disabilities including the self-determination/self-advocacy and employment programs of ARTLINK and ARTWORKS.

Now as a consultant, Alfiero works as an advisor with academic institutions, nonprofit agencies, cities, and civic groups to manage projects involving educational trainings, program development, grant writing, digital storytelling, public awareness, social media content development, brand awareness, and employment initiatives.

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​Alfiero has published 22 academic offerings related to research, development and the implementation of innovative options for persons with disabilities in formats including print, blogs, websites, DVD’s and e-journals, including publications translated to Japanese and Korean languages.Alfiero has penned more than 800 grant applications and has been awarded over 23 million dollars in grant funds in her tenure as a grant writer for several clients throughout America. In addition to her leadership and grant writing experience, Grace Anne is an award-winning photographer, videographer, graphic designer and artist.

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