National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu will visit Georgia for the first time since assuming the role in 2014. The dates of her visit to Georgia are January 13-14, 2016. Georgia Council for the Arts is planning a town hall meeting with the Chairman on the evening of January 13th in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission and Atlanta Contemporary.

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Jane Chu

Jane Chu is the eleventh chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Chairman Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician. She leads a dedicated and passionate group of people to support and fund the arts and creative activities in communities across the nation.

Chu was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She studied music growing up, eventually receiving bachelor’s degrees in piano performance and music education from Ouachita Baptist University, and master’s degrees in music and piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Chu holds a master’s degree in business administration from Rockhurst University and a PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University.

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