Beth Bowman, WGM’s Executive Director is available for one on one meetings anytime! The link is always up on the staff page of the website. She would love to know your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how to best serve WGM and the greater creative community.
Beth Bowman, Executive Director
WGM Role: Strategic Plan, Advancement: Marketing/Communications and Development, Operations, Human Resources, Internships, Management
Beth is an arts and culture leadership professional with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with many arts and culture organizations including: Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, the Soap Factory, Artspace Projects, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Hippodrome State Theatre and the Children’s Museum of Minnesota. She has worked with the following higher education institutions: The University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and William Mitchell College of Law.
Beth has extensive board of directors experience. She currently serves as a Vice President for the Goldstein Museum of Design advisory board and has previously served on the Givens Foundation for African American Literature and the Cycling Museum of Minnesota boards. Beth was President of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota College of Design as well as the College of Visual Arts Alumni Boards.
She has served in a committee and/or advisory capacity for the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Minnesota State Arts Board and DOCOMOMO MN. She has led panels and projects with Art Basel Switzerland, the American Craft Council, the Walker Art Center and MNArtists.org, the Minnesota Theatre Alliance, the Metropolitan Council, SooVac and the Springboard for the Arts.
She was a media delegate for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum and a recipient of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development 2017 Alumni Society Award of Excellence. In 2018, she was selected for a National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored Creative Center Training Institute program for Arts Administrators in New York. She holds two graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota.