NEA Discipline Directors
Ms. Ojeda has been involved in international work at the National Endowment for the Arts since 1991. She became Director of International Activities in 2007, with responsibility for developing and managing international initiatives in cooperation with other government agencies or private institutions. The NEA's international activities include partnerships for exchange with Latin America, Japan, Central Europe, Eurasia and Russia, and for American artists to participate in international festivals worldwide. Past projects included The Big Read with Russia, Egypt and Mexico, and International Literary Exchanges with Mexico, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, and China.
Ms. Ojeda provides expertise and guidance on international cultural policy issues and does extensive liaison with the U.S. Department of State, with international organizations such as the Organization of American States, UNESCO, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies, and with foreign governments and the private sector to help foster international cultural engagement.
Ms. Ojeda has been a part of the NEA staff for more than 25 years and has served in other positions, including Senior Assistant to the Deputy Chairman for Programs, and as Acting Director for Multidisciplinary and International Projects. She has managed the grant review process for a broad range of multidisciplinary and international arts projects and has worked in program development related to community based arts organizations and international exchange programs.
Before joining the Arts Endowment, Ms. Ojeda was on the staff of the Peace Corps in Washington, DC. She was a Desk Officer in the Africa Region and subsequently a Planning Officer for Peace Corps programs. She previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil working in community development and education.
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