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Arts Council Staff

Executive Director

Jonathan Stone is thrilled to start his career with the Arts Council and join the team as Executive Director in January 2019. He most recently served as ED of the Downtown Oregon City Association. There, he introduced new community traditions and events as well as expanded outreach and partnerships. Under his leadership, the non-profit organization DOCA was awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award in 2018. Prior to his career in nonprofit management, Jonathan worked in architecture and has focused in historic business district revitalization. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and an MS-MBA from Boston University.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x101

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Arts Programming Manager

Sarah Smallwood is an Arts Management professional with roughly a decade of experience in the Arts & Culture sector.  Originally from Vermont she moved to Flagstaff in 2012 to serve an Americorps term after earning her BFA in Graphic Design from Keene State College. Sarah currently works full-time as the Arts Programming Manager with the Flagstaff Arts Council at the Coconino Center for the Arts, where she previously served as the Marketing Director. In the past she has held marketing and management roles with the Orpheum Theater, and design with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.  Closely tied into the creative community in Flagstaff, Sarah currently serves on the board of directors for the Flagstaff Festival of Science, MOCAF (Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff), and Dark Sky Aerial.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x103

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Operations and Grants Manager

Kris Kosola joined Flagstaff Art Council in October 2014.  She and her husband, Scott moved to Flagstaff from Prescott in 2010.  Kris and Scott welcomed the birth of their son Rook in August 2018. Kris worked for three years as the Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Flagstaff.  Also a previous business owner, Kris brings operations knowledge as well as expert customer service to Flagstaff Arts Council.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x105

 

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Membership and Events Coordinator

Sarah Downing joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in October of 2019. She coordinates the Viola Awards, FAC’s Membership Program, First Friday ArtWalk, and volunteer support for the Coconino Center for the Arts. Sarah recently moved to Flagstaff after working in Arts Administration in South Florida for the past 4 years. Originally from Texas, she earned her BA in Art History from the University of North Texas in 2013. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors exploring her new environment and indoors playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x111

 

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Gallery and Program Assistant

Morgan LaFrate joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in May 2019. She started at the FAC as a gallery intern, but has graduated to the Programs Assistant at the beginning of 2020. She is now aiding in the coordination of exhibits for the FAC’s main and jewel gallery. She is currently an undergraduate student at NAU studying Graphic Design and Art History. If seen downtown, she will most likely be caught biking or putting up posters for the Coconino Center for the Arts.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300

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