IACA Announces Encarnación Teruel as Deputy Director

The Illinois Arts Council Agency is pleased to announce Encarnación Teruel as the new Deputy Director of the Agency.

Mr. Teruel is a long time employee of the Arts Council overseeing Partners In Excellence, Media Arts, Local Arts Agencies, Art Service Organizations, Individual Artist and Artist Fellowship Award programs. He also serves as the ADA/504 Access Coordinator for the Agency.

His previous work includes establishing the Performing Arts Department at the National Museum of Mexican Art, and being the first Performing Arts Director at the Field Museum of Natural History. Additionally he served as the Senior Cultural Arts Officer for the Chicago Park District where he initiated cultural arts programs on a citywide basis.

Mr. Teruel has served on numerous advisory boards, panels, and committees for arts organizations and foundations. They include the National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicago Donors Forum, Kentucky Arts Council, Nebraska Arts Council, Wisconsin Arts Board, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Bush Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National New Play Network, Street-Level Youth Media and Prop Theatre.

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