The UChicago Arts Steering Committee is charged with implementing strategic five- and ten-year plans for advancing the arts at the University of Chicago. As the first university-wide advisory body for the arts since the Provost’s Study Group on the Future of the Arts in 2001, the UChicago Arts Steering Committee (with the aid of its subcommittees) works ongoingly to offer key insights and recommendations to guide short- and long-term investments that will continue to elevate the arts at the University over the next decade.

David Levin (Chair)
Senior Advisor to the Provost for Arts
Addie Clark Harding Professor of Germanic Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Theater & Performance Studies, and the College

Adrienne Brown
Associate Professor, Department of English, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Theaster Gates
Senior Advisor for Cultural Innovation and Advisor to the Dean of the Harris School
Professor, Department of Visual Arts & the College

Ghenwa Hayek
Interim Director, Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry
Associate Professor of Modern Arabic Literature

Patrick Jagoda
Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab
Associate Professor, English, Cinema & Media Studies, and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Kara Keeling
Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Ellen Mackay
Chair, Theater & Performance Studies
Associate Professor. Department of English

Christine Mehring
Professor, Department of Art History & the College
Adjunct Curator, Smart Museum of Art

Bill Michel
Associate Provost and Executive Director
UChicago Arts and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Co-Interim Director, Smart Museum of Art

Canice Prendergast
W. Allen Wallis Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business 

Augusta Read Thomas
Director, Center for Contemporary Composition
Professor of Composition, Department of Music & the College

Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy
Associate Professor, Department of English, the Committee on Creative Writing, & the College

Dieter Roelstraete 
Curator, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Contemporary Art

Jacqueline Stewart
Director, Arts + Public Life
Professor, Department of Cinema & Media Studies & the College

Jessica Stockholder
Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Visual Arts & the College

Christopher Wild
Deputy Dean & Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division
Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, & the College

Angel Ysaguirre
Executive Director, Court Theatre