Meet Your State Captain


Julie Baker

As the Executive Director of California’s statewide arts advocacy organizations since Fall of 2018, Julie has worked to increase the legislative clout and visibility of the arts community by building coalition across the for and non-profit sectors of California’s creative industries, producing a month long arts awareness and advocacy campaign every April, and fighting for resources and legislation to serve and protect artists and cultural workers. She serves as the co-chair of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) advocacy network, on the advisory council for the California Main Street Association, on the community advisory council for the Nevada County Relief Fund and is on the board of California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP). She was elected as a Nevada County School Board member in November of 2020.

Over the years, Julie has owned a fine arts gallery for emerging artists, co-founded Flow art fair — a satellite to Art Basel Miami Beach — and curated projects such as the Global Rhythms Series at the Crocker Art Museum. Julie has also served as the Executive Director of The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts venue and California WorldFest, an annual music and camping festival located in Grass Valley, CA. @greenacres4life (Twitter) and @caforthearts (Instagram)

Favorite Art Form: Music

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