Ernest Disney-Britton

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Arts & Culture Advisor
Location Key West, Florida, United States
Introduction Born in Cincinnati, Ernest Disney-Britton is the son of a factory foreman and a public school teacher. My first job, post-college graduation, was at an African American arts organization, the Arts Consortium of Cincinnati. A decade later, I joined the leadership team at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's campaign to raise $110 million. In 2022, I retired as Vice President of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, where I managed a $10 million grantmaking portfolio. After a 38-year career in arts administration, including foundation work in NYC, I moved to Key West, spending time reading, writing, and cataloging my collection of contemporary religious art.
Interests Art
Favorite Movies Tree of Life
Favorite Music Jazz (especially Miles Davis)
Favorite Books "Manchild in the Promised Land" by Claude Brown

Why not start with Art?