Paige Sharp is Deputy Director of Programs for the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) where she oversees, directs, and manages all institutional programs including statewide services and grant programs totaling over $3.6 million in state and federal funds annually. During her tenure, she managed the development of the agency’s first creative entrepreneurship program, nationally recognized for its success after its first year. Sharp graduated with a BFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago with continued studies in the Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs graduate program. She has over twenty years of dedicated and passionate arts administration service focused on arts education, community arts development, and grantmaking and has a long history of demonstrated commitment to increasing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Sharp has served on boards and committees on the local, state, and national levels and strives to provide equitable access to the arts for everyone.