F. Javier Torres

F. Javier Torres is the senior program officer for arts and culture at the Boston Foundation. He is responsible for the re-articulation and implementation of the Foundation’s sector strategy and for leveraging national arts investments and philanthropy for Boston. Prior to his role at the Foundation, F. Javier was the director of Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, a program of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción. He led the implementation of a strategic business plan that improved the operational, programmatic, and financial health of their arts programs and he guided the rebranding of the program that supported diversification of funding and deepening the impact of programs through community outreach and audience development. He is the board chair for the Boston Cultural Council and has moderated panels for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) on Latinos, Popular Culture, and Social Media and for the National Guild for Community Arts Education on Achieving Racial Equity in the field. He was a panelist for NALAC’s white paper published by Ford Foundation on Leadership Transition. Most recently, F. Javier Torres spoke at a Boston Globe Building a Better MA forum on the role of cultural-asset-based approaches in community development.

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