Craig graduated from Florida State with an emphasis in Grants Management and Program Development. Since that time, he has held a variety of prominent Arts Administration positions including the Assistant director of the Office of Black Diasporan Culture at Florida A&M University, Grant Specialist and Research Coordinator for the College of Engineering, Sciences, Technology and Agriculture at FAMU, Director of Grants and Sponsored Research with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Title III programs.
Polk State College opened the newly renovated Arts Center in Mark of this year, and has been very active in offering family arts events, college courses, and art exhibits. Polk County is a community “hungry and thirsty for (arts programs),” Craig said. The Arts Administrator of the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center said that the center is important because it will “offer cultural experiences that are relevant to everyone, and through that diverse programming, members of this community will not only have a deeper understanding of themselves as individuals, but also those all around them.”
Osubi Craig clearly brings a great deal of experience and cultural awareness to his new role as director of the Center. Polk State Winter Haven Provost Sharon Miller is enthused about Craig’s position saying, “He has a very neat package of skills that will help propel the Arts Center to where it needs to be and will help the College build necessary partnerships.” Craig’s studies at Florida State and FAMU and his lifetime of experience in the arts will certainly help him excel in this distinguished arts administration position.
For more on the FSU Art Administration program, visit our Department page here.
For more on the FAMU Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre page, visit here.
To reach out to our Arts Leaders and Managers (ALM) group, visit our Facebook page here.
The Arts Leaders and Managers (ALM) group primarily consists of arts administration students, but we are open to anyone who is interested in pursuing our goals of supporting and advocating all of the arts, including, but not limited to, visual, music, theatre, and dance. In addition to support and advocacy, it is a goal of ours to provide future arts administrators with professional development workshops and travel opportunities that will aid in our future successes. This is also a platform to learn about paid internship and job opportunities. ALM is a great opportunity to network with other future arts administrators, gain work experience and communication skills, and build upon your learning in the classroom!