Uday Sharad Joshi Biography
Uday Sharad Joshi’s professional career, research, and programmatic pursuits are heavily based on the intersection between art practices, social justice, community development, and youth leadership. Most recently, he was the Director of Engagement and Innovation at the largest community music school in the United States, designing music and non-violence programs. Previously, Uday produced national youth arts, media, and civic action programs with the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Prior, he launched a social impact performance curriculum in the Global Village Zone of the Newark, New Jersey Public Schools as a strategic approach to address education achievement gaps in some of the lowest-performing schools in the United States. From 2004-2007, Uday was a senior staff member at the Oakland School for the Arts and a Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of Oakland, CA. In addition to co-producing the Oakland Youth Arts Festival: Arts Save Lives, Uday also started a youth mentorship in the arts program in East Oakland, CA and served as a model arts education program consultant for the Alameda County Office of Education. Uday is a Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute Fellow, an Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Scholar, and holds a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and Cornell University respectively.