Fueled by a passion to cultivate and sustain a vibrant, equitable, accessible, and people-centric arts ecosystem, DeMarcus Akeem Suggs is an arts advocate and cultural worker with over a decade of experience in the sector. A dance artist turned cultivator, DeMarcus serves as the Director of Development for Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), the nation’s first Regional Arts Organization. Before joining M-AAA, DeMarcus held positions at Alternate ROOTS, The National Center of Choreography at the University of Akron (NCCAkron), Victorica Theatre Association (now Dayton Live), and Neos Dance Theatre. Additionally, he’s thrilled to serve on the boards of Akron Black Artists Guild, MediaJustice, and NCCAkron, all organizations doing meaningful work in the arts and justice fields.


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