Candace Y. Jackson


Candace Jackson founded CJAM in 2006 to develop institutional capacity and improve sustainability for arts, cultural and community based organizations. She began her career in theater management with a focus on business operations, organizational development, and strategic planning for performing arts institutions. Since 1993, she has worked with numerous theater, dance, film, visual arts and cultural organizations to streamline productions logistics, develop sustainable operating systems, and improve institutional capacity.

Prior to founding CJAM, Candace was Director of Operations for the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., where she managed facilities operations, general administration, and served as co-coordinator for Phase I of the Apollo Theater’s historic capital restoration project. Prior to the Apollo, Candace held various management positions included Program Officer with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and Associate Managing Director for Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, CT.

In 2011 Candace became Managing Director of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), a ten-year initiative designed to increase support systems and programs for artists across the country. Through grant-making, research and communications programs, she directed support for more than 100 national grantees and partners. In 2013, she expanded her work internationally to support arts, cultural, and microenterprise development initiatives in Central America.

Candace earned an MFA in Theater Management from the Yale School of Drama and BFA in Theater Arts and Business Administration from Howard University.  From 2010-2012 she served as adjunct instructor in New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Arts Administration Program. 


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