Donna  Walker-Kuhne

Donna Walker-Kuhne

Donna Walker-Kuhne is an Adjunct Professor instructing in Marketing the Arts at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, and New York University; however, her career began as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the State of New York while she danced professionally on a part-time basis. Crediting her law background (Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C), with her ability to carry innovative programs to successful outcomes, Ms. Walker-Kuhne published her first book in the summer of 2005, Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to Arts, Culture and Community. It has since become a top-selling, invaluable resource for today's non-profit arts' marketer, producer, and student. In 2009 and 2010, Walker's International Communications Group was awarded grants from the Theater Subdistrict Council to implement projects to diversify Broadway using socially and technology driven audience development initiatives. The first American to speak at national arts councils in both Singapore and Australia, Ms. Walker-Kuhne was invited by the National Arts Council of Singapore to teach a week-long workshop, and by the Australian Council on the Arts to do a three-city lecturing tour on the topic: Ethnic Diversity for Arts Organizations. Donna Walker-Kuhne utilizes her passion to see the arts flourish within our modern society. With her combined work of institutional marketing and her company, WICG, she has raised over $13 million in earned income promoting the arts to multicultural communities. Ms. Walker-Kuhne ensures the artistic visions of arts organizations are experienced by the artists and multicultural community, thus, increasing the growth of a diverse audience for the 21st century.