Tom DeCaigny

Tom DeCaigny is a respected leader in the areas of cultural policy, arts education, and community development. He is currently the Executive Director of the California Alliance for Arts Education — one of the premiere state-level cultural policy, advocacy and research organizations in the U.S. Most recently, DeCaigny served as the Director of Cultural Affairs at the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) where he led a city department with an annual budget of $42 million. At the SFAC, he tripled San Francisco’s annual investment in the cultural sector, advanced racial equity in the City's grantmaking, and administered the historic removal of the racist Early Days statue outside of City Hall.

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