Senior Arts and Culture Funding Manager, City of San Diego
Kip is the City of San Diego’s Senior Arts and Culture Funding Manager. He manages the City’s annual grant program for arts and culture community groups, nonprofits and festivals. Kip grew up in San Diego and is the fourth generation of his family to work here. He currently is the Secretary of the Point Loma/ Ocean Beach Democratic Club. He recently completed his MBA at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management where he researched UBI programs for artists and helped to teach a course about the value of diversity in business. Kip first volunteered for Democratic political campaigns when he was 13 and eventually attended Vassar College in New York where he studied Art History and International Economics while acquiring work experience at the New York City Department of City Planning. Kip has worked for several years in the arts in New York, Spain and Los Angeles where he was a magazine contributor, a business analyst and a specialist in works on paper for a large Manhattan auction house. Kip is passionate about the arts as a vehicle for economic development, progressive policy, improved outcomes, equity and as a tool for solving municipal challenges. He is a proud union member and believes in the power of organizing and collectivity.