As an activist and community organizer, Dameun Strange envisions a world where creative institutions and people are valued as equal partners in designing strong, equitable communities. Through an integrated engagement with the arts, he aims to highlight threads of intersectionality and move communities toward wellness, finding commonalities and building bridges that bring people together.
Dameun recently served as Executive Director of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, a Minnesota based non-profit arts organization that connects individuals, businesses, and artists, and strives to promote social and economic growth for its vibrant community of diverse creators.
A Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow, Dameun has also been a member of the Bush Foundation’s Community Innovation Team. He has worked locally for such organizations as Macalester College, ACORN, MN UNITED for All Families, Grassroots Solutions, Neighborhood Organizing, and has served on the board of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Compas, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, and Walker|West.