Jose Feliciano is Manager of Granting Programs for the Greater Hartford Arts Council as well as an independent arts, culture, and heritage lecturer and scholar. He believes that by breaking down barriers to collaboration, people can learn from each other to create positive change that supports all communities and individuals. He creates, develops, and supports innovative methods that use the arts to deepen collective cultural understanding for communities and culture bearers.
A Connecticut native, he holds a B.S. ED in History with a minor in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University and an M.A. in American Studies from Penn State. He is certified to teach Secondary Education Social Studies, grades 7-12, in the state of Connecticut. He was a fellow at the 2014 National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Leadership Institute as well as a participant and workshop facilitator at the MuseumCamp 2015 hosted by the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz, CA. He frequently presents at regional and national conferences focusing on the arts and the field of American Studies. He is a recipient of Penn State’s prestigious Bunton-Waller Graduate Scholar Award and the Joel Sater Award for Creative Achievement in American Studies.