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Michael Lowder

Michael Lowder joined Artsplosure in 1997 and is responsible for all administrative duties related to agency operations and festival productions. He manages fundraising and sponsorship development, contract negotiations, volunteer recruitment, grants seeking and reporting, budget development and oversight, and interagency, public and government relations functions. Michael has more than 25 years of nonprofit and private sector professional experience, including positions with the NC Department of Cultural Resources, NC Symphony, NC Amateur Sports, United Arts Council of Greensboro, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, and Capital Consortium Fundraising Counsel. Michael initiated and organized the first Durham blues festival and planned and implemented the arts festival component of U.S. Olympic Festival ’87.

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