Amy Kisch is the Founder + Artistic Director of Social Impact for the Art+Action Coalition. For over two decades, Kisch has worked as a strategist and cultural producer, developing major global, art, culture, and brand initiatives for high-profile private, corporate, institutional, and non-profit clients including Sotheby’s, ABC TV, The Armory Show, AT&T, NYFA, and the Williamsburg Gallery Association, among others. Having spent six years in clinical and community social work, her projects are underscored by efforts to democratize access, while upholding integrity and quality in curatorial vision and programming. In 2018, Kisch launched Collect For Change™—collaborating with artists to offer artwork with a portion of sales benefiting a charity selected by each artist.
In 2019, Kisch was commissioned by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) to develop an arts-driven campaign to mobilize communities around the 2020 Census. Understanding that the Census determines the distribution of federal money and political power across the U.S., Kisch, together with Amy Schoening and Brittany Ficken, formed Art+Action and launched the COME TO YOUR CENSUS campaign, which won support from the Ford Foundation to expand the initiative nationwide.
Kisch serves on numerous committees and boards, including Headlands Center for the Arts, The People’s Conservatory, Time In Children’s Art Initiative, Art & Abolition, and Critical Resistance’s Host Committee for their Imagine Freedom: Art Works for Abolition auction, among others. Kisch studied at The University of Chicago and holds a BA in Art History + Fine Arts from Columbia University, and a Masters in Social Work.