Mia Khimm

Program Director
Portrait of Mia Khimm

Mia Khimm (she/her) is a New-York native who has worked across the nonprofit, philanthropic, and commercial arts sectors, developing collaborative cultural programs and partnerships in Chicago and beyond. As Joyce’s Culture Program Director, Mia oversees the Foundation’s signature Joyce Awards and works closely with cultural leaders and partners across disciplines throughout Chicago and the Great Lakes region to advance The Foundation’s culture grant making strategy, anchored in support of artists of color and organizations led by and serving artists and communities of color.

Mia was previously Managing Director at EXPO CHICAGO, the international exposition for contemporary & modern art, and has held positions at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, among other arts organizations and entities. Mia has a master’s degree in Art History from the University of Chicago, where she specialized in modern art and architecture, and a bachelor’s in Art History and Psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Joyce Awards Information Session - August 2022

Culture director Mia Khimm and grants manager Lynne Wiora discuss the Joyce Awards program and the application process. LOIs are due on September 12, 2022. New applicants should create accounts by September 7, 2022.


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