Cynthia Campoy Brophy

Cynthia founded The HeArt Project (now artworxLA) in 1992 by bringing arts workshops to one teen community center. Prior to this, she was publicist for The Museum of Contemporary Art from 1986-1990. Cynthia completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and is a graduate of the Coro Southern California Arts Leadership Fellows program, the recipient of the 1997 Vision Award recognizing social entrepreneurial leaders, and was a fellow with the Eureka Foundation. She served as a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Education Program Advisory Group that developed Arts for All: Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education. In 2003, she participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Arts Leadership Initiative Executive Learning Group and was one of 46 individuals from around the country selected to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts. In 2005, she participated on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Options Task Force, charged with evaluating the effectiveness of the nation’s largest dropout and recovery program. From 2004-06, she was appointed by the Speaker of the California State Assembly to serve on the Board of the California Cultural and Historical Endowment, created to administer Proposition 40 funds dedicated to preserving historic and cultural resources. She has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Arts for LA, an arts advocacy non-profit. In 2013, she was awarded a Durfee Sabbatical from the Durfee Foundation in recognition of her leadership in arts education.