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Meet those who are directing ArtsEarth’s mission to serve artists and the arts communities worldwide.

David Leikam

Founder | CEO | President

David is no stranger to the arts. After attending the Musicians Institute with honors for sound engineering production (live and studio), he earned his BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where he primarily studied modern dance collaboration/history, music composition/improvisation, and performance arts. After graduating from CalArts, David’s imagination was sparked by the decreased funding in the arts in public schools and inspired by the variety of arts covered at his alma mater, CalArts (dance, film, literature, music, theatre, visual, multimedia) where artists of varied disciplines study and work under the same roof, encouraging regular creative collaboration. To help develop ArtsEarth into a viable arts business venture, David attended Foothill College to study international business studies and small business management. As an artist/musician, David has seem firsthand how the artistic landscape has changed in many ways and feels that the quality of arts events promotion, both local and international, can be improved. Combined with modern technological tools, ArtsEarth can help the current arts scenes connect better with the general public whether they are in San Francisco, California or Paris, France; eventually creating ArtsEarth locations worldwide to better inform the public of creative arts events and engaging directly with local artists who are paid and supported well within their communities. David believes that if you have a vibrant arts community, society’s culture will be directly affected for the betterment of life for all its citizens.

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Cindy Balaji

CFO | Treasurer

Biography coming soon.

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Greg Cutler

COO | Secretary | Design/UX Director | Arts Reviewer

Greg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University. After graduating from art school, he struggled to find work as an animator and illustrator. His career eventually morphed into a designer for the tech industry. He has designed and helped build web sites, web applications, and mobile apps. All of these for-profit pursuits keep food on the table and a roof over his head (in San Francisco), but they do not do enough to help the plight of the starving artist. As a regular attendee at the annual Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada. Greg has witnessed that radical inclusion helps generate cultural change from the inside of communities. He has come to believe that being an artist in America is almost impossible. He has seen the flight of culture from his beloved city of San Francisco. One of the reasons for living in a place is the culture. If the culture leaves, the reason for living there disappears. For art enthusiasts, finding interesting and thought provoking art is also nearly impossible. ArtsEarth serves two demographics. Artists need people to pay them for their art. Art buyers need to be able to find art that connects with them on a personal level. It’s not easy to do either one. Here’s where well-designed and built technology can help. Artists hold events in physical spaces. People can go check out the art. It’s that simple.

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ArtsEarth is an equal opportunity arts nonprofit venture that encourages the best person for the position available and are equally compensated when our budget allows for it. The level of position or potential pay is based solely on work ability and not gender or race.

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