Kelley Lindquist

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Kelley Lindquist

Kelley Lindquist has been president of Artspace Projects since 1987. Under his leadership, Artspace has grown from a staff of one and an annual budget of $60,000 into the America’s leading nonprofit developer of space for artists with a staff of 40, a budget of over $10 million, and ownership of 28 major projects in 15 states containing more than two million square feet of residential, studio, office, rehearsal, and performance space.

Mr. Lindquist’s expertise has made him much in demand as a consultant and speaker, and he is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences on the role of artists and arts facilities in urban revitalization.

Before joining Artspace, Mr. Lindquist held managerial positions with the Dayton Hudson (now Target) Corporation, J. B. Hudson Jewelers, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Guthrie Theater, where he was senior manager of facilities from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Lindquist graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in European history. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.