Esther Robinson has worked on behalf of America’s artists for more than 15 years in many capacities, including foundation program officer, television and film producer/director, technology entrepreneur and arts activist. She is the founder of ArtHome ( a nonprofit “change agent” that helps artists and their communities build assets and equity through financial literacy, credit access and home ownership. Robinson received Home-buyer Counseling training at the Neighborworks America Training Institute and has developed an artist-centric home-buying curriculum, which she has delivered for partners like: The New York Foundation for The Arts, AlJira, Mass MOCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, etc. Before this, Robinson was the director of Film/Video and Performing Arts for the Creative Capital Foundation (1999-2006) and one of the principal architects of its innovative grantmaking system.