Originally from Tunja, Colombia, Lina M. Alfonso Gutiérrez is a passionate advocate of emerging artists and experimental practices. She firmly believes that artists hold a relevant role within social and cultural dynamics, and is thrilled to be part of LMCC—an organization that is highly committed to supporting their practice! Prior to joining LMCC, Lina served as the Program and Operations Manager at Art in General. Lina is a CCCADI 2019 Innovative Cultural Advocacy (ICA) Fellow and a NALAC 2020 Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) Fellow. She has served as a grant panelist for City Parks Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York City’s Department for Cultural Affairs (DCLA), the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), and the Awesome Foundation New York City’s chapter. Lina received undergraduate degrees in Visual Arts and Economics from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), and a M.A in Arts Administration from Columbia University.
Lina manages all aspects of LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants programs and Professional Development offerings. Lina también habla español.