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40 Women to Watch 2019: Deana Haggag is on a mission to provide funding for the arts in the United States

Deana Haggag

Deana Haggag is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Deana is the President and CEO of United States Artists, a non-profit with the aim of supporting artists. Each year, United States Artists awards $50,000 in fellowships to artists in the United States. Fellowship candidates come from across the world of art, from architecture and design to performance and visual art.

Deana took the title of President and CEO of United States Artists on January 20, 2017, the same day as President Trump’s Inauguration. From that point, she committed to fighting the policy of a president who endeavored to gut the National Endowment for the Arts.