Liz S. Alsina

Liz S. Alsina

Liz assists with data collection and strategy at MCE.

Creative Senior Consultant

Liz S. Alsina is the founder of Canarii Solutions, which she founded in 2018 as a means of conducting research, facilitating productive dialogue, and working with select clients that have an authentic commitment to advancing equity in the arts.

Past work includes supporting the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives team at Pivotal Ventures on a grantmaking portfolio centered on advancing gender equity in the United States.

Prior to Pivotal, she was a Senior Program Officer with the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group, where she developed programs rooted in equity that drove progress in the areas of community development, social justice, and the creative economy—all within the context of the American South.

Ms. Alsina was also a Program Associate in the Arts and Cultural Heritage Program at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation where she managed a national portfolio with a special emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion in the arts.

Before becoming a grantmaker, Ms. Alsina was a fundraiser, serving as director of institutional giving at Roundabout Theatre Company, Florida Grand Opera, and TheatreworksUSA, where she also served as director of development.

She received a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied classical voice, and a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale University where she studied arts management; she also completed a Certificate in Global Affairs from New York University.

Ms. Alsina is also an educator in arts management and philanthropy and was an adjunct lecturer at Wagner College and Marymount Manhattan College.

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

~John F. Kennedy