Phil Davis is an artist, curator, educator, and arts manager who has worked in the field for over 23 years. He is focused on building community through the arts, a core belief he first developed as Program Director for Co-op Image, a non-profit teen arts apprenticeship center in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. He taught as Visiting Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of Toledo and as Assistant Professor of Art in Digital Media at Northern Virginia Community College. Phil joined The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 2009 to open the Brentwood Arts Exchange, where he was Assistant Director, then Director until recently. He currently oversees Community Arts Services for The M-NCPPC’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Division in Prince George’s County, MD. In this role, he is responsible for partnerships with arts organizations, county-wide programs including the mobile arts service Arts on a Roll, Shakespeare in the Parks, two teen acting ensembles, the Junior Academy for the Performing Arts, the Brentwood Arts Exchange, and other programs. He presented his first independently curated exhibition in 1998, has curated over 100 exhibitions, and coordinated countless other arts programs. Phil holds BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.