Wendy Holmes has served as the Senior VP of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships at Artspace Projects for over two decades. She’s engaged with nonprofit and social justice organizations in cities to identify ways to creatively foster and preserve long-term affordable space for artists and creative businesses. She has a personal curiosity for cities, and what makes them work well and equitably. Holmes has worked for the Walker Art Center, the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Public Radio, and her alma mater.
Holmes has been active on local and national boards and advisory committees including James Sewell Ballet, the Urban Land Institute, Cantus, the Minneapolis Park Foundation, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She has been a speaker at numerous national arts and urban affairs conferences, as well as a guest lecturer at the University of St. Thomas, Macalester College, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of the University of Minnesota. Holmes is a national resource for information about urban redevelopment issues and has been interviewed by many local and national publications.