At the local arts agency United Arts of Central Florida, Trudy Wild brings her commitment and experience to the creative industries as an arts and cultural professional with more than 35 years in administration, project management, grant making, research and advocacy. Wild manages the public grant programs of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs — Cultural Tourism, Cultural Facilities, Venue Subsidy and other grant programs. She coordinates research projects like the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study (AEP6, 2023) that proves the local and regional arts and cultural impact on the economy and vitality of Central Florida, and promotes state and local arts advocacy efforts including an annual delegation that meets with state legislators in Tallahassee. Wild is a dedicated proponent of the arts and through outreach, connects and supports the cultural community, helps organizations and arts workers to thrive in the business of art, by sharing resources, best practices and technical assistance.

Wild’s work history began in personnel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Buffalo, New York; transitioned to accounting at Badger Engineering in Tampa; and to the creative environment of Magic Pencil Studios, and with United Arts for the past 24 years. In her spare time, Wild enjoys proofreading, food and her ginger cat, Sunshine.

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