Stevi Knighton

As grants and services coordinator, Stevi will manage the grants process, providing support to applicants by hosting workshops and overseeing ongoing program evaluation for grants and servicing projects including Artists in the Community, International Artist Exchange, and BOOST.

Stevi has joined the GCAC family following an extensive career in both the private sector and in the nonprofit arena. She is a Columbus native who worked as a Youth Arts liaison for CAPAcity before college. After obtaining her BA in English and Mass Communications from Fisk University, Stevi returned to Columbus to serve the community working with organizations such as the National Center for Urban Solutions, the Central Community House and for Nationwide Insurance.

A writer and performer since childhood, Stevi has devoted her spare time to local artistic events with a focus on poetry and literary art. Being able to work directly with local artistic talent and continue to support and contribute to the art scene in her hometown is and has always been the crux of her life’s purpose.