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Khaila Carr
Grants & Community Engagement Associate

Khaila Carr serves as the Grants and Community Engagement Associate, working under the guidance of the Grants & Community Engagement Director. Khaila’s role helps the team with customer service and administrative functions.

Aside from working with the general public at the reception desk and fielding a large number of emails and phone calls (with peak times during grant cycles), Khaila also oversees creation, editing, formatting, and posting of annual grant guidelines. She coordinates contracts and payment requests, sends out bi-monthly GCAC Alerts e-newsletter, and assists with evening and weekend events such as happy hours, workshops, gallery openings, roundtables, and GCAC signature events such as the Columbus Arts Festival and Big Arts Night.

In 2018, Khaila’s dedication to art earned her a BFA in Illustration and Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design. While on campus, she actively engaged in various roles, including serving as the Secretary of Student Government, as a member of the Spitball Comics Anthology 3 and 4, participating in the Honors Program, and working as an illustrator/animator for CCAD’s Student Agency.

Presently, Khaila pursues her arts career through freelancing and creating murals, designs, illustrations, and animations for clients both local and nationwide. Her art is a reflection of fantastical aesthetics, cathartic expression, and an exploration of her identity as a Queer, Filipino-American woman.

Beyond her artistic endeavors, Khaila finds joy in spending time with her corgi companion, Opie, and indulges in traveling, tattooing, and iced matcha lattes.

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