Lauren Agosta, GCLP 2018
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Lauren Agosta (https://www.laurenagosta.com/) is an independent facilitator, cultural manager, and performer, dedicated to supporting socially engaged art and creating dynamic spaces for collaboration & global exchange. Most recently she was Senior Culture & Collaborations Lead for Culture and Art at the Open Society Foundations. At OSF, Agosta organized the Arts Forum: Art, Public Space, and Closing Societies and helped to launch the Soros Arts Fellowship. She is a skilled facilitator and has led large-scale international collaborations including the Regional Creative Hubs, bringing together artists, activists, and journalists in West Africa and the Western Balkans to challenge corruption through creative activism. Agosta is a current board member for the Alliance of Leadership Fellows. Additionally, Agosta is an accomplished opera singer. Praised for her commanding stage presence and artistry, she has performed in the Castleton Festival, Opera Academy of California’s Summer Festival, and with San Francisco’s leading contemporary chamber opera company, Opera Parallèle.