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My passion for theatre, cultural programming, community building, and project management have manifested into some of the following...

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Joseph M. NeSmit, Niki Fridh, National YoungArts Fondation, YounArts New York, New York City, project management

Cherokee Cultural Studies: Cherokee Heritage and Self-Determination

The Cherokee and Indigenous Studies department offers students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary understanding and respect for the cultures, history, and experiences of Cherokee and Indigenous peoples.

Hued Songs

Hued Songs is a performance series that celebrates & explores black culture through black music, black artists, and black history. Hued Songs continues to grow its reach and capacity, with interdisciplinary performances throughout all of South Florida. Through our work, we seek to amplify black narratives through music and to be a conduit for accessible arts across a multi-cultural platform.  

Diaspora Vibes Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI)

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator commitment to artists of Caribbean and diverse cultures ensures they receive validation, visibility and professional opportunities. Our artists break boundaries of traditional forms and work outside of institutionalized systems, they often must create new systems and infrastructures to sustain their practice. We promote, nurture and exhibit the diverse talents of emerging artists from the Latin and Caribbean Diasporas through an artist-in-residence program, international exchanges, community arts events and a dynamic exhibition program collaborating with art spaces and inhabiting the virtual landscape.


4Next7 is a non-partisan discussion and community involvement group which is youth and Indigenous-led. The group provides space for Native community members to gather and discusses important issues facing the community, brainstorm solutions and pathways, be creative, and focus on self-care. 

​"Joseph is a natural leader and extremely organized. He is able to interpret an organization's goals and anticipate what will be needed to nurture these goals going forward."

​​Carla Hill, Director of Inclusion at Ransom Everglades

"I witnessed the young artists embrace and appreciated Joseph’s energy and expertise during their time with us. I truly value Joseph’s positive attitude and genuine love for the literary, performing, visual, and design arts."

Janice Finn, National Hotel Sales Manager

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