Eleanor Savage is a civic-minded media artist, activist, and Senior Program Officer at the Jerome Foundation, an independent foundation that supports emerging artists in the creation and development of new work. She previously was the Associate Director of Event and Media Production at the Walker Art Center for sixteen years. Savage has instigated many community-focused/artist-centered events in the Minnesota: Naked Stages, a year-long mentorship program for emerging performance artists; Forbidden Fruit Radio, a weekly queer artist/activist interview-format radio show at KFAI community radio station; Vulva Riot, a monthly performance cabaret for queer women artists and activists; Dyke Night, an annual performance event produced at the Walker Art Center; and curated many exhibitions bringing together communities through arts. Savage has a life-long commitment toward promoting human rights as a guiding force and actively works as a white, queer, butch against racism and all the other intersecting oppressions. She has 20 years of experience organizing multi-disciplinary, multi-generational, multi-community art events around social and racial justice values. Her work in non-profit arts is consistently framed by advocacy for social justice and a belief in the power of art to bridge understanding across cultural differences.