Director of Development and Community Engagement
Sasha Banks joined the Cabarrus Arts Council in March of 2023, bringing to the role over a decade of experience working in arts fundraising, arts education, as well as community and activistic organizations. As Community Engagement Manager at the Poetry Project in Manhattan, Sasha worked alongside writers, publishers, performance artists, musicians, and visual artists to secure funding that would support creatives directly and impact the artistic development of the historic Lower East Side community.
Sasha is a Pushcart-nominated poet and filmmaker whose work has been published in The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, PBS Newshour, and others. She received her MFA at Pratt Institute. She is a 2019 Rhode Island Writers’ Colony Fellow and the creator of Poets for Ferguson. She is the author of america, MINE.