Kara Gilmour Headshot

Photo: Timothy Sternberg.

Kara Gilmour

Executive Director

Kara brings decades of experience in arts education, administration, community engagement, and fundraising, with a strong focus on equity building to BAX. She previously worked at Gibney where she focused on innovative partnerships with artists, survivors of intimate partner violence, and disabled dancers alongside, foundations, city agencies, community-based organizations, and collegial institutions.

Prior to Gibney, at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, Kara founded the Education and Stewardship programs and spearheaded the Conservancy’s first Capital project, the Environmental Education Center. She has also worked with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Applied Research and Consulting, Education Development Center, Lincoln Center Institute, and Planned Parenthood. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, was a 2016 New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow, and a 2017 Advocate of New York City.