Beatrice Thomas is an multi-disciplinary artist, creative producer and equity, diversity and inclusion consultant. Thomas has worked in administrative, curatorial, grantmaking, and educational roles for the municipal agencies, community colleges, galleries and non-profits. Thomas leads workshops and facilitates dialogues on grant strategy, queer arts, and cultural equity. They have served as Program Officer for San Francisco’s Cultural Equity Grants program, Program Manager for First Night Austin, an interdisciplinary, urban, arts festival, and Chair of the Austin Art and Public Places Panel. Thomas has worked on designing and facilitating capacity building projects with L.A.N.E/NPN (Leveraging Arts Networks for Equity) and The Akonadi Foundation. They re-imagined AIRSpace, one of the Bay Area’s longest running queer arts residency as a leadership residency for queer and trans artists of color with SAFEhouse Arts. Artistically, Thomas is directing a show that examines toxic masculinity in gay online culture, artistic lead for a queer arts cabaret that roasts allyship using comedy and magic, producing the Singing Bois, a gender-queer boy band that will leave your heart throbbing and reading gender and culture inclusive books in drag to children at public libraries with Drag Queen Story Hour. Thomas is committed to facilitating exceptional art from diverse communities onto national platforms and into meaningful public experience. Beatrice is an inaugural Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Leadership Fellow (LFP), a 2019 APAP/NYC Conference co-chair and recipient of the 2018 Ebony McKinney Arts Leadership Award.