Based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Bronson Foster is a strategist and leader who believes that our shared creative and cultural expressions demonstrate the best of what we can achieve. His work focuses on increasing capacity, innovating systems, creating space, utilizing data and research, empowering people, and fostering future-oriented thinking for arts and cultural organizations and the creative sector broadly. Bronson currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer at Arts for LA. In this leadership position, his work focuses on operations and strategy as he works with the team to advance the mission of leading communities, artists, and organizations to advocate for an equitable, healthy, vibrant, and creative Los Angeles region through the arts.
Previously, Bronson has worked with Long Beach Opera, Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, Boulanger Initiative, and Live Music Project. He has served his professional community as a mentor to young leaders and as a member of numerous advisory and elected board roles, including in Arts for LA’s ACTIVATE Protege Program and as a Board member of East LA Creative. He has also served on the Leadership Council for Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles and various professional organizations’ committees, such as the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
In conjunction with arts and culture leadership, his creative work is expressed as a musician specializing in contemporary works where he can be found on stage crafting sounds. Bronson completed his graduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC) earning a Master of Science degree. His thesis, “Interdisciplinarity and Innovation: An Interconnected Future for the Arts,” examines the complexities of creative ecosystems and proposes building engagement in broader spaces that strengthen cultural communities. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).