Joshua Heim is the Arts Program Manager at the City of Bellevue, Washington, and was the Arts Administrator for the City of Redmond, Washington. His previous work includes the Native Hawaiian Legacy Project in Honolulu, a scholarly journal of archival Hawaiian language texts, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle where he managed the award winning YouthCAN program, recipient of the National Youth Arts and Humanities Program Award.
Joshua serves on the King County 4Culture Arts Advisory Committee and on the board of directors of Cultural Access Washington, an organization dedicated to increasing public support for the arts state-wide. He is also committed to expanding opportunities for artists of color nationwide. He has been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joyce Foundation in Chicago and Artist Trust in Seattle. He has lectured at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Immigrants Sites of Conscience Seminar in New York, and taught museology coursework at the Northwest Indian College.
Joshua is originally from Kailua, Hawai’i, and received a M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell and a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College.