Holding a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Connecticut (2019), Finn Wiggins-Henry has spent many years building relationships with community creatives and leaders. A local multi-instrumentalist creative and advocate themselves, Finn has first-hand experience on what is needed in New Haven. Finn has also had the opportunity to take their creativity to stages outside of New Haven – opening for acts like The Last Poets (Harlem, 2021), Ludacris (Stamford, 2021), and Grace Kelley (International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2021). The combination of these experiences has given them inspiration to forever advocate for resources and opportunities for artists of all backgrounds.
This isn't their first rodeo in Fundraising either! Finn has founded, curated, and fundraised for multiple events and organizations including The Session, B.L.A.Q.U.E - Beauty and Language in the Art of Queens, and Bethel Memorial Deliverance Church. And with strong belief in the vision of International Festival of Arts & Ideas, this experience gives Finn the unique ability and passion to champion and build relationships on behalf of the organization. Finn brings their skills as a creative, and skills in budget management, fundraising, and organizing to International Festival of Arts & Ideas to help reach – and exceed – the goals of the organization.