John Schratwieser, Director
John Schratwieser has been the director of the Kent Cultural Alliance since January 2018 following the retirement of longtime director and now Director Emeritus, Leslie Raimond. John has spend nearly 30 years in nonprofit management in the arts, healthcare and higher education. Most recently he was the director of Maryland Citizens for the Arts, the state-wide arts advocacy organization responsible for Maryland’s public investment in arts and culture. Maryland is currently third in the nation in per-capita funding for the arts.
Mr. Schratwieser is an artist himself and has performed with major choral organizations such as the New York Choral Society, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Thomas Circle Singers. He current sings with the Chester River Chorale and the Emmanuel Church Chester Parish choir. He can be seen on stage locally at the Garfield Center for the Arts, the Mainstay Rock Hall, and Church Hill Theater. John lives with his partner, artisan potter Mike Pugh, and their Golden Retriever Franklin at the historic Friendship Farm in Worton, Maryland.
2020 Board of Directors
Jason Claire, President
Charles Taylor, Vice President
Meredith Davies Hadaway, Secretary
Marc Dykeman, Treasurer
Robert Earl Price
Director, John Schratwieser
Director Emeritus, Leslie Prince Raimond
Emeritus & Immediate Past President, Clark Bjorke