Jesse Elliott, inaugural Director of Creative Ecosystems for CACHE (Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange), is a lifelong champion of collaborative social impact, the deep power of multimedia storytelling, and inclusive artist and entrepreneur resourcing. He is the founder and songwriter of two rock and roll bands, who released 6 albums and performed live 1,200 times in a decade, from SXSW and Glastonbury to Lollapalooza and your favorite local dive. Jesse penned books and speeches with economist Richard Florida, helped research and author music strategies for the City of Denver and the State of Colorado, and served Bohemian Foundation as the founding Director of The Music District. Now with CACHE, Jesse is co-launching the first organization of its kind in the mid-South, connecting municipalities, family philanthropies, non-profits, corporations, and arts institutions across the region’s diverse grassroots creative communities.
Updated October 2021