Chief Strategist of Kampaign
Senior Project Advisor of the Prairie State Museums Project
Kenneth Franco is Founder & Chief Strategist of Kampaign—a Chicago-based consultancy for arts, cultural, and creative organizations—and Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC), a nonprofit service organization working to develop leadership, the business of arts, and the art of business in Chicago. Prior to this role Kenneth first served A&BC as Director of Business Volunteers for the Arts.
Before relocating to Chicago in 2019, Kenneth held the office of Advancement Manager at Houston Arts Alliance, the designated local arts agency of the City of Houston and Greater Houston region. In that role, Kenneth facilitated the agency’s expansive body of work, namely: providing grants to 250+ individual artists, nonprofits, and community organizations; helping organizations develop business acumen through capacity building services, programs, and incubation; championing private sector investment through the Arts & Business Council of Greater Houston; commissioning, acquiring, and conserving public art; animating public spaces and encouraging civic engagement; promoting the region’s folklife and cultural traditions through programming and documentation; producing research and cultural convenings; and, ultimately, working to expand the region’s overall creative economy. Outside Houston Arts Alliance, Kenneth held volunteer roles within Houston Young People for the Arts, Emerging Arts Leaders: Houston, the Local Initiative for Cultural Equity, Houston Young Professionals Endeavor, and others.
Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas College of Music.