Matthew T. Giddings (né Searle, he/him/his) is an artist, a partner and a parent, administrator, and collaborator from South Bend, Indiana. With two studio art degrees, he set out to learn to engage communities in the arts effectively and equitably. A non-linear path led him through an art and technology museum, working with artists with developmental disabilities, creating a live-work space for intergenerational artistic collaborations, developing out-of-school youth programming, and most recently supporting a cultural incubator on the South Side of Chicago. One lesson learned is that sharing food and stories encourage relationships. Matthew is excited to connect with you.