Lee, a white man with a shaved head and brown beard, stands outdoors against a blurred green background. He wears a black polo sweater, silver glasses, a silver earring, and smiles at the camera.

Lee Heinemann

Program Director

Lee Heinemann is an artist and administrator working to expand opportunities for artists. In 2014, he founded Get Your Life!—a collaborative, youth-centered video production company that put practicing artists to work producing projects written, designed, and directed by middle school students at Baltimore, MD community center 901 Arts. Lee worked as the Education Director of Baltimore nomadic museum The Contemporary, which produced Get Your Life! in 2016 and 2017. Get Your Life! was in residence in the Baltimore Museum of Art with an exhibition, publication, and a series of public programs from 2018-2019.

Lee served as the manager of Artist Relief, a national emergency relief fund that distributed over $23 million to artists early in the COVID pandemic. He most recently served as Initiatives Manager at United States Artists, contributing to the research, development, and administration of new resource programs including Disability Futures and the Maxwell/Hanrahan Awards in Craft.

Lee has spoken and moderated conversation at The Baltimore School for the Arts, The Creative Time Summit, and as host of the DisUniversity lecture series in collaboration with Dis and the Baltimore Museum of Art. He has created programming for a range of cultural organizations including Oolite Arts and Kunsthall Stavanger and produced public artist commissions with The City of Miami Beach and The High Line NYC. Lee was a member of the Creatives Rebuild New York Guaranteed Income Think Tank, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and he received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art.