This Could Be You
About the speaker
Joe Cardillo is the director of Albuquerque’s Downtown Arts & Cultural District, launched as an initiative of DowntownABQ MainStreet.
Among his responsibilities: marketing and communications, partnerships with government and community agencies, research and grant development, tracking creative employment and economic growth for the district, and engaging directly with gallery owners, theater companies, food and beverage entrepreneurs, artists, designers, musicians, and other creatives in the district.
Previously, Joe spent several years in project management, product operations, content creation, and journalism, including for both startups and corporates. He also runs a small music touring label, writes occasional feature pieces as a freelance journalist, and mentors / advises early stage entrepreneurs and startups.