Mark Slavkin is Director of Education for The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The Wallis is dedicated to engaging arts learners of all ages, from K-12 school partnerships, to courses for young artists and to a range of activities to engage adults as audience members and as art makers.
Mark served as Vice President for Education at the Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County from 2001–14, directing a wide range of programs and services that helped advance arts education in schools and communities. He played a key role in the development of Arts for All: The Los Angeles County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education and continues to cochair the Executive Committee for this initiative. Before joining the Music Center, Mark served on the staff of the Los Angeles component of the national Annenberg Challenge, a half-billion-dollar private effort to improve public schools in the United States.
From 1997–1999 Mark was Los Angeles Program Officer for the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. At the Getty, Mark utilized his advocacy and communications skills to help launch a renaissance for arts education in Los Angeles area schools.
He served from 1989-1997 as an elected member of the Los Angeles Board of Education, including two years as president. Currently, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the California Alliance for Arts Education, the statewide policy and advocacy organization.