ACANSA Welcomes Dillon Hupp as new Executive Director

ACANSA is thrilled to announce that they have recently hired Dillon Hupp to lead operations as Executive Director for the four year old arts agency.

ACANSA brings new and innovative arts experiences of all disciplines to central Arkansas to enrich the cultural vitality of the region, champion excellence and innovation in artistry, and connect underserved members of our region to the benefits of transformative arts experiences. ACANSA does this primarily through their annual festival, which provides access to extraordinary arts experiences, opportunities for participatory engagement for audiences of all ages, and exposure to a wider audience for regional professional artists and arts organizations.

“I am thrilled to be joining the ACANSA team,” Hupp said. “I’m looking forward to working with John Gaudin, Charlotte Gadberry, and the rest of the Board to continue to bring world-class artistic experiences to the Central Arkansas community and help the organization continue to grow, have a tremendous cultural impact here, and showcase what a truly special place this is.”

About Dillon Hupp

Dillon Hupp is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, where he graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 2008. He attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he graduated with a degree in American Studies and a focus in Race and Ethnicity in 2012. Following his graduation from Middlebury, he worked as a sportswriter in Vermont before moving back to Little Rock in 2013 to accept a position with the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

From 2013-2017, Dillon served as the assistant to the Chair, Finance Director, and Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. During his tenure he oversaw some of the greatest fundraising success in Party history, including Jefferson-Jackson Dinners with Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2015 and President Bill Clinton in 2016. He also helped coordinate and execute a successful Arkansas delegation experience at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

In his spare time, Dillon serves as the Treasurer of the Democratic Party of Pulaski County and the Commissioner of Little Rock RBI baseball, a program aimed at providing baseball instruction in a fun and safe environment for players who might not otherwise have an opportunity to play.