The Artful Ask: How arts organizations can build better partnerships & lifelong sponsors

See more by Henry Kurkowski

Available at Select Retailers

About the author

Henry Kurkowski

Working in the Restaurant, Hospitality & Nightlife Industry in New York and South Florida Henry learned an array of interpersonal and professional skills that he uses in business today. Author Henry Kurkowski is a business owner, entrepreneur and arts advocate whose articles have been featured on He's an experienced founding partner in up-start businesses with a long history in the telecommunications and SaaS industries. Henry started his career in marketing and entrepreneurism early on as a nightclub promoter in New York. During that time he gained real world experience by booking, promoting and working with top Billboard Artists such as Martha Wash & RuPaul as well as disco divas like France Joli and Vicki Sue Robinson.

As an arts advocate and community minded person Henry has spent the past 18 years working closely as a volunteer with non-profits and arts organizations. He has spent much of his personal time serving on boards and committees for arts & cultural non-profit organizations as well as professional non-profit associations. Henry feels that there is no higher calling than to serve and give back to the community.

Henry was born and raised on Long Island, NY with the benefit of experiencing world travel as a military brat and a father who worked in the airline industry. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana but tries to retreat often to Key West. That's where a third generation family vacation home is and it's also where he tries to tap his inner Hemingway to create and work on his writings.