Head and shoulders of Kim Konikow with shoulder-length puffy grey hair and closed smile

Executive Director

Bismarck, ND


As Executive Director of the North Dakota Council on the Arts, Kim Konikow utilizes her combined employment, teaching, and consulting work. She brings to the Agency her unique skills and abilities as a passionate facilitator of opportunity. In this position since 2018, Konikow works to promote creative growth and strengthen communities across ND through the arts.

Ms. Konikow has a varied background in the arts. Prior experience includes Conference Coordinator for Dance/USA, Washington DC; Executive Director for The Mesa in southern Utah; Executive Director for Minnesota Dance Alliance; Associate Director for Art Awareness, in upstate New York; and Director of Special Events at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

As a teacher, she served as Adjunct Faculty at several colleges and universities across the country. As a consultant through art services & company, Konikow has been engaged in projects which focus on organizational development. 

Ms. Konikow was an Administrative Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts, and a recipient of a Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation. She has served extensively as a site visitor and panelist for several regional, state, and national organizations.