Andrew Gibson has been an artist, educator, and organizer since he was a teenager. As the Executive Director and co-founder of Freedom Arts, Andrew directs all fundraising and marketing campaigns, participates in all programs, supports staff in day-to-day operational and programmatic tasks, facilitates workshops and classes, and mentors the youth. He works as the Director of Partnerships with Faith For Justice through which he co-organizes national conferences and campaigns and co-leads ongoing anti-racism, de-escalation, and direct-action trainings from a faith perspective. Andrew also currently serves as the Music Coordinator at St. John’s Church - The Beloved Community in North St. Louis. He has taught music at multiple area high schools, arts centers, and youth organizations and keeps a steady schedule as a performing and recording musician working with dozens of regional and national artists. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music with a double minor in Philosophy and Audio Production from Webster University. He has been recognized for his artistic and social achievements by the Bailey Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, Arts & Education Council, Riverfront Times, St. Louis Champions, Webster University, Integrity in the Arts, and St. Louis Underground Music Festival.
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