Prentice Onalemi


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Prentice Onayemi came to ArtPlace in the summer of 2014 after graduating from Columbia University’s MBA program.  While there, he served as a consultant with Exploring the Metropolis’s Queens Workspace Initiative, a research study aimed at developing strategy and policy recommendations to bolster the performing arts landscape in Queens, NY.  Prentice has also co-authored two case studies on artists as social entrepreneurs that were published by Harvard Business Review this year.  Prior to earning his MBA, Prentice co-founded Jack, a performing arts venue in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY; and Asmi International, a nonprofit that trains NGO staff to facilitate literacy and creative self-expression workshops for survivors of armed conflicts and natural disasters.  He has also worked in talent strategy and operations with Achievement First, a network of charter schools; and trained non-violent offenders to build and install cabinetry with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations.  A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild, his credits range from children’s e-books to bringing the title character to life in War Horse on Broadway.  Prentice holds a BFA in Drama from New York University and focused on real estate finance and social enterprise during his time at Columbia.