Ashon Mask

Ashon Mask

Events and Programming Coordinator, Society of Fellows

Ashon Mask is a seasoned arts administrator with a varied background including experience in events and meeting planning, theatrical productions, marketing/communications, and accounting. He is a native of Lansing, MI where he studied dance and music for over 10 years in magnet school programs. This led him to pursue his BFA in Arts Administration at Howard University which he completed in 2016.

Prior to joining The Aspen Institute, Ashon was the Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Arts at American University, managing all print and digital communications for the AU Arts brand; Creative Communications Coordinator at Step Afrika! where he created and managed multichannel marketing & communications strategies for national and local tours, special events, and community programming; Bookkeeper at the International Association of Blacks in Dance, tracking expenses and drafting reports for a $500,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation; and Finance and Membership Associate at Dance/USA, assisting with data entry, expense tracking, and coordinating logistics for member meetings. He also has an expansive production background having worked on events and production assistant for various events and theatrical productions in the DMV area.

Ashon is driven by the passion to create an equitable world where diversity and creativity are celebrated. His long-term goals include opening a performing arts center and school, and starting a creative services agency to assist budding artists package and market their art. In the meantime, Ashon spends his free time teaching himself photography, playing with his dog, listening to the latest music, and reading a good book.