Montana Arts Council Staff
Cindy Kittredge has deep roots in Montana and its folk arts. Her family settled in Virginia City and the Prickly Pear Valley in the late 1860s. She and her husband Jim ranch in the Cascade area, and she is a professional fiber artist herself.
Most recently she founded and directed the Creative Arts Enterprise program at MSU-Great Falls, a training program for artists focused on developing a sustainable business. Prior to that, she served as the director of the Cascade County Historical Society and the High Plains Heritage Center in Great Falls for 17 years. She has taught coursework at colleges in Arizona and Wisconsin, and was the Assistant Director of Campus International Programs at Marquette University in Wisconsin.
Kittredge received the Montana Governorís Humanities Award in 2003 and was honored with the Blackfeet name of Osska-akii (Blue Sky Woman) in 1996. She has a Doctorate in Education from MSU and a Masters in English from Arizona State University. Her undergraduate degree is in English from the University of Montana.