Tyese Wortham

Director of Community Engagement

Serving artists and arts organizations through real estate development, Tyese Wortham runs Keeping Space – Oakland, a technical and financial assistance initiative, and is the Director of Community Engagement at CAST. Prior to CAST, Tyese honed her social justice lens as a grantmaker in Cultural Equity Grants at the San Francisco Arts Commission, and as a presenter and producer of culture-specific artists with the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Tyese is currently a leadership fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) and is a practicing dance artist specializing in the folkloric spiritual and performative African traditions of Cuba and Peru.

City Voting District: City of Oakland, D3

State Representatives: State Assembly (D18) Assembly Member Rob Bonta, State Senate (D9) Senator Nancy Skinner

House of Representatives: 13th Congressional district of California, Congresswoman Barbara Lee