The arts is what makes the world worth exploring and GBS has many arts speakers to guide you along that journey. The speakers featured on this page are experts in the different arts such as music, theater, dance, painting, and sculpting. They are perfect for keynote speeches and workshops to university art departments, community organizations, museums, and any other organization that has a deep interest in the arts. If you like this page, you should also check out our film speakers, fashion speakers, and acting speakers.
Emmy Award Winning Actress
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield first watched the likes of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Bette Davis in "All About Eve" from her grandmother's lap. She loved classic movies and with child-like confidence, she could see no reason she could not become an actress and some day play those same types of roles. Over the course of nearly three decades, the talent of the little girl who dreamed of being on the silver...
Undeniable queen of hip hop who supports worthy projects, events and fundraisers such as AIDS awareness, anti-violence and Rock-the-Vote
Lyricist, pioneer, icon, inspirational speaker, veteran and entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved. A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays that a wo...
Award Winning Actor, Best-selling Author, and Philanthropist
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Hill Harper is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007. Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successful television franchise i...
Award-winning Performer, Writer, Producer, and Director
Performer, writer, producer, director, T'KEYAH CRYSTAL KEYMÁH is her name personified: a prism of energy and vision, known world wide for her acclaimed work on TV’s In Living Color, Cosby, and That’s So Raven. Keymáh voiced Bumblebee on Teen Titans and Trixie’s mom on American Dragon. Stage credits include Love Letters (w/ David Alan Grier), her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Some of My Best Friends: A Collection of Characters, the Moscow p...
Founder, Theatre for Transformation, Poet and Playwright
Dr. Amanda Kemp blends politics and spirituality, theatre arts and history. A survivor of the New York City foster care system, Dr. Kemp has been a lifelong poet-performer and advocate of racial justice and equality since her first anti-apartheid march in 1983. She earned her B.A. from Stanford University where she helped to lead the Stanford out of South Africa divestment movement and the successful struggle to revamp the University's Eurocentri...
Teacher • Author • Poet • Speaker • Community Activist
Nigel L. WalkerThrough his education, professional experience, and community service, Nigel L. Walker has developed into an esteemed educator, poet, author, motivational speaker and community activist. He is a 2010 - 2011 Teacher of the Year Candidate and honored member of the Biltmore (now Covington) Who's Who Professional Registry for excellence in education. He has published 2 poetry books and has recently released his newest work, The Undergr...