I have had the pleasure of working with many non-profit arts and environment organizations to build capacity, raise funds and tell their story through community building programs and events. Here are a few of my favorite projects I've worked on. Check out my LinkedIn profile for more information on my professional and volunteer experience with arts and culture organizations.
Artisan's Asylum is a non-profit community workshop in Somerville, MA. As Member Services & Outreach Manager, in addition to growing earned in coming from membership and rentals year on year for four years, I transformed day to day operations and expanded the reach and impact of member and public programs:
- Led a team to develop an open source makerspace management system that created established online registration, a member portal and automated billing and payments.
- Established a Speaker Series to to engage our community and inspire us to make the world we want to see.
- Developed partnerships with General Motors, Red Bull, Samuel Adams and the Somerville Arts Council to connect the membership to creative opportunities to display their work and design challenges.
- Launched Running-a-Makerspace peer support network in collaboration with MassDevelopment.
I started Boston's National Choreography Month in 2012. I was looking for a place to present new work, so I curated and produced the platform in collaboration with other local artists. In addition to peer critiques and workshops with established teachers and choreographers, both informal and formal performance opportunities with documentation of work was offered to support new work and choreographer collaborations throughout the month of January and beyond. More than 100 local dancers and choreographers benefited from creating in this shared community. Produced with the support of the core NACHMO team based in NYC.
Green Street Studios Community Concerts were a series of performances in 2013 showcasing emerging and established Greater Boston area choreographers and dance companies who regularly rehearse, perform and contribute to the Green Street Studios community. Produced alongside GSS Staff Sarah Mae Gibbons and Audrey MacLean. Check out this article in the Boston Globe about the performance series and Green Street Studios.
The Northeast Permaculture Convergence is a yearly gathering of permaculture designers, teachers, activists and artists for workshops, lectures, skillshares, open space discussions, food and entertainment. As organizing lead for the 2012 Convergence, the event held at Soule Homestead in Middleboro, MA drew over 300 people over 3-day event featuring Scott Kellog and Lisa DePiano as keynote speakers, Incus for live music and ceremonies and an additional 25+ leading experts in permaculture, organic gardening, social justice and organizing for workshops.
OnStage Dance Company is a non-profit organization that provides affordable performance and choreography opportunities to Boston area dancers of all levels. As Marketing and Fundraising Director, fundraising events raised operating funds. Social and engaging events at downtown Boston bars featured raffle items from the surrounding community, videos of recent OnStage performances, food and drinks.