I am pleased to announce my consulting services for artists and arts practitioners, incorporating years of professional experience supporting artists' practices.
I currently focus on individuals with hard-to-define practices (interdisciplinary, ephemeral, research-based, conceptual, socially engaged, hybrid, etc), and/or artists who are experiencing a moment of transition in their work.
Types of assistance I offer:
Positioning of practice, strategizing and career mentorship
Writing - grant and exhibition proposals
Writing - artist and project statements, and narrative bios
Writing - critical/curatorial and PR material
Project management guidance for large-scale, multi-phase projects
Curatorial and critical feedback
In addition, I offer on-line one-on-one professional development sessions as a NYFA Coach. Individuals may sign up for 30 and 45-minute Skype consultations through the New York Foundation for the Arts. Sign-ups available here.
With nearly two decades of experience working for institutions as director, curator, fundraiser, and promoter of exhibitions and programs, while balancing my own artistic practice, I understand the side of the institution as well as the artist — and I have come to learn that my particular perspective can be a great resource for other artists.
For ten years, I was Founding Director of EFA Project Space program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA), where I supported the work of over 500 artists and independent curators, produced over forty exhibitions, and hundreds of public events. My proudest accomplishment while at EFA was creating the unique “SHIFT” Residency that nurtures the creative life-balance of artists who work for arts institutions in New York City: a concern close to my heart. For most of us, being an artist is a continually uphill process, for which there is no formula. There has certainly been no formula for my art practice, which combines media, research, storytelling, and performance! Building infrastructure and support around our creative practice is a life-long process. We are in this together!