My consulting practice is informed by more than 20 years experience in arts and community development. I value applying creativity in crisis, advancing artists as vital partners in community transformation, integrating arts and emergency management, and practicing racial equity.
Selected Consulting Formats
- Advisory groups
- Individual sessions
- Organizational development
- Program/Project development
Selected Consulting Areas
- Artists in emergency management and community development
- Creative placemaking
- Cultural corridors
- Government and artist partnerships
- Embodied racial justice, processing trauma and practicing resilience
Selected Consulting Clients
- ArtPlace America
- Design Studio for Social Intervention
- Harvey Arts Recovery
- International City Manager’s Association
- Springboard for the Arts
- Twin Cities PBS
- U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
Below are selected clients and consulting projects that demonstrate how we can work together to align values and take action to impact our communities.
Community Emergency Relief Fund
Partner: Springboard for the Arts
Description: The Community Emergency Relief Fund supports artists living in Minnesota to respond to urgent community needs with creative leadership. Emergencies can be sudden or ongoing, natural or human made, community violence, or related to policy change.
Click on the link below to:
- Apply for C-ERF
- See C-ERF supported projects
- Request a free one hour consultation with me to explore your idea for a C-ERF project and how to apply your artistic talents in an emergency
Creative Placemaking and Local Government Advisory Committee
Description: Consulting as one of six national advisors towards creating a guide for local government professionals to develop their creative placemaking practice in Los Angeles, California and across the United States.
Harvey Arts Recovery
Client: Harvey Arts Recovery
Description: Selected panelist to share research, resources, and examples of successful artistic engagement in emergencies for artists staff of arts, culture, preservation and historical organizations impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.
NEA Conference on Racial and Social Justice
Description: Designed and implemented activities to help people explore how to apply creativity through their personal, professional, and educational challenges and crises. Recruited local artists and supported the DS4SI team and conference participants through an Action Lab.
Artistic Response Guide
Description: Advised on artistic response guide and wrote featured article in Art Become the Oxygen: Artistic Response Guide: A Guide for Artists, Emergency Management Agencies, Funders, Policy-Makers and Communities Responding to Natural and Civil Emergencies.