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I am a writer and curator specializing in the visual arts. Currently I am finishing a PhD in American Studies with a dissertation on photography and visual culture. I also serve as co-director of Flood Plain, a non-profit gallery located on Cherokee St. Prior to beginning my graduate work, I worked as a freelance art writer and have published in local, regional and national publications, including St. Louis Magazine and Art21’s website. More recently I co-edited a themed issued of the Journal of Visual Culture on photography and affect theory and am currently working on an academic article on early twentieth century family photography. As a curator and gallery director, I am also experienced in writing grant narratives, press releases, and exhibition texts.
Working with Artists
My goal is to support artists in pursuing their professional and creative goals. As a writer I do this by helping them produce the written materials required to apply for grants and submit their work to galleries, residencies and fellowship programs. In my work as an art writer, I have interviewed dozens of artists about their practice. Through this experience I became adept at helping artists translate their creative process into words. I understand the difficulty of writing about one’s own art and am dedicated to helping artists develop and hone this critical skill.
Assistance with all phases of writing artist statements, bios, grants, residency applications, artist talks, and other materials.
Fees start at $75 per hour and can be set on an hourly or per project basis. Please email or call to discuss your project.
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For the last ten years, I have successfully written grants and managed foundation relations for many of St. Louis’ arts and education organizations including the Saint Louis Art Fair, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Lift For Life Gym, Clayton Community Theatre, and Soundstage Productions. Most recently, I served as the Development Manager at Dance St. Louis where I oversaw all aspects of identification, solicitation, and reporting with regard to the organization’s major grant requests. I recently transitioned from working full-time for Dance St. Louis to maintaining the organization as an independent client. Other past and current independent clients include Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Metro Theater Company, and the all new Tennessee Williams Festival — St. Louis.
Working with Artists
At the outset of my career in development, I started writing grants as a volunteer for Clayton Community Theatre in St. Louis out of sheer necessity. The local theatre needed to diversify its revenue stream and I wanted to help the organization that had given me numerous creative opportunities. In five years, I was able to procure more than $18,000 in project-related and operating funds for the organization. I love working with artists and arts organizations and supporting the vibrant cultural life of the region.
Grant Writing, funding research, organizational development.
Fees are negotiable and can be set on an hourly basis or a per project basis. Call to discuss your project.
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