Fundraising & Grantwriting
I am pleased to work with a variety of amazing artists, students, arts organizations, and non-profits, on their goals for development, fundraising, and grant-writing. It is a privilege to teach and consult with a wide range of individuals and groups to think about how to better advocate for their artistic projects and ensure they have the resources they need to bring their vivid ideas to life.
I have close to a decade of experience navigating fundraising and freelancing, on both sides of the stage. In addition to an active career as a NYC/Boston freelancer I have held leadership roles as Managing Director of the Talea Ensemble and the [Switch~ Ensemble], and am currently Manager of Institutional Giving for Community Music Center of Boston. I oversee $1M annually in foundation, government, and corporate grants for the largest external provider of arts education to the Boston Public Schools. Advancing cultural equity, social justice-oriented arts education, and advocating for more equitable philanthropic engagement are also key parts of my role.
Freelance consulting engagements include both one-time sessions and ongoing roles, with organizations like the Marilyn Rodman Center for the Performing Arts, the Argus String Quartet, Boston Chamber Music Society, the Halcyon Chamber Music Festival, and many more.
Interested in engaging me to work with you? Please be in touch by email. I am pleased to work with groups on fundraising, development, or nonprofit finance / management.
I also work often as a guest speaker in universities and music departments, working with early career musicians on a wide range of subjects including: tactics for fundraising and grant-seeking, forming and running an ensemble, securing grants for commissions, navigating a career in the arts, how to establish a freelancing career, and much more. It is always humbling to work with music & arts students on the verge of entering their professional careers: they're razor sharp, tenacious, and full of bold and vivid ideas. It brings me great joy to share what knowledge and experience I have accumulated across my work as a flutist, composer, and administration with them.
Recent & upcoming engagements include:
Featured Speaker, 2021 Chamber Music America Conference (read more)
Panelist, National Guild for Community Arts Education, Navigating School Funding Partnerships
Speaker, CMCB Community Conversations Series, Advocating for your work & Advancing Equity (watch)
Guest Lectures, New England Conservatory Grad & Undergrad Entrepreneurship Classes
Guest Lectures, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Contemporary Classical Music Program
Knutson Masters Series Lecture, Augustana College (with Duo Axis)
Guest Lecture, University of Missouri