I provide art organizations with curatorial input, strategic fundraising consultancy, music programming and social media promotion services. I participate in public speaking engagements and attend conferences as a representative of the organizations.
I have curated, produced and promoted some 20 live music performances. I’ve handled all aspects of this endeavor including artist relations, venue management and online publicity as well as press outreach. My events routinely draw 100+ persons and attract media attention.
Core clients have been art organizations and festivals local to the San Francisco Bay Area such as Zer01, San Francisco Rock Project, The Exploratorium, Mission Creek Music Festival, the contemporary art space The LAB as well as the community art space Million Fishes.
above: Mi Ami performing at The LAB. Photo by Neil Berrett
My education and work as an artist provides me with a depth of knowledge of the fine arts field, and from this I have won a wealth of connections and experience leaving me well suited to understand the expectations of curators and artists, as well as to how to nurture them and their work.
In 2009 my work in this field offered me a place on the curatorial programming board for the artist-run gallery The LAB. My first task there was to co-curate a technology-based festival/exhibition called art.tech. In addition I co-directed an international project with The Mission Creek Music Festival and The LAB’s 25th anniversary, involving musicians from Scandinavia and funded by a private foundation.
2009 was my second year as a producer with the San Francisco-based Mission Creek Music and Art Festival, a seminal festival running on its thirteenth year. Within this organization I schedule and curate music events, oversee relationships with artists and venues and assist in fundraising, as well as handle all social networking applications and relations.
From 2005 to 2010 I held a leadership role of a popular alternative art space known as the Million Fishes Art Gallery. My role in the space was been primarily as a director of public programs, and during 2008 I organized and led 3 major art exhibitions, a dozen lectures and screenings. I have organized over 20 concerts under my Anaphylactic Booking moniker. Anaphylactic Booking is still active in the Bay Area and now books concerts in galleries and informal spaces.
As an events organizer I saw my projects become increasingly popular, and we have routinely welcomed some 100-200 visitors to our events in one evening. My events involved groups such as the Dorkbot lecture series, the seminal RE/Search press screenings, and acclaimed musical acts including Tussle, Lemonade, Erase Errata and Jonas Reinhardt.
For these events I did all the marketing, headed up the staffing, handled relations with performers as well as the logistics for the venue. My main philosophy in this territory has been to see to longevity and sustainability first, tending to my personal relationships and the comfort of artists and audience.
With my deep roots and connections in the arts community, my wealth of experience in all aspects of art production, and with my ten years of advanced work at a major institution I can offer depth of knowledge and experience. With my personal relationships and my solid educational background I offer insights to what is new and catches the public eye as well as the more august and academy-oriented work. With my decade of technical and research and development work I deliver insight not only as to what works technically but also how to keep costs in line. I know how to form projects that take both technical and fiscal realities into consideration at the earliest stage, and how to balance these considerations with creative and innovative thinking.