I am a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. I provide career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project and strategic planning services for clients throughout the US. I earned my M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, I was based in San Francisco where I served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center. I specialize in supporting queer and trans artists, women, and artists of color. I am also the founder of the now-defunct San Francisco Food Adventure Club which gained notoriety for eating a human placenta two ways.
I understand artists as people who are deeply, profoundly compelled to be creatively engaged. Making work and creative practice is central to an artist's well-being; it is how an artist understands and processes being on the planet. I integrate person-centered Rogerian therapy training, financial management and fundraising, feminist analysis and capitalist critique, and goal-oriented actions to move my clients in the direction of their ambition. We focus on both the internal and the external work necessary to build their art career. Inspired by Emily's List which raises early money for pro-choice women candidates running for public office, I understand how 'early money' and opportunities can push my clients' careers ahead.
MAKING ART DURING FASCISM
After the 2016 election, I responded to artists' fears and anxieties by producing a tool-kit pamphlet called Making Art During Fascism. You can contact me through my website to receive a free copy. A 2.0 updated version is for sale through Los Angeles' Women's Center for Creative Work; all sales 100% benefit this non-profit feminist art and activism organization. Visit KCHUNG Radio archives to find episodes of my radio shows Person-Centered and Making Art During Fascism.