Cultural Work

One of the key elements of culture is to de-isolate us and to give us evidence of what life is like for the other… 

Film for Susan Grace

I am the founder and arts management consultant through the Office of Cultural Work. As a leader in the field of nonprofit and philanthropy with a focus on cultural work at the intersection of art and social change–I have worked with individual artists and non-profits alike. My career has placed me in leadership roles at Penumbra Theatre, Walker Art Center, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Blue Man Group and Lambent Foundation. Consultancies I have worked include, Lha Charitable Trust, New York Foundation for the Arts, Immigrant Artist Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Northern Lights, The Soap Factory, Burnet Gallery and Lutman & Associates.

I am a co-founder of The Drawing Project, a mission driven art project to encourage and engage diverse local/global perspectives on contemporary drawing through nomadic drawing workshops. While in NYC, I co-founded NYC Women’s Salon, a professional network/mentoring group involved in progressive fields. For a two-year term, I served as the Board President of CVA Action, a nonprofit dedicated to the alumni of the College of Visual Arts.

Shannon’s many talents bring closer the worlds of art, social justice, and philanthropy.

– M. Jahn, Studio Rev