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Meet Amelia Brod, Development Manager

Amelia Brod joined our team as our Development Manager in November 2018. Get to know more about her!

 

What attracted you to The LP?

I’m invested in working in an art world that is dynamic, diverse, and equitable. I want to support art practices that are challenging and community-centered. I was attracted to LP because it believes in the power of art to create change. Plus the organization has supported some of my favorite artists!

 

What The LP value do you most relate to and why?

This is a tough questions for me, because I connect with so many of LP’s values and view them all as essential and interrelated. However, if I had to choose one, it would be “Nurture Creativity” because this has been integral to my work in community organizing, development, curating, and arts education. Beyond anything, I believe in the value of creativity to generate alternative thought and solution, to build community, and to open up complex conversations, which I believe are essential—now more than ever.

 

What is your favorite… film?

I embarrassed to say that my favorite film is 10 Things I Hate About You!

…album?

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

…food?

Lasagna. You can’t beat baked pasta!

Can you tell us about an artist or project that has inspired you?

I am inspired by Tania Bruguera’s Association of Arte Útil. This is an evolving archive of work that “proposes new uses for art within society” and “uses artistic thinking to challenge the field within which it operates.”

In what neighborhood do you currently live in?

Crown Heights/ Prospect Heights

In your opinion, why does art matter?

Art is alternative thought and critical thinking. It has the potential to create social impact and generate much needed dialogue. Art is essential to democracy!

 

Amelia Brod is a Development Manager at The Laundromat Project. Prior to LP, she was an Arts Specialist at Kickstarter, where she helped artists and institutions build sustainable support and community. Before that she worked on exhibitions and programs at SculptureCenter, Creative Time, and ArtTable. She also curates independently, including Order My Steps at BKSD (2018), and holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts. You can follow her on social media at @amelia.bro.

Photo credit: Lauren Renner

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