Ebony Noelle Golden is an artist, scholar, and culture strategist from Houston, TX and currently living in Harlem. She devises site-specific ceremonies, live art installations, creative collaborations, and arts experiments that explore and radically imagine viable strategies for collective black liberation. In 2022, Ebony was awarded a fellowship from Princeton University’s Entrepreneurship Council and Lewis Center for the Arts. In 2020, Ebony launched Jupiter Performance Studio (JPS), a hub for the study of diasporic black performance traditions. JPS is integral to the development of community engagements and theatrical ceremonies that will be developed and produced over the next three years with partners nationally.
In 2009, Ebony founded Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, a culture consultancy and arts accelerator, that devises systems, strategies, solutions for and with education, arts, culture, and community groups globally. Golden’s current projects include: Jubilee 11213, commissioned Weeksville Heritage Center and generously supported by Creative Capital, Coalition of Theaters of Color, and Black Spatial Relics; Watering Whole, a womanist climate reparations and community engagement project; and In The Name Of The Mother Tree a theatrical ceremony commissioned by the Apollo Theater and National Black Theatre and supported by the National Theater Project.