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  • Kelly has called Miami home since 1998. She currently works as an independently contracted programming and development consultant to arts/educational organizations in NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami.

  • Prior to becoming a consultant in 2013, she spent the previous 15 years working as: a GRANTS SPECIALIST with the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and the College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University, a LANGUAGE ARTS/READING TEACHER for elementary and middle school students with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and as a LAB ADMINISTRATOR for a clinical research lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine.

  • While at these educational institutions, Kelly was very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and school administrators to design and implement innovative civic engagement/service learning initiatives for students to experience in order to encourage them to become more connected to their communities.

  • Kelly has always dedicated a gigantic portion of her free time to volunteering with a wide array of community service organizations in all the cities where she has lived throughout her life which includes Milwaukee, NYC, London, Paris, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Miami.

  • These days, Kelly finds herself volunteering primarily with small, grass-roots non-profit organizations and initiatives (like the Inter-City Arts Collaboratory) that often may be very much in need of capacity building support services but simply don't have the funds to hire anyone to help them.

  • In cases like these, Kelly reaches out to groups in need to provide a selection of pro-bono services such as: grants research, writing, and management; researching and developing more effective branding strategies for the organization; creating relevant content for an organization's social media platforms; facilitating successful community partnerships; and coordinating outreach projects and community events.

  • Kelly has a M.S. Ed in Elementary Education from the University of Miami School of Education with a special focus on language and literacy;  a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with major areas of study related to sociology and cultural anthropology (this includes a fellowship at Oxford University to research political theology with the Dept. of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Wadham College); a professional diploma in public relations and a certificate in public writing from the London School of Public Relations; and a professional certificate in events planning/management from the State University of New York-Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

 

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  • Christopher Rodriguez-Barake is a multidisciplinary artist and independent arts curator based in Miami, FL.

  • He specializes in working with painting, sculpture, digital fabrication, and digital media and loves exploring urban spaces and examining the effects of globalization in relation to culture, geographic regions, architecture, history, and personal identity.

  • Christopher is completing his M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice at Florida International University and is currently working with FIU's College of Architecture + the Arts where he is tasked with cultivating strategic partnerships between faculty, students, and the community and is part of a team which is developing digitally-based distance learning initiatives.

  • In the past, Christopher has overseen the College of Architecture + the Arts' Artist-in-Residency program, coordinated community-based art projects, and ran the FIU-Graham Center Art Gallery.

  • For nearly a decade, Christopher has researched Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art with an emphasis on Brazilian artists. In 2014, Christopher launched Projeto Suzano: Arte Faz a Diferença, a project he co-created with Brazilian artist and social activist, Policarpo Ribeiro. Together, Christopher and Policarpo created an exciting intercultural arts initiative connecting cultural ambassadors from Suzano, Brazil with over two-thousand South Florida residents through visual art exhibitions, dance and musical performances, and inter-generational participatory arts workshops.

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  • Colin works as a marketing account executive with small to mid-sized companies to help them collect and analyze customer data, research social and cultural trends, and structure more effective branding strategies to reach their target audiences.

  • He was born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin and is proud to call Milwaukee home. He enjoys all things related to  art, music, architecture, design and, of course, football (yes... he loves his Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers!)

  • Colin was first introduced to the concept of community service back when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he received his B.B.A. in Management and his M.B.A. in Marketing. By the time he had completed all his necessary community service hours to graduate, he discovered that he had fallen in love with the idea of volunteering to help others.

  • Over the years, Colin has continued seeking out meaningful opportunities to volunteer in the community. When he heard about the work the Inter-City Arts Collaboratory was doing down in Miami with their urban design public space challenge project called the Inter-P.R.O.J.E.C.T. , he knew he just had to get involved - even if the project was 3,000 miles away from his neighborhood!

  • Fortunately, digital media IS Colin's "thing" so he has been able to use his laptop to virtually communicate with AND provide valuable guidance and assistance to the group of Miami teens who are in the process of designing the Inter-City Arts Collaboratory website and the Inter-P.R.O.J.E.C.T.'s social media platforms.