WE ARE THRILLED TO WELCOME A NEW MEMBER TO THE ARTPLACE TEAM:
ADAM ERICKSON JOINS AS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS!
Adam joins us as our new Director of Communications, and he will focus on sharing the stories and knowledge we gain through our three lines of work — National Creative Placemaking Fund, Community Development Investments, and Research — with the purpose of growing and strengthening the community of practitioners who are bringing arts and culture into the community planning and development space.
From 2013 to 2016, Adam was the Senior Program Manager at the Aspen Institute Arts Program, where he brought together leading voices from a variety of sectors, including arts, philanthropy, government, business, and education to showcase and explore artist-driven social change, service, and innovation in the United States. Adam and his team presented over 500 speakers in 150 events — including panels, roundtables, strategy groups, conferences, film screenings, exhibitions, performances, and education initiatives — to an audience of 25,000 people. He also oversaw administrative operations for the Arts Program, and was a member of the Institute’s Diversity Committee.
Adam is originally from the Twin Cities, MN, and before joining the Aspen Institute he served as Assistant to the Chief Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and as Executive Assistant to the President at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. He recently completed the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania designed with National Arts Strategies, and Adam has been a visual artist nearly all his life.
You can find all team bios and contact information here. Please join us in welcoming Adam!