Guest: Nicole Dowd
Nicole is Program Manager of Halcyon Arts Lab and a passionate believer in the catalytic power of the arts. At Halcyon Arts Lab she aims to connect socially-engaged artists with the resources and support structure needed to hone their artistic and entrepreneurial skills and create change through community-based art practices.
Prior to joining the Halcyon team, Nicole worked with local emerging artists at Hamiltonian Artists where she managed a two-year fellowship program dedicated to career cultivation and artistic mentorship. In addition she organized free public professional development lectures and workshops for the D.C. arts community.
She received a combined B.A. in fine art and art history from George Washington University and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in exhibition design from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. She currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU, which aims to preserve and strengthen the creative alumni community.
When she’s not attending local arts events or concocting culinary experiments in her tiny kitchen, Nicole can be found traveling the globe in search of amazing art (and new cuisines) and going on long runs throughout the District.