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Ariel Edwards

Ariel Edwards

Education Manager

Main Line Art Center

Greater Philadelphia Area, us

*Experienced Arts Education professional with over 10 years in collaborative arts management with diverse communities *Skilled leader in program development and delivery for all ages and abilities *Demonstrated history of strategic planning, program evaluation, staff development and infrastructure assessment *Passionate advo...





Main Line Art Center

Education Manager

Personal Studio


Ceramic studio practice with an upcoming exhibition at the Hammond Museum in Salem, NY.

Clay Art Center

Community Arts Director

Supervised the design, creation and installation of 10 public art mosaics
Designed and supervised programs for those with special needs including the Alzheimer’s Association, NY School for the Deaf, Gilda’s Club and the Westhab Family Homeless Shelter
Managed the scholarship program which served 500 vulnerable youth, teens, adults and seniors each year
Built and maintained collaborative relationships with 55 community partners each year
Evaluated and tracked demographics for the organization as a whole
Scheduled and supervised 40-60 off-site art education residencies and events in schools and community centers annually as well as tuition-based youth classes and camps
Designed and tracked annual budget for Community Arts and Youth Education Departments
Contributed to publicity, maintained the website and blog to reach a wider audience

Grants and Stewardship
Researched, wrote and administered grants to support community arts programs for youth, adults and older adults
Built relationships with grantors providing grant reporting and opportunities for engagement
Collaboratively designed fundraising campaigns, edited all language for continuity

Supervised and mentored Community Arts Resident Artist and Community Arts Assistant, college and high school interns and volunteers
Hired and supervised 20 teaching artists and provided professional development opportunities to support teaching staff

Strategic Planning
Designed, implemented and evaluated a strategic plan for the community arts department