The Creator’s Well Project Manager
Sarika Sanyal holds a Masters of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and has spent the last year working with Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) where she has worked to build organizational infrastructure, community engagement through membership programs, and support for the organization’s sustainability. She is also involved with the Los Angeles Visual Arts Coalition which works to build mutual support within the L.A. arts sector for smaller visual arts organizations. Alongside her time at LAND, Sarika was recently selected as a 2021 ArtTable Fellow to build a communications and development campaign for Public Art Fund in New York.
During her graduate journey, she worked closely with the Heinz College Office of Diversity and Inclusion at CMU and the Council for Diversity Richness and Inclusion while also serving as Program Director of Future Tenant, a graduate student-led arts enterprise that deploys pop-up programming in the Pittsburgh region. This also led to developing deep systems change with a student group for the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants program for The Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Endowments.
Prior to this, Sarika worked in the arts in L.A. for over a decade at various organizations from for profit to nonprofit institutions by leading an artist management team at Tappan Collective, managing small to large scale exhibitions at MOCA L.A., collaborating with educators at LACMA in addition to managing local galleries. Her vision is to expand the vitality that the arts carry through a social impact lens to empower individuals and communities.
Having grown up in Southern California, Sarika’s favorite spots to spend time are on a beach or on a hiking trail.
“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”
~John F. Kennedy