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Deputy Executive Director
540 President Street, Suite 1A
Groundswell is NYC's leading organization dedicated to preserving, teaching, and advancing the study and practice of public art-making. Community based organizations, schools and city agencies contact us to learn how public art can raise awareness about t
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The project won't just address a ...
The project won't just address a community issue, but it will also give a chance to let young people learn some new skills while earning money and positively benefit their community with a public piece of artwork, said Sharon Polli of Groundswell.
Perhaps the most recent one is ...
Perhaps the most recent one is my former supervisor at Groundswell, Sharon Polli, who taught me how to bring programming and fundraising efforts together to build large scale community-led initiatives.
She was a perfectionist who was sometimes hard to work for, but who always operated with such grace under fire.
I continue to draw from her lessons on diplomacy and professionalism.
Sharon Polli | Groundswell
Sharon Polli joined the staff of Groundswell in 2011 as Director of Development and Communications, and brings ten years of arts administration experience to the organization.
Polli is responsible for overseeing Groundswell's efforts to secure grants from leading funders to support ongoing and new programming initiatives.
Since joining the staff, Polli has also managed the development of the organization's new visual identity, the launch of a new website, and the creation of Groundswell's newly-designed annual report.
Prior to joining the Groundswell team, Polli was Director of Development for BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, a multidisciplinary arts and media organization active in the disciplines of contemporary art, performing arts and community media.
time at BRIC
worked with the Board and staff to get the organization into a state of readiness for the opening of BRIC House
, a state-of-the-art arts and media center planned for the BAM Cultural District.
Polli began her professional career in the Twin Cities, where she gained hands-on experience in arts and education working with a range of organizations, including the Walker Art Centre, Frank Theatre, and SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development.
She has served as a panelist for the grant program offered by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Polli is a graduate of Carleton College, where she was named a William Carleton Scholar and graduated magna cum laude with distinction with a dual degree in Theater and Sociology.
Polli lives in Brooklyn with her
husband and daughter.
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