The Belfast Creative Coalition is happy to announce a new staff member and a new intern! With this new woman-powered admin, BCC aims to 1) Provide organizational capacity for Belfast’s monthly Fourth Friday Art Walks and street performances, 2) Grow Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm and Arts Trail and 3) Be your best Arts and Culture information directory of Waldo County for the state of Maine.
Brianna M. Allen, Administrative Assistant & Development Coordinator
Brianna returns home to Maine from Alaska, where she played a vital role in a creative peacemaking initiative funded by ArtPlace of America. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a B.F.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Painting and a B.A. in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies in 2007. She is an advocate for public art projects, walkability developments and community engagement events led by artists. Brianna has positive experiences in working with city entities, businesses and neighborhood groups to develop plans of action to better community engagement and stimulate economic development with creative currency. Experienced in FUNdraising, event planning, and member cultivation; Brianna looks forward to developing Belfast Creative Coalition to further cultivate the creative economy of Waldo County by better serving our members and community.
Geneva Bielenberg, Summer 2015 Intern
We are lucky enough to invite Geneva Bielenberg as BCC’s 2015 summer intern! Currently studying Fine Art at Ithaca College in upstate NY, you will see Geneva at our Fourth Friday ArtWalk table and other summer outreach events in Belfast. She will begin her third year at Ithaca College this fall and finds inspiration in examining the humor behind normality and convention. Her two favorite artists include pop artist and social activist Keith Haring and Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei. She was attracted to the BCC internship because of it’s creative community oriented focus and it’s location in her hometown of Belfast. She will be a tremendous help in uploading ongoing information to the website during these summer months and we are glad to have her investing her time and talent into Belfast Creative Coalition.