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Victoria McCraven

posted by CAA — Dec 03, 2021

Statement

I would be honored to serve on the board of an organization, such as the College Art Association, which aligns with my professional and personal interests. My love for the arts stemmed from an interest in expanding historical narratives around race through visual storytelling. This passion has led me around the world, particularly with my graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies as a Fulbright Scholar in London. As an emerging arts professional I bring an international and interdisciplinary perspective to all of my work. If selected to serve on the board, I would not only be a voice for the rising generation of diverse arts professionals, but also an ear to differing perspectives and viewpoints. In my recent role as the Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum, I worked closely with the department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to organize the recent virtual summit Advancing Change: The Future of Museum Leadership which gathered diverse museum professionals from around the country to ask pressing questions in the arts field. In my current role as Programs Manager at NXTHVN, I offer insight on how to merge direct community engagement with nationally recognized arts programming. Working with emerging curators and artists daily, I also have a unique perspective on the types of support rising arts professionals need. If given the opportunity, I hope to continue to strengthen CAA’s commitment to intellectual engagement and diverse perspectives. I greatly respect CAA’s continued excellence in its publications and conferences, and thank the selection committee for considering me for this opportunity.

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