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Fuller Craft Museum Announces the New Director of Development and Institutional Advancement

Aug 7, 2020

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Claudia Fiks just joined the Fuller Craft Museum team as the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement. She began her tenure on July 1. Click here for the press release.

“I am honored to join the Fuller Craft Museum team. I have always respected and treasured the role of Fuller Craft in expanding knowledge and engagement with contemporary craft, it’s cutting edge exhibitions and education programs focused on multicultural diversity and contemporary craft as an art form. I am very excited to be part of the Fuller Craft community.”

Claudia’s career brings more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, management expertise, fundraising, and partnership development in the arts and culture nonprofit sector. As a professional arts administrator and educator in the US and abroad, she is deeply committed to promoting and positioning art organizations, artists and districts in the forefront of community development and economic prosperity. Claudia has held various senior leadership positions designing and implementing art education programming for thousands of children, teens, adults, and families. She has managed exhibitions, open studios, art fairs, and cultural-fundraising events of all sizes. Most relevant to her newly created position at the Fuller Craft Museum, Claudia has developed sustainable and prosperous relationships with donors, funders, high-profile sponsors and community partners that steadily sustained and provided support in favor of projects and initiatives led by her and her team. Claudia’s efforts produced significant growth of earned and contributed income, audience attendance, engagement, and facility improvements.

Prior to joining the Fuller, Claudia was the Education and Program Director at the New Art Center in Newton, and the Program Director at the Eliot School for Fine and Applied Arts in Boston. She is the founder of the Art Administration Association New England (AAANE), and serves as a grant panelist and exhibition juror. Claudia has served in various fundraising capacities on numerous boards of directors of art organizations, and currently serves as an advisor for the Catalyst Conversation, Arts and Science in Dialogue, and Creative Hub Worcester. She has a Master of Science degree in Arts Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising from Boston University.

Claudia is ideally positioned to increase philanthropic support, strengthen infrastructure and operating models which will contribute towards the Fuller being a robustly engaged, diverse, and culturally inclusive community She will strengthen our partnerships with artists, arts organizations, art lovers, and the community at large.