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Adrielle Farr was appointed as the City's first Director of Art & Cultural Affairs in 2018. Her experience as a professional artist and arts educator has provided her with a unique perspective on the needs of artists and the creative community.
Adrielle's duties at City Hall include managing exhibitions, seeking funding opportunities for the arts, developing art-related policies and initiatives, and working with the Mayor's Office to coordinate filming permits. She is the City liaison to the Kingston Arts Commission and represents the City as an advisor and volunteer for a wide variety of local organizations and events.
Adrielle holds a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, along with a certification in graphic illustration from Kvarnby Folkhögskola in Sweden. Prior to her work at the City, she was Creative Director for the start-up animation company KXB Studios.
Born in Sweden, Adrielle is a proud dual citizen. She has lived in the United States for the majority of her life, but maintains a strong connection with her birth country.
Project Lead @ Lord Cultural Resources
Joy is a specialist in municipal engagement around culture, and a certified interpretive planner. She works in cities around the word, such as Chicago; New York; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Dharan, Saudi Arabia on creative planning and developing initiatives to draw people to public institutions.
Joy has been an integral part of the development of identity museums, where people of color are engaged in telling and interpreting their own stories. She has led the planning teams for remarkable projects including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.— reaching thousands of stakeholders across the country to learn about their expectations for the new museum — and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center. She also directs citywide engagement in locations as large as Dallas and Chicago and as small as Decatur, Georgia.
Driven by the engagement philosophy of “meet people where they are,” Joy has authored several articles on community engagement including, Planning for Community Needs, in the third edition of the Manual of Museum Planning.
Eve Moros Ortega, M.P.A.
Project Manager @ Lord Cultural Resources
Eve has over two decades of experience in contemporary art, public television, and arts education. After an early career in writing and film production, she helped build and lead Art21, a nonprofit dedicated to democratizing access to contemporary art. She then worked as a consultant to organizations including the Bronx Museum, Montefiore Medical Center’s Fine Art Programs, Residency Unlimited, and Arts Gowanus.
All of Eve’s work is about connecting art and culture to other sectors, and the world at large, and is grounded in the conviction that art and culture are not a luxury, but an essential and transformative part of our lives.
Eve joined Lord Cultural Resources as a National Urban Fellow, while earning her MPA from the City University of New York (CUNY) and applying policy and public administration tools to the field of cultural advocacy. Her award-winning CUNY Capstone “Creative Placemaking as a Tool for Cultural Equity” centered around her work at Lord on a Cultural Plan for Macon-Bibb, GA. Eve also holds a BA from Barnard College, and MA from NYU.