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Melani N. Douglass

About Melani N. Douglass

Melani N. Douglass, NMWA’s director of public programs, heads the groundbreaking Women, Arts and Social Change (WASC) initiative. At NMWA, Douglass cultivates a network of artists, curators, collectors, journalists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and influencers who understand the power of art to shape and transform society. Through long range planning and strategic community engagement rooted in strong community partnerships, she expands the impact and reach of NMWA’s public program initiatives.

Prior to her position at NMWA, Douglass established the community engagement department at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre and founded the Family Arts Museum, a nomadic institution that celebrates and documents family as fine art. Douglass has over ten years of experience engaging communities through the arts. Douglass holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in curatorial practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.