Appointed to The Center for Cultural Power for the project "Cultural Power Impact & Learning Implementation"


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Political Science, University of Connecticut

Position Description

The Center for Cultural Power (Cultural Power) was founded in 2019 by Favianna Rodriguez to build an institution and a field that centers artists as powerful agents of social change, integrating a decade of experience as the project CultureStrike. Cultural Power supports Artist Disruptors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as Queer, Trans and Migrant artists dedicated to transformational creative practice and to dismantling systems of oppression. The Leading Edge Fellow will manage the implementation of evaluation protocols and tools within Cultural Power, using an evaluation plan based on a year’s work with the research and evaluation firm Learning For Action. The fellow will create a deliberate and strategic process to roll out evaluation protocol and practices across all teams at the organization, piloting methods to track impact effectively. With strong impact tracking systems in place, CCP can iterate their programmatic approach, which will better support artists and creatives in their network, and help philanthropic supporters understand how cultural strategy centered around BIPOC artists can make change.