Join us for an early morning Open House as we welcome CultureWorks’ new Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma. Liz has been working with cultural organizations and artists for over 10 years, six of those years being with CultureWorks through its development into the management commons that it is today.
Liz is excited to transition into this new role, a role that she says has always been “that of a caretaker – nurturing the wellbeing of the organization and staff so that CultureWorks can, in turn, help members flourish”. She approaches her work with optimism and empathy - meeting people where they are and always believing that there is a way forward.
So, stop by on October 12th to officially welcome Liz into her new role and learn more about CultureWorks’ next steps.
No need to stay the entire time! Feel free to pop-in, enjoy some light fare and good company, and join us when you have a moment.
Even still, please RSVP. All are welcome!
ABOUT LIZ SYTSMA
Prior to CultureWorks, Liz founded and managed andSPRIG, a Brooklyn-based management consulting company dedicated to advancing the social and economic impact of cultural organizations. Through andSPRIG and CultureWorks, Liz has worked in partnership with countless cultural organizations of all sizes and disciplines, providing fiscal and strategic business planning, board and leadership development, and operations strategy. Liz has taught Business Planning courses to creative entrepreneurs and has been the General Manager at Dance Theatre Etcetera, a nonprofit community-based arts education organization.
Liz started her career on Madison Avenue in advertising and public relations after graduating from Bucknell University with a dual undergraduate degree in Fine Art and Business Management. She earned an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and has served on the Board of Directors for the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. She is currently a member of the Bucknell Association of the Arts Advisory Board. Liz is an avid knitter and resides happily in Mt. Airy with her husband, daughter, cat and dog.
CultureWorks is a management commons for arts, heritage, and creative communities — a platform of space, human capital, and services to help artists not only survive, but flourish. With more than 200 members, including roughly 80 fiscally sponsored projects, they provide equitable access to management resources for both individuals and organizations, the makers and preservers of culture.