Ariana Faye Allensworth is an artist and strategist whose work explores the connections between cultural production and radical social change.

She has over 10 years of experience building and leading programs in museum and non-profit settings, with a primary focus on arts education and organizational development. She is currently a Senior Design Lead at IDEO where she manages programs designed to foster a culture of equity and belonging. Prior to joining IDEO, she served as a Senior Program Manager at The International Center of Photography. In this role, she led education programming that nurtured the careers of emerging photographers and developed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that built bridges between the institution and historically underrepresented audiences. She has produced creative projects and cultural programming in collaboration with The Center for Cultural Power, Cultural Engagement Lab, The Laundromat Project, Youth Speaks, Urban Arts Partnership, ProArts Gallery, and New Design High School. 

Ariana is also a founding member of the New York City Chapter of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a research and storytelling collective that reclaims technology as a means to embolden housing justice movements. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies and African & African-American Studies from Fordham University. Her approach is deeply inspired and shaped by liberatory education movements and her training as a social worker. 

Image: Lara Sidhu

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