Linda Earle is an arts administrator educator, writer, grant-maker, and advocate of arts and social justice. She is currently the Executive Director of the New York Arts Program an off campus study program serving undergraduates nationally in the visual, performing and media arts, writing and journalism. Before joining NYAP she served as the Executive Director of Program at the Skowhegan residency one of the nation’s leading organizations for emerging visual artists. Earle was a Senior Program Director for the NY State Council on the Arts(NYSCA) where the multi-disciplinary Individual Artists Program was established under her direction.
She has taught Film and Cultural Theory at Barnard and Hunter Colleges and at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. and has curated visual arts and film exhibitions. She has a long-standing interest in the intersection of art and social justice serves on the Boards of Art Matters a foundation that supports artists who break new ground aesthetically and engage social issues, and Inclusion in the Arts which advocates and promotes authentic dialogue about race, culture, and disability in theatre, film and media. She also serves on the Board of the Jerome Foundation which supports emerging artists. As a writer she has participated in residency programs at Hedgebrook and the Writers’ Room.
Earle received her BA in Film Studies from Hampshire College; and an MFA in Film from Columbia University where she also studied painting, art history, and architectural history.
Currently Reading: Robin Coste Lewis’ Voyage of the Sable Venus