Ninth Street Collective is a group of art administrators, gallerists, curators, writers and critics who want to help artists succeed. With a focus on professional development, we offer one-on-one consultations with artists in-person and online, and serve as a hub for resources for artists.

With a combined 50 years of experience in the contemporary art world, we look forward to sharing our expertise with artists at all stages of their careers.

Please click here for a list of services.

Courtney Childress

Audra Lambert

Shama Rahman

Melinda Wang

Heather Zises


Past Projects by Our Members

List of Services

We look forward to helping you with the following:

  • Review your portfolio

  • Review and revise:

    • Artist statement

    • Artist biography and curriculum vitae

    • Grant application

    • Exhibition proposal

    • Press release

    • Website and social media presence

  • Prepare for studio visits

  • Organize and catalogue artworks

  • Create strategy for applying for grants, residencies and exhibitions; organize calendar of deadlines

  • Advise on MFA programs and review MFA applications

  • Create outreach strategy: press, social media, etc.

    • Identify opportunities for visibility at events and across social media

    • Align press and social media to position for greater opportunities

    • Identify and leverage existing networks to maximize impact across marketing channels

  • Hone your public speaking and presentation skills

  • Create project plans and budgets; automate systems to help your art business run more smoothly

  • Help with exhibition planning and execution

  • Brainstorm public programming and potential collaborators for multi-disciplinary projects

  • Art coaching to reach next level of career goals