Linda Earle has worked in visual, performing and media arts as an administrator, grant-maker, and advocate for artists and culture. Before joining OWU’s New York Arts Program she served as the Executive Director of the Program for the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, one of the nation’s leading organizations for emerging visual artists. Prior to that Earle was a senior Program Director at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) where the multi-disciplinary Individual Artists Program was established under her direction. Before joining NYSCA, she worked in production and managerial positions in the theatre and in independent film. Earle has taught Film and Cultural Theory at Barnard and Hunter Colleges and at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Earle has curated visual arts and film exhibitions. She has served on many advisory, awards, and admissions panels, and has served in leadership positions on numerous arts and community non-profit Boards including Art Matters Foundation, The Jerome & Camargo Foundations, Alliance for Artists Communities and Poets House. As a writer she has been awarded residencies at Hedgebook 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, and art history. Contact: (212)563-0255 ext 1, firstname.lastname@example.org.