Artadia, a nonprofit grant-making organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce Manuela Mozo as Deputy Director. She will join an expanded leadership team, which includes Anastasia Kidd, who will assume the role of Senior Development Officer after four years at Artadia. Together with Executive Director Carolyn Ramo, Artadia’s senior staff will continue to effectively execute its crucial mission to support visual artists at this vital moment.
Manuela Mozo comes to Artadia with a career that spans over twenty years working in New York Contemporary art galleries Skarstedt, Metro Pictures, Simon Lee, and as the Executive Director for Untitled Art Fair. She has cultivated and managed relationships with artists, curators, collectors, institutions, and nonprofit organizations while producing exhibitions, fostering partnerships, and placing artworks in private and public collections. Mozo adds, “supporting artists was my impetus for working in the arts, and I could not be happier or more excited to be joining this extraordinary organization.”
Board President Laura Roberson Fisch notes “we are thrilled to have Manuela join our incredible team and equally excited to have Anastasia’s guidance as we continue to enforce the need to support artists now.” Executive Director Carolyn Ramo adds that “Manuela’s multi-faceted career demonstrates a dedication to artists and she brings a tremendous set of skills and expertise to Artadia. We are so pleased to have her join our committed and expanded team at this pivotal moment.”
Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million in unrestricted funds to over 350 artists. Celebrating visual artists and the foundational role they play in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in each of its seven program cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and New York. Beyond the grant, the Award includes lifelong access to a community of fellow artists and patrons. The Artadia Award is designed to provide essential funding and recognition to artists at pivotal points in their careers, strengthen their communities, and spur new levels of career achievement.