Ninth Street Collective announced a new platform for professional development services for artists. The founding members – Courtney Childress, Audra Lambert, Shama Rahman, Melinda Wang '99 and Heather Zises – have combined their 50 years of experience in the art world to advance the standing of emerging and mid-career artists. Services offered include portfolio reviews, revising artist statements, editing grant applications, drafting project plans and budgets, preparing for studio visits, creating outreach strategies and coaching for presentation skills. All services can be booked directly through the web platform and are available to artists around the world.
As art administrators, gallerists, curators, writers and critics, the collective’s members have worked directly with over 1100 artists in their careers. Their professional backgrounds include positions with Pace Gallery, On Stellar Rays, Equity Gallery, yours mine & ours gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Art in Odd Places, The New York Times, ANTE.mag and Phillips. Founder Melinda Wang stated, “By bringing together our different areas of expertise, we aim to provide artists with practical and strategic professional development advice on all facets of their art careers.”
Submitted by Melinda Wang '99