Art Administrator & Advocate || Photographer & Storyteller.
Jacque Donaldson is dedicated to amplifying the voices of those who use art to create social change and to connect communities. She is an advocate for equity in the arts sector, accessible professional development and mentoring leadership - services provided to members of Young Professionals in the Arts, the networking community she co-founder alongside Mara Vlatkovic in 2015. As a cultural organizer, she produces partnered events for YPA members, with emerging and diverse organizations such as Sing For Hope Pianos, Center for Creative Performance, Artsy, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Jazz At Lincoln Center as well as coordinates panels and workshops with a range of leaders in the industry on issues such as pay equity, job negotiation, and pitching to investors.
Jacque provided resources and mentorship to artists and panelists in all disciplines for a state-funded fellowship program and curated exhibitions alongside Director, David C. Terry before joining the Public Programming team for the Center of Visual Culture at the International Center of Photography. She has held speaking engagements at New York Foundation for the Arts, International Center for Photography, and Roger Smith Hotel for their 2018 Artist Residency Fellowship program.
Jacque has a Master’s in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She has over five years of experience in museums and non-profits within the curatorial, exhibition, and programming sectors. Jacque lives in Brooklyn but remains tied to Dallas and Phoenix.
Open for hire, collaborations, or coffee-chats.
Event Photography for ICP
Bitterness Never Sounded So Sweet: Saint Marilyn – “Burn Burn Burn”
Saint Marilyn’s Burn Burn Burn will get you hot and bothered - Adhoc
Q+A: Michael Royce And David Terry Of NYFA
A Pillow of Air: A Monthly Amble through the Visual World by Lawrence Weschler
JR: Inside Out @ Dallas Contemporary
If You Can't Market Yourself… - The Arts Job Interview - Marketing & Development
The Art of the Ask - Recap of the ELNYA/YPA Negotiation Workshop
Oh, The Places the Funding Will Go - Alice James Book & NEH
Never Clocking Out - The Art Job Hustle with Artist Juan Hinojosa
Art & Worth: Establishing Pay Equity in the Arts - A Panel Discussion at NYU
An Interview with Hidenori Ishii - Artsy for Erin Cluley Gallery