During Creation In Common’s earliest days, we contracted Julie Sand to help with a big statewide survey of arts organizations for the Jerome Foundation. We were impressed with her energy, breadth of experience, and her organizational skills. After that, Julie consulted with us for several years, helping with financials and pitching in wherever she was needed. Following a long break, she’s back again, lending her expertise to especially challenging projects.
After getting a degree in social work, Julie says she stumbled into theater production. She began as a stage manager then fell into non-profit administration. Her credits include stints in arts centers like Denver and Santa Fe. She met Carlo in Minneapolis, when she was working at the Jungle Theater and he was at the Playwrights’ Center.
Over the years Julie has worked on a number of high-profile projects at Creation In Common, many of which involve operations and organizational development. She has enjoyed the variety of the work.
“Creation In Common has kept me sharp, doing new things and working with organizations and fields I knew little about,” says Julie. “I love it. I really like to learn and have different opportunities. Creation In Common’s clients are really interesting people and organizations doing really interesting things.”
Julie is currently working with Center for Craft, overseeing the audience mapping part of their large strategic planning project. She’s also is a lead consultant on our planning and organizational development work with Feeding America.
In her downtime, Julie likes to read and cook. She also loves spending time with her kids, Lily and Henry, and her husband George — a retired school administrator — and taking long walks with her sixteen-year-old dog, Dash.