Ellen Oh has served as IDA+CBPA Program Administrator since November 2011. Previously, she was Executive Director of Kearny Street Workshop (KSW), the nation’s oldest Asian American multidisciplinary arts organization. At KSW, Ellen learned to be a jack of all trades, as she was not only responsible for program vision and development, but also the fundraising, marketing and financial management that supported it.
Ellen has an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University and has spent over fifteen years working nonprofit arts organizations both nationally and internationally. Her experience includes serving as Associate Director of Marketing for Sundance Institute, where she developed and produced all the publications, ads, merchandise, envirographics, and motion graphics for the film festival. Previously, she worked in marketing and community outreach at the Asian Art Museum of SF during its move from Golden Gate Park to Civic Center. Other experience includes stints at the Atlanta Olympics, the Smithsonian, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Sydney Biennale, SF Arts Commission Public Art Program and the Whitney Museum.
After growing up in Wisconsin and then living in eight different cities, Ellen now calls the Bay Area home and is mother to a three-year old daughter and a pit mix.