Molly Michal - Community Curator

Molly Michal

Community Curator

P: 206-528-2550 x 6

Molly has more than a decade of experience working hand-in-hand with non-profits, government agencies, universities and artists on creative project management, partnership cultivation, audience development and behavior-change campaigns, targeted messaging and organizational storytelling.

Most recently at Northwest Film Forum, she led individual marketing and earned media efforts for over 200 programs a year, working on special events with partners that ranged from housing developments to language-learning schools to local political candidates. Through oversight of the organization’s volunteer and membership programs, plus organizing regular fundraising campaigns and events, she was proud to cultivate and strengthen the community of independent film-goers and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest.

Before moving to Seattle, she created cultural diplomacy programs for the British Council that aimed to change the opinions and behavior of specific target audiences throughout the United States. During arts-led project development (often multi-city, multi-national and multi-year), she cultivated expertise in a broad range of contemporary issues including environmental sustainability, migration, urban development, education access, post-conflict mitigation and more. She also served as a matchmaker for transatlantic businesses, non-profits and other partners looking to develop collaborative arts work, and advised stakeholders about networking and influence opportunities.

Molly is passionate about community, creativity and sustainability, and lives her values through regular volunteering and exploration outside her comfort zone. She has served on the board of a community-led education start-up, and currently devotes her volunteer hours to local arts organizations and urban farms. When not exploring the mountains, oceans, and streets of her native Northwest by kayak, bike or hiking boot, she balances her Vitamin D intake by reading popular science and British literature, and consuming as much independent cinema as humanly possible.