Leila Tamari

Program Officer, National Creative Placemaking Fund
ArtPlace America
Brooklyn, New York

Leila Tamari is Program Officer for the National Creative Placemaking Fund at ArtPlace America. Prior to ArtPlace, Leila was Programming Coordinator at Creative Time, where she led various engagement initiatives and produced a diverse range of major public art projects in New York City, from solo artist commissions such as Kara Walker’s "A Subtlety…" (2014) to group shows like "Funk, God, Jazz, & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn" (2014). Prior to her career in the arts non-profit sector, Leila was trained as a visual artist. She received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History with a Museums Concentration, and while there, she collaborated with notable artists Rick Lowe and Wendy Ewald, which led her to produce public art projects on a larger scale in her native town–New York City. Currently, Leila co-hosts a radio show about the not-to-distant future, Hyperopia: 20/30 Vision, on bel-air.org.