Brittany Ficken is cultural producer who has worked in the arts for the last eight years at art museums, arts organizations, and on various independent projects. She is the Executive Producer and Project Director of Art+Action, an arts-driven cross-sector coalition for civic participation—mobilizing around the 2020 Census—headquartered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and powered by San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs.
Brittany Ficken is the Co-Director of The Painting Salon, a bi-monthly roaming lecture series that creates conversation around contemporary art in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From 2016-2019, Brittany Ficken worked with Headlands Center for the Arts to manage the production of outdoor public artworks in the National Park, produce events, fundraise, manage Board relations, and to run the artist limited edition program. While in the Bay Area, Brittany has also worked with McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, Rena Bransten Gallery, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Previously, in New York, Brittany Ficken developed arts programming and communications for Artis. She also worked on the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ annual benefit art exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery.
From 2012-2014 Brittany Ficken was Assistant Curator at City Ice Arts in Kansas City. In 2012 she worked with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The same year, Brittany Ficken co-founded Archive Collective, an active organization that provides opportunities for communities to engage with photography by hosting group critiques, gallery visits, artist talks, studio visit, and local and traveling exhibitions.