Ariana Austin

CEO of French Thomas and Founder/Creative Director, Art All Night: Nuit Blanche

Ariana Austin

CEO of French Thomas and Founder/Creative Director, Art All Night: Nuit Blanche

Biography

Ariana Austin is the Director of French Thomas, a boutique agency that produces innovative arts, culture, and educational experiences— often large-scale city-focused engagement projects including Draw NYC, an initiative to get New Yorkers drawing together in public space and Camden Night Gardens, an evening of poetry and projection in Camden, New Jersey. In 2011, Ariana brought Parisian art festival Nuit Blanche to her hometown, Washington DC, and has since served as the creative director of Art All Night. The fifth Art All Night, in September 2015, brought more than 30,000 attendees to 55+ venues for inspiring visual art, musical performances, live painting, poetry readings, and light projections. Ariana received her Master’s in Arts in Education from Harvard University with a focus on informal arts learning in cities and global contemporary art.

All session by Ariana Austin

World Summit on the Creative Economy and Creative Industries – Day 1

09:00 - 16:00
1776 Global Incubator, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite #1000, Arlington, VA