Frances is an arts activist and community organizer who volunteers her time and skills to cultivate equity in underserved creative communities. She has worked for nearly a decade in publishing and nonprofits, and has contributed to numerous publications and organizations including ARTnews, the Museum of Modern Art, and KINDER journal. She is committed to supporting underrepresented artists, using her platform at wip_projects ( to maintain the professional viability of creative pursuits. Frances also participates in organizations such as the Female Design Council and Art + Feminism that amplify the work of artists whose careers are often overlooked. She is a grant writer for Instar Lodge, a community-fostering organization and creative workspace in Germantown, New York. And she leads a workshop series for creatives to develop foundational skills, including writing an artist statement and putting together a project proposal, to comfortably and confidently communicate their practice in professional ways.