Philadelphia, PA, USA
Arielle Julia Brown is a creative producer, cultural strategist, social practice artist, and dramaturg. Emerging from her work and research around U.S. slavery, racial terror and justice, Brown is committed to supporting and creating Black performance work that commands imaginative and material space for social transformation.
She is the founder of The Love Balm Project (2010-2014), a workshop series and performance based on the testimonies of women of color who have lost children to systemic violence. The Love Balm Project was developed and produced at cultural institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Atlanta. More recently, Brown developed The DoubleBack, a site-specific performance about three enslaved Black women in Providence, RI while in residence at the Center for Reconciliation. She is also the founder and creative producer of Black Spatial Relics, a new performance residency about slavery, justice and freedom.
Brown currently serves as a Knowledge and Strategy Associate at The Lewis Prize for Music where she informs and manages the foundation's research and development initiatives. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Pomona College and was the 2015-2017 graduate fellow with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University where she received an M.A. in Public Humanities.