Candelaria Silva-Collins is a consultant, facilitator and nonprofit professional based in Boston, MA. She has administered an award-winning Cultural Economic Development program that informs her consulting practice. She is a member of the Leadership Team for the A&BC’s Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship program.
She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company and is Program Manager for the Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Fund of the Boston Public Library. Another recent project was creating the Door2Door to the Arts initiative for SCM Community Transportation.
Candelaria was director of three non-profit programs including ACT Roxbury, the cultural economic development program of Madison Park Development Corporation. As the first director of ACT Roxbury from its start in 1998 until 2007, and conceived, planned and raised funds for its signature programs including Roxbury Film Festival, Roxbury Open Studios, Roxbury Literary Annual, and the Roxbury is Rich Holiday Shopping Guides. She provided leadership in the creation of Hibernian Hall. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook.
The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Boston Art Review is out, and it includes a fantastic feature by Anita Morson-Matra, “Real Talk," that focuses on the state of live-work spaces for artists in Boston. Anita…