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Alliance Welcomes New Director of Operations + Programs

Deb is the embodiment of professionalism, hard work, and congeniality, all while maintaining an easy charm and flawless style.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is thrilled to announce today that Deb Dormody has been named Director of Operations + Programs. This new position includes management of the Annual Conference and Emerging Program Institute, the Alliance's grantmaking programs, research projects, and more.

Deb most recently served as Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Providence. In this role, she acted as the liaison to the city’s arts and cultural community, providing consultation and advocacy for non-profit organizations as well as artist management, technical support, and coordination of city services for events and films, all while intent on making government both more streamlined and transparent. For 8 years, Deb was a co-owner at Craftland, Providence’s multi-functional shop that houses a craft school and artists’ gallery showcasing fine art and craft from local and national independent artists. Additionally, Deb founded If’n Books + Marks in 2000 and continues to sell and exhibit her handmade blank journals and photo albums to boutiques and galleries around the country. She is featured in the film documentary and companion book Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine.

Says Alliance executive director Caitlin Strokosch, "Deb is the embodiment of professionalism, hard work, and congeniality, all while maintaining an easy charm and flawless style. She has long been a highly-regarded leader in Providence's arts sector and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to her new role at the Alliance of Artists Communities!"