About

Hello! Bonjour! My name is Eleanor Callott Whitney and I am a freelance writer, educator, arts programmer and manager, and musician raised in Maine and living in Brooklyn, New York with a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. I’m the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! which was released June 1, 2013 by Microcosm Publishing. I also have a strong admiration for the start up scene in New York City and am an aspiring web developer interested in using technology as an elegant and effective solution to makes everyone’s lives better.

By day I’m an arts administrator concentrating on helping artists  think of themselves as entrepreneurs and in making projects happen smoothly and successfully, no matter what their discipline and scope. By night I play guitar and sing, most recently in the cinematic shoegaze band Corita, and have written  about art, culture and nonprofit management for publications and websites such as Boxx, Venus Zine, Bitch Magazine, ArtsFwd, and Remedy Quarterly. For fifteen years I have published the personal zine Indulgence and was deeply involved in zine culture. This blog is about all the interests in my life: writing, music, food, fashion, learning French, traveling, friends, literature, riding my bike and participating in New York City life. Occasionally I’ll write about economics or arts policy, but I try to keep things fun around here. You can also find me in these places:

My professional writing, art and consulting portfolio at eleanorcwhitney.com

My resume and professional experience on LinkedIn

Writing about DIY business success and my career journey on the blog for my book Grow

Dear Handmade Life: Bi-weekly column entitled “Grow Your DIY Business” focused on advice for creative entrepreneurs

Writing about nonprofit arts innovation and policy for ArtsFwd

Taking pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/killerfemme and on Instagram!

Playing music with my most recent project here: http://corita.bandcamp.com

Tweeting about all of these things here: @killerfemme

Write to me? eleanor (dot) whitney (at) gmail (dot) com

Meggyn Pomerleau designed this site’s header.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey! We met at the Maker Faire in Queens, I was the perky redhead who asked about Microcosm.

    I absolutely love your zine! Do you make it readily available–because I’d love to review it on my blog. (Link above)

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