LA WOMAN: JAN WILLIAMSON
Jan Williamson is the Executive Director of the 18th Street Arts Center. She joined 18th Street in 1995 as the General Manager and from 1996 to 2006, she was Co-Executive Director with Clayton Campbell. During her tenure she has led the effort to purchase the 18th Street property, developed 18th Street¹s model Residency Program and Arts Education Program and and is now leading the effort to envision and plan 18th Street¹s new expanded facility. Through 18th Street she consults on professional development for individual artists and small nonprofit arts organizations and the operation of multi-tenant nonprofits. She holds a certification from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and a Bachelor¹s degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an active member of the Santa Monica City Arts Commission, and serves on Commission¹s Artist Live-Work Task Force. Before coming to 18th Street she was a founding team-member for artist Tom Van Sant’s visionary GeoSphere Project, the first satellite composite map of the Earth free of clouds and a state-of-the-art interactive multimedia program for museums and planetariums. As the GeoSphere’s Director of Operations she oversaw the production and licensing of giant globes and maps for Earth Situation Rooms which were installed in the United States, Brazil, Japan, and Spain. Prior to the GeoSphere Project she served for seven years in the museum field as a preparator and registrar.
LA Woman Documentary:
Jan Williamson - "Working At 18th Street"