Katherine Cheairs

Interdisciplinary Media Artist I Educator

Proven track record for designing, launching and teaching digital filmmaking, media and visual arts programs at the K-12, college, and adult learning level for educational institutions and community arts organizations. Programs have reached over one thousand individuals which include neurodiverse children and adults, as well as, currently and formerly incarcerated youth and adults.

Specializing in the implementation of pilot projects involving artistic collaborations between organizations and communities. Engages systems thinking, connected learning frameworks, social practice methodologies, as well as measurement and evaluation strategies to continually assess impact of programs and quality of delivery.

15+ years experience as a producer and documentary filmmaker and over 20 years experience in non-profit and educational organizations. Frequent moderator and panelist for screenings and talk backs related to media, arts, representation, HIV & AIDS, and social activism.

Areas of interest and research: visual culture; African American studies, gender studies; AIDS video activism; archival activism and preservation; media arts therapy and community art education pedagogy and practice. Currently serving on the Archive Committee for Visual AIDS.