DéLana R.A. Dameron

DéLana R.A. Dameron

Founder and Chief Strategist, Red Olive Creative Consulting
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DéLana R.A. Dameron founded Red Olive Creative Consulting in 2013 to address the growing needs of fundraising and organizational development for small arts and culture organizations and has since expanded to include two funds: the Black Art Futures Fund, launched in 2018, and Nurture Neighborhoods, launched last year. In 2020, the Black Art Futures Fund distributed $132,000 in grants to 33 grantees—up from $21,000 distributed in 2019.

“Maybe, looking at the beginning of 2021, we are in the Infinity Wars,” Dameron wrote in Red Olive’s 2020 Impact Report. “A long slog through a battle for a future we hope is just beyond our reach. But we’re pushing needles forward for culture from all corners of the universe—with Black and small and community-based arts and culture organizations at the center.”

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