Jen is a choreographer and performance-maker with a background in arts administration. Jen works on the public side of OurGoods: building awareness of the site, partnering with other non-profits, being an ambassador for resource-sharing in the creative community, and raising the money. She thinks a lot about building a positive and productive environment on OurGoods, and about how to help people make resource sharing a part of their lives. She is most interested in making OurGoods a viable, dynamic resource for getting creative projects done. She is less funny than Rich.
For the last thirteen years, Jen has been part of WOW Cafe Theater, a collectively-run theater space for women and transpeople. WOW has run on a barter/gift economy since its founding in 1980. WOW is part of Fourth Arts Block, which facilitates resource sharing within the East 4th Street Cultural District. She is an advocate for resource sharing in the NYC downtown dance community, and in her neighborhood of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Jen is a skilled institutional and individual fundraiser, with a background in strategic planning for and management of small and founder-led non-profits. She has managed small non-profits since 1994.
For more information on Jen’s performance work, go to www.jenabrams.org.