Neil Ramsay, a degreed background in economics and finance. Founder/Director of ArtsUP! Concepts (not-for-profit). A consulting Director at FATVillage (Flagler Arts + Technology) District, an historic warehouse arts district in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Course Designer and Professor of Visual Arts Marketing ART5853 a graduate course (Florida International University College of Architecture, Art + Communications) centered on the cross-sector communication of artist thinkers in non-art specific environments. Active supporter of PACE Works at Girls Club Collection Ft. Lauderdale, an experiential youth-learning and mentorship program taught by professional female artists. Creative Careers Program Lead - Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami, mentoring and demonstrating applications of art practice outside of the "white cube" via corporate/ executive/principal visitation seminars.
Focus: Developing creative solutions to social and commercial challenges. Advocating artists' value in industry applications, practicing creative-economics in venture partnerships and championing the integration of 'art-thinking' for more evolved processes in problem-solving and management.
How: Through active community involvement, creating the engine power to see â€˜Goal- to-Solutionâ€™ projects achieved. Encouraging cross-sector process design. Engaging creatives, business leaders and teams from public and private entities to integrate forming objective-driven working parties.
Cause: A supporter of gender equality. Former board member PACE Centers for Girls, providing girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Registered supporter with the United Nations Women's HeForShe solidarity movement.