New Professional Profile of Dr. Daniela Fifi

The veteran arts educator sat down to discuss her professional roles in the educational field and the artistic community.

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 28, 2021 / Veteran arts educator Daniela Fifi is the featured subject of an in-depth new professional profile. The interview, which was conducted by a noted online periodical that concentrates on matters relating to health and wellness, touches on a variety of issues ranging from her experiences as a teacher to her work with Scarlett Project, a non-profit organization focused on advancing the cause of Caribbean artistic endeavors that she founded in Trinidad and Tobago and brought to the United States.

Early on in the profile, upon being asked what she loves the most about her career in education, Daniela replies, “I really love teaching youth. Young minds are very open to new information, especially when it comes to art and creativity. There are these ideas about how something should look or what you should see or think about visual art or a creative process, and as we get older these ideas become really embedded in us and it’s hard to move around that as an educator. It becomes a bit more challenging to change perspectives. With younger audiences, introducing new ideas about creativity, new perspectives on life, and different modes of making art is exciting.”

Further along in the interview, Daniela Fifi explains why she founded Scarlett Project, a charitable organization dedicated to showcasing and promoting awareness of culture and arts education. “Scarlett Project began by producing plays in the Caribbean,” she remarks, elaborating, “It was launched by featuring classical Caribbean plays but directed with contemporary sensibilities for modern-day audiences. Alongside each theatrical production, Scarlett Project would host a series of art education workshops. The outcomes were really beautiful. Scarlett Project’s plays and workshops were such a success that we even obtained corporate sponsorship support from companies such as British Petroleum (BP). Now, with moving the organization to the US, we are bringing our work to different spaces and to different audiences through curriculum development.”

Anyone interested in reading the full text of the interview, which is entitled A Discussion With Daniela Fifi About Making a Positive Impact on Young Minds Through Art and Art Education is encouraged to keep watch for its publication in the coming days.

About Daniela Fifi:

Dr. Daniela Fifi, Ed.D has worked as an arts educator, and a curator in galleries and museums in the United States and the Caribbean. She is a doctoral graduate in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, New York and a Master of Arts in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester, UK. Her doctoral research focuses on Caribbean art and intercultural educational programming. Daniela has been awarded several fellowships and awards during her career, including the New York State Assembly Caribbean Life Impact Award, the Museum Education Research Fellowship at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellowship.

Daniela Fifi has taught art education, world art history, and human development in the arts at The City College of New York and New Jersey City University. She is currently the Managing Editor of Small Axe Visualities: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, a project of the Small Axe Journal (Duke University Press) and also serves on the peer-review board for Art Education and Viewfinder, a journal of the National Art Education Association (USA).

Contact Information:
Phone: (917) 815-4910

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