Nia Hampton is a producer, writer, educator and multidisciplinary artist whose video works have screened in Brazil and Denmark. She has a passion for uniting people through arts programming.
Community Arts Programming
- Reservoir Hill Improvement Council, Baltimore MD / July 2018
Trained the Youth Workers at St.Francis Neighborhood Center in videography so that they could document the results of a community wide quality of life survey.
- Waller Gallery, Baltimore MD / May 2018
As the first artist at the new Gallery I produced four events to bring patrons into the space. Events included an artist talk where we used the Liz Lerman talk back method, a film festival showcasing the work of black female directors from all the over the world and a panel discussion on the state of Black Women throughout the Americas featuring prominent Afro Latina scholars and journalists.
- EMP Collective, Baltimore MD / October 2015
Curated an art show showcasing work inspired from the 2015 Baltimore Uprising in support of the Baltimore premiere of the film I co-produced, Not About a Riot.
- Light City Baltimore, Baltimore MD / April 2018
Assisted with logistics in preparation for the Light City Baltimore SoWeBo installation. Wrote articles for the zine that accompanied the exhibit. Assisted in the production of a virtual reality video which was screened at the event.
- Red Bull Amaphiko Festival, Baltimore MD / August 2017
Canvassed the Penn North neighborhood to raise awareness about the festival and foster stronger relations between the festival and the City.
- Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, Baltimore MD / July 2016
Assisted with layout and installation of the Mothership Connection.Acted as the liaison between festival artists and BOPA staff and assisted with management (i.e. crowd control, monitoring equipment, stage management) of interactive installations.Delivered equipment as needed and set up and broke down exhibits as need each morning and evening. Managed and organized breakdown on Sunday night, reported concerns, issues and other feedback to BOPA staff.Troubleshot aesthetic and logistical issues as well as communicated with and answered questions from BOPA staff, festival exhibitors, artists and other participants, volunteers, and festival goers.
Project P.L.A.S.E. (people lacking ample shelter and employment), Baltimore MD — communications specialist / September 2018 – Present
I work to emphasize the human stories of interest and the transformations that occur for the homeless persons served by Project PLASE. I develop marketing, advertising, and promotional materials, and assists in generating online and print communications. I am responsible for establishing and maintaining donor relations. I am also recruiting potential partners for programming for our clients.
The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD — events manager / April 2016 – August 2018
I managed the theater during live performances, rentals and film screenings. I created a layout of seating depending on the show, interacted with the audience, assisted with performers and managed the cash boxes for the front of house and bar.
The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD — teaching artist / February 2016 – August 2018
I taught Elementary aged school children the basics in art making through the use of African storytelling. I also encouraged intercultural tolerance in elementary students by teaching literacy through bilingual storytelling.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County — Bachelors of Arts in Media and Communications Studies / January 2010 – May 2014, Baltimore County
Graduated with a certificate in Spanish Studies and 19,000 dollars in scholarships.
CEDEI (Centro de Estudios Interamericanos) Language Institute, — Certificate in Spanish Studies / September 2013 – December 2013, Cuenca Ecuador
Spent a semester in Cuenca, Ecuador studying the Spanish language and culture through language classes, staying with a host family and independent travel.