Rashanda Freeman has been working in the cultural sector for over 9 years. Her experience in arts advocacy, theatre and education has made her deeply passionate about creating equity for all artists. A self-described “cultural warrior” she believes the most important stories are often untold. Rashanda is committed to breaking the mold with compelling narratives that showcase the entirety of the cultural sector.
Prior to joining CultureWorks, Rashanda served as the Community Engagement Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance where she assisted with the successful campaign to restore funding for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Her endless enthusiasm and empathy has allowed her to turn traditional communications and storytelling on its head.
Committed to the development of the next generation of leaders, Rashanda has worked with several high schools in Philadelphia to mentor students around creative careers. She has also volunteered her time and talents to various non-profits such as the People’s Emergency Center and the Office of Arts and Culture for the Creative Economy as an event host and/or panelist.
Rashanda holds a B.S. in Business Economics from Arcadia University.