Hilary Northcraft has worked in the arts and music industry in the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, was a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI) 2016 cohort, and previously served as Marketing Manager – Season Programs, for Seattle Theatre Group. Hilary’s commitment to equity and diversity has been at the forefront of her career. While at Seattle Theatre Group, Hilary also served as Project Manager for RE:DEFINITION Gallery at The Paramount Theatre. Her stewardship of this program aimed at redefining cultural space by elevating underrepresented artists and issues, and collaboration with founding curator and Martyr Sauce Gallery owner Tariqa Waters, led to the successful exhibition of more than 50 artists.
Hilary has been an essential contributor to the launch and monthly publication of ARTE NOIR. She lent her technical and writing skills to its founding and continues in the role of Web and Editorial Director. Additionally, Hilary lends her technical, editorial, and organizational skills as Associate Producer of the doubleXposure Podcast. With an emphasis on humanities and creativity, Hilary’s passion to serve has made her an ardent creative collaborator who thrives in settings where she can facilitate cross-pollination of artists and big thinkers, to bring new ideas to life.
Hilary’s volunteerism has led to life-changing experiences with the International Human Rights Film Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, and landed her with Seattle-based programs, The Vera Project, and The Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle), to name a few.