Mike Curb Programs in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership

Allison Porterfield

Allison Porterfield


Allison Porterfield has seven years experience in public art as the former Studio Manager and Project Manager at Ball-Nogues Studio, an award-winning, interdisciplinary, design+build firm in Los Angeles. She has a BA in Art Practice from University of California at Berkeley, where she took courses in photography, painting, and architectural history. She was the photo editor of the independent student paper, The Daily Californian. In 2015, she was awarded an Americans for the Arts Public Art and Placemaking Preconvention Scholarship.

What drew you to the Mike Curb MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership program?                    

The program looks at arts and culture in a way that is interdisciplinary and forward-thinking. Similar to my field of interest, public art, this program straddles boundaries; it doesn’t fit neatly into public, private, or non-profit sectors.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time in the program?

I hope to begin to think broader, learn more about my own skills, take some risks (since I tend to be cautious), and meet inspiring people!