Fine Sydney

As Senior Director of Impact at ArtWorks, Sydney leads the strategic direction, management, and evaluation of ArtWorks’ programming and project impact. Sydney has dedicated her career to improving opportunities and outcomes for youth and communities.

Prior to joining ArtWorks, Sydney was a Teach for America corps member in Milwaukee, WI. Her experience in the classroom and leadership in the camping world ignited her passion for youth development work and led her to Future 5, a youth development nonprofit organization in Stamford, CT where she led fundraising. A life-long learner of visual and performing arts, it was a natural fit for Sydney to join the ArtWorks team in 2018 team to combine her passions for meaningful educational and creative opportunities.

Sydney received her BA from the University of Michigan, where she double-majored in Anthropology and Film, Television, & Media and holds an MA in Education from Alverno College. Outside of ArtWorks, Sydney serves on the board of ish, a Cincinnati-based community engagement organization centering Jewish arts and cultural traditions as a platform for connecting artists with communities to create new experiences and inspire pride in Jewish and intersectional identity.