Eleanor Callott Whitney is a strategic partnerships manager who is passionate about technology, art, creativity and entrepreneurship. She is a community manager, entrepreneur, writer, rock musician, and educator raised in Maine and living in Brooklyn. She finds joy in empowering creatives with the tools they need to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and in managing and facilitating creative projects with panache. She is the author of Grow, a practical field guide for starting a creative business, released in 2013 by Microcosm Publishing.
For over a decade, Eleanor has worked with world-class museums and creative companies to plan events that connect audiences with art and the company’s mission, identify and manage national strategic partnerships, facilitate professional development workshops for creatives, and devise and implement strategies for content creation and presentation. She is currently a Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp, an immersive, learn-to-code Bootcamp. She focuses on growing Dev Bootcamp’s presence in the New York market and supporting a vibrant, inclusive and diverse tech community. She previously was the Community Outreach Coordinator at Shapeways, a 3D Printing community and marketplace, where she built an international community ambassador program with Shapeways’ top designers. She is very inspired by New York City’s vibrant, startup scene and completed a course in Ruby on Rails and back end web development.
As a Program Officer for Fiscal Sponsorship at the New York Foundation for the Arts she managed and expanded a national program that enabled artists to increase their fundraising capabilities. She has also worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and at POV/American Documentary. She leads workshops on building a creative business, grant writing, fundraising, and budgeting for students of all ages. She is the proud recipient of a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College where she learned to stop worrying and love statistical and budgetary analysis.
Eleanor writes and speaks extensively about entrepreneurship, art, culture and nonprofit management and has spoken at national conference such as South by South West. She has published the personal, art zine Indulgence for over 15 years, as well as co-founded the Portland Zine Symposium. She blogs about fashion, travel and art at killerfemme.com and plays guitar, writes songs for and sings in indie rock bands. She is fluent in French.