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Julia Zimmerman

Events Coordinator, National Leadership and Education


Julia Zimmerman is the Events Coordinator at Community Progress, “America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”

In this role, Zimmerman works with the National Leadership and Education team to support the planning and execution of the organization’s virtual and in-person events.

Zimmerman comes to Community Progress from the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! (NBAM/AW) where, as a Curatorial Assistant, she managed the creative placemaking program “Creative Courts,” co-curated equity-focused exhibitions like “Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter,” and managed public communications focused on equity and accessibility.

Zimmerman’s experience also includes a deep background in creative placemaking and public art through Americorps VISTA service at NBAM/AW and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, work with the Art Students League of New York’s “Model to Monument” program, and an internship with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University with a double major in the History of Art and Anthropology and a minor in Museums and Society.