Amelia Brod

Director of Development & Communications

Amelia Brod is the Director of Development and Communications at Pratt Center. She builds community and spearheads fundraising efforts to help create a more just and sustainable New York City.

Before this role, Amelia was the Senior Manager of Development at The Laundromat Project, a Black-rooted and People of Color-centered arts and social justice organization. Her career in New York spans The Whitney Museum of American Art, Kickstarter, Creative Time, and SculptureCenter. Amelia holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts, where she wrote her thesis on art and community organizing at the Queens Museum and a BA in American Studies from the University of Sussex, UK.

Amelia’s independent creative practice includes co-founding TBD Salon—a series of crowdfunded virtual studio visits to support artists and art workers during the pandemic; curating exhibitions Order My Steps at BKSD and Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art; and interviewing artists Sadie Barnette on making art out of family history and Finnegan Shannon on site-responsive creative protest for The Creative Independent.

Amelia was born in London, England, but has family ties to Queens, NY, and has lived in Crown Heights and Park Slope for almost a decade. Most Saturdays, she can be found geeking out at museums, in Prospect Park, or cooking for her friends and family.