Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Katherine Ferrier

Katherine weaves together more than 30 years of experience with dance, theatre, writing, visual art and collaborative interdisciplinary performance to bring students and audiences to life. Her teaching style is energetic, engaging and grounded in a deep practice of paying attention to the unique needs of each student and moment. She creates safe learning environments where students take risks, step bravely into the unknown, and practice embodying their full potential. Katherine Ferrier is a poet, dancer, maker, teacher, entrepreneur, curator, director and community organizer. Her research grows out of a deep practice of paying poetic attention to the world, and lives in the intersecting communities of movers, makers, writers and activists. She is a recent transplant to the coast of Maine, from the White Mountains of NH, where she directed an international dance festival, managed a fine art gallery, designed business trainings for artists and entrepreneurs for the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network, and taught a monthly ekphrastic writing workshop inspired by the changing gallery exhibits. A chronic instigator of collaborative and community actions, she creates generative situations for makers and thinkers to gather and share research. In 2016, she was named the NH Arts Advocate of the Year by NH Citizens for the Arts for her work on behalf of North Country artists. Her spontaneous typewriter poetry practice, THREAD, has been featured in The Knot as a trend-setting new wedding service, and she can often be found during the summer writing custom poems at local farmers markets. She regularly teaches and performs throughout the US and abroad, and believes in patchwork as a radical practice of being patient, saying yes, and making space for everyone at the table. www.katherineferrier.net

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Katherine
Job Title/Position: 
poet | dancer | teacher | patchwork artist
Physical Address: 
46 Thornhurst Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
Last Name: 
Ferrier
Phone: 
9146491722

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Theater - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Year Founded: 
1991
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Collaborative Community Initiative Grant, Arts Council of Helsinki, Finland, 2008.SOS Emerging Artist Grant, NYFA 2004.

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Literature
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors