KAREN CONSTINE provides strategic counsel, public affairs and management consulting to arts & culture, entertainment and economic development nonprofits, government agencies and corporate clients. Dedicated to the advancement of the arts and civic engagement, Karen’s leadership credentials include serving as Interim General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Senior Policy Analyst of Arts and Culture to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; a statewide gubernatorial appointment as the Director of the California Film Commission; Chief of Staff to Los Angeles City Councilmember Laura Chick; as well as a Public Affairs Manager-Corporate Contributions position for a major California utility holding company. Karen maintains close ties and works collaboratively with elected officials, business, nonprofit and community organizations, as well as thought leaders, curators and artists to bring about positive change, innovative approaches and partnership opportunities.
KAREN CONSTINE has consulted for such clients as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, FilmL.A. Inc., City of West Hollywood Cultural Affairs Commission, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Warner Bros., and Zimmer Children’s Museum. In addition to her own consulting practice, Karen has worked partnership with Allison Sampson Management Consultants on projects with American Composer Forum/LA, Community Redevelopment Agency/LA, City of Pasadena’s Cultural Affairs Division, and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Karen is the Consulting COO for ForYourArt founded by Bettina Korek. Here, Karen has worked with clients such as The J. Paul Getty Trust and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Karen also frequently works in partnership with consultant Jenny Krusoe.
KAREN CONSTINE is active in volunteer civics and cultural philanthropy including membership in the Prints & Drawings Council of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and also serves on the advisory boards of several nonprofits including the Los Angeles Film Festival – Film Independent, LA ><ART, and Outpost for Contemporary Art. A native of Los Angeles, Karen earned a BA in Communication Studies from UC Santa Barbara.