Hope McMath taps into her over 20 years of experience as a cultural leader, museum director, educator, community activist, and artist to support the work of artists, non profits and businesses who value the connection between art and community. Hope’s knowledge of, and passion for, the arts is matched by her commitment to social justice and effecting positive change in organizations and the community. Her skillset marries vision and creativity with strong executive and operational abilities. With a large and diverse network of relationships, exceptional communications and interpersonal skills and an unswerving desire to “be the change,” Hope is committed to connecting the arts to community needs including education, the environment, diversity, inclusion and wellness.
ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER – Orlando, FL
Hope has partnered with the Museum to complete a strategic assessment of educational programs and operations. As the Museum stands on the edge of a time of growth and change, Hope has provided evaluation and recommendations on school partnerships, programs for students and adults with disabilities, community outreach, diversity and inclusion goals, and a restructuring of volunteer recruit, training, and appreciation.
JEWISH FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES – Jacksonville, FL
Hope has served as the lead consultant on the plans to build a Holocaust Memorial Gallery on the new campus of JFCS. In addition to assisting with the capital expansion plan, Hope has worked with staff, volunteers, and board members to create a two-year exhibition plan and will serve as the curator for upcoming exhibitions related to the Holocaust, human rights, and tolerance.
JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND – Jacksonville, FL
Most recently Hope has assisted JPEF staff in creating interactive art experiences and a pop up gallery for the organizations 5th Annual One x One Convention that connects the education community and the broader public. Her five year relationship with the organization has birthed initiatives, large and small, that use the arts to make the story of public education tangible and meaningful for tens of thousands of North Florida citizens.
WHITE & WOKE – Nationwide
Hope provides leadership and humanities-program planning for this all-volunteer organization focused on rallying white people to support black lives. Specifically, Hope has created education resources, co-facilitated community trainings, curated related exhibitions and multi-arts programming, and been a vocal advocate for racial equity in community-wide conversations.
THE OUTINGS PROJECT by Julien de Casabianca – International
Hope McMath is serving as the US-based collaborator for placing Outings Projects in museums and communities throughout the country. Working with Julien de Casabianca and his Paris-based team, McMath is coordinating community actions and exhibitions that highlight Casabianca’s world-wide project that pulls historic images from museum collections onto the streets through wheat paste installations that engage people who live in neighborhoods in cities from New York to Nepal and from Lisbon to Liverpool. McMath partnered with The Outings Project in 2016, resulting in over 100 community members working directly with Casabianca on over 40 Outings throughout the core of the city.