Julia Cole is an interdisciplinary public artist, an educator, and a community strategist.
Julia’s first career was as a biologist. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is now part of a collaborative team that makes ecologically and community-oriented art for public spaces, much of which has been funded by grants.
Julia also works with the Charlotte Street Foundation coordinating a funding opportunity for socially engaged, interdisciplinary art projects called Rocket Grants She currently teaches at KCAI, and is also a co-founder of Rad School, a free, experimental, community-based learning program now in its third year.