Take 5: Michelle Daly creates arts consulting business to help local artists | Berkshires Week

NORTH ADAMS — For over a decade, Michelle Daly has lived a dual life as an artist and an arts administrator. She balanced her time painting in the studio with her time working as public programs director at The Mount, in Lenox, and director of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.

Three months ago, Daly decided to combine her two passions and created her own arts consulting business, Daly Arts Consulting. She now spends her time developing projects with artists who need someone that can see the big picture and break down abstract ideas.

Daly is currently working on an artist directory with the North Adams Artist Impact Coalition, which she hopes will help local artists connect with various professionals in the Berkshires.

Daly recently took the time to answer a few of our questions.

1. You define your approach to consulting as “artist-forward.” Could you explain what this means and how you came up with that…

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