Samantha Katz is a multidisciplinary Creative Director, Arts Curator, Community Builder, and Cultural Consultant with expertise facilitating conversations and immersive experiences.
She has produced major arts programs, like Bushwick Open Studios – one of New York’s largest cultural events (featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Art in America, and many more) as well as Graffiti Gone Global – a prominent street art fair during Art Basel Miami.
She also developed Created Here, an online platform that empowers creators by connecting them with local consumers and art enthusiasts. Visitors to the site can discover artists, designers, craftspeople, and musicians doing great things in their own neighborhoods. In addition to this digital hub, Created Here is currently in production as a TV series that follows Samantha and her crew as they travels the country documenting creative communities around the U.S.
From 2019-2021 Samantha curated the arts program for Selina Hotels, the fast-growing lifestyle and experiential hospitality brand with over 100 locations worldwide. In this role, she has developed the company’s expanding brand, introducing regional artwork and unique design influence to each property.
One of her most recent endeavor involves collaborating with experts across multiple disciplines to develop a prototype for Burning Man and the Black Rock Arts Foundation defining the future of community, represented by physical cultural, and artistic installations on the Fly Ranch property in the Black Rock Desert.
Currently, Samantha is the Director of Culture and Community at NeueHouse where she ideates, curates, and executes innovative brand experiences across a diverse range of highly immersive channels including in-person, digital, and offsite experiences. Here she focuses on fostering cultural, collaborative, and creative community.