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Sarah Corlett

Design Impact
Cincinnati, OH
Sarah Corlett specializes in community economic development and works with non-profits to apply creative, design based approaches when solving complicated social issues. In 2011, she joined ArtWorks in Cincinnati to develop, launch and manage ArtWorks’ business development program for artisans and creative entrepreneurs. As Director of Creative Enterprise, Sarah built resources that train, promote and connect creative entrepreneurs in the region and helped lead the strategic growth of the organization. Prior to working for ArtWorks, Sarah served as the Director of Economic Development for a non-profit in Philadelphia, NKCDC. Here she led the planning, programming and implementation of an arts based economic development strategy. She received her Master in Planning and Public Policy degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago in 2005. As a former professional ballet dancer, Sarah is passionate about the role creativity and culture plays in transforming individuals, public spaces, communities and entire cities.