Diana Falchuk is a national consultant, facilitator, educator and practicing artist with 13 years experience developing and leading community-centered programming, policy and trainings. Her expertise includes designing and facilitating trainings on oppression and cultural competency, and managing partnerships between community organizations and government that use hands-on, creative channels to achieve equity and provide alternatives to incarceration. Diana has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Washington where she trained as an Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator. In addition to her consulting practice, Diana works as Outreach Specialist with the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights/Race and Social Justice Initiative, through which she is designing and managing a multi-sector, regional education campaign to build public will for racial equity, in partnership with Pacific Science Center and numerous community and for-profit organizations.
Diana is an instructor in the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington and a member of the Creating Awareness Through Art (CATA) national advisory board. As a member of the Seattle Arts Commission (2009 - 2013), Diana co-chaired the education committee and led a successful community-wide advocacy campaign to embed arts education in Seattle Public Schools’ budget and strategic plan. Named a 2012 Future List innovator in the arts by City Arts Magazine, Diana has presented widely on arts-based alternatives, including at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
The American Association of University Women awarded Diana a Fellowship to support her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, where she concentrated in Community-Centered Integrative Practice. Diana received her MSW in June 2013.
Diana’s artistic practice centers on the collection, manipulation and re-presentation of objects, images, and experiences of decay and re-animation in our personal and civic environments. Her works in drawing, mixed mediums, video, animation, sculpture, installation and public performance have been shown in the Seattle area and nationally, and are held in public and private collections. Diana and her work have been featured by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, City Arts Magazine, The Stranger, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.