May Wijaya applies her international experience in arts planning initiatives to support communications campaigns for a range of cultural organizations.
May joined Resnicow and Associates in April 2015 and currently works on communications campaigns for Bard Graduate Center, Safdie Architects, Theater of War Productions, The Frick Collection and the Wallace Foundation.
Prior to joining R+A, May worked with a range of organizations that promote the integral role of arts and culture in the life of cities. At Destination New South Wales in Sydney, she was an events funding specialist, managing government funding for arts and cultural events that help market the city’s vibrancy and drive economic development. At UNESCO headquarters in Paris, she worked as a program assistant on the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, a consortium of civic leaders working together to integrate the cultural industries into a framework of sustainable urban planning. While pursuing graduate studies at Brown University, she worked as a cultural planning intern at the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and as a development intern at FirstWorks, one of the leading performing arts organizations in Providence, RI.
May received her master’s degree in public humanities from Brown University and graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, with bachelor of arts degrees in creative writing and French studies.