Wanda Bershen has worked for over 20 years with many arts, educational & cultural organizations, setting up media arts funding programs for the Pennsylvania Arts & Humanities Councils and working with cultural organizations state-wide and nationally.
She was a founding Director of the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Program Director of CUNY-TV, where she pioneered some of the earliest arts series in collaboration with The Kitchen, Goethe Institute, and other New York City cultural institutions.
As a department head at the Jewish Museum she founded the New York Jewish Film Festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, developed new program series & symposia, and curated exhibitions with artists including Eleanor Antin, Jaime Davidovich, and Ilene Segalove. She has been a consultant for the NY State Arts council, NJ State Arts Council on media, visual arts, interdisciplinary arts.
Ms. Bershen consults on Fundraising, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Program Development.
Clients include The Brooklyn Museum of Art, American Museum of the Moving Image, Joris Ivens Foundation (Netherlands), New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Temple University, Goethe Institute, NY, and Southampton Historical Museum.
She has taught Arts Management on the CUNY Baruch graduate faculty , at NYU, Rutgers University, Temple University, Philadelphia College of Art and her writing has appeared in Art In America, Artforum, The Boston Review, Afterimage and The Independent, DOCUMENTARY magazine