Sara Daniele Rivera

2019 Story Maps Fellow / Sara Daniele Rivera

Sara Daniele Rivera is a Cuban/Peruvian artist, writer, translator, and educator from Albuquerque. Her poetry and fiction have been published in literary journals and anthologies. She was awarded a 2017 St. Botolph’s Emerging Artist Award and won the 2018 Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry. Her drawings, sculptures, and community-based installations focus on text-in-space as social intervention, and her public art projects are often developed in collaboration with youth.

Story Maps is a fellowship program that mentors local, emerging artists/creative practitioners of color in collaborative community engagement. Working with government and non-arts organizations, Story Maps Fellows are immersed in a focused curriculum over the course of 9 months. Fellows gather stories, create maps and visualize data, develop artworks and a collaborative community project.