ABOUT NARLUGA ARTS

Narluga Arts, LLC is a grants management and consulting firm working with ​socially-engaged artists and organizations. We apply our experience and expertise to get projects funded and out into the world. Narluga Arts specializes in hybridized, complex, collaborative projects, working with an extraordinary cohort of multidisciplinary artists who believe art has the power to change the world. 

Jason Ditzian
Executive Director

Jason studied Biology, Creative Writing and Music at George Washington University. During his senior year he took an internship at the Washington Performing Arts Society, working with Alvin Ailey, Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich and other luminaries, sparking a lifelong love of working in the arts presenting field. After graduation, Jason moved to San Francisco and immersed himself in the eclectic arts scene. As a multi-wind instrumentalist and composer, Jason has performed, recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Charming Hostess, Oakland Symphony, Dohee Lee, Joan Baez, Frank London, inkBoat, Kitka, Nanos Operetta, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Lord Loves a Workingman, Kiosk, Hadi Tabatabai, Faun Fables and Khi Darag. He is clarinetist and leader of klezmer ensemble, Kugelplex. 

On the presenting side of the equation, Jason began working with organizations in 2003, producing shows and festivals, working in marketing departments, and creating and executing development strategies. Jason has helped raise millions of dollars for non-profit arts organizations.

Career highlights include co-founding and co-producing the International Body Music Festival with Guggenheim Fellow, Keith Terry; winning a 2011 American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Award for the Bowls Project with Charming Hostess; winning an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for his work with Butoh legends, Koichi and Hiroko Tamano; and co-founding and directing Dohee Lee Puri Arts with Guggenheim Fellow, Dohee Lee.

Jason founded Narluga Arts in 2019 to further his capacity to support amazing artists realize their visions and to help further the field of socially-engaged arts.

Eva Lin Fahey
Project Manager

Eva Lin Fahey is a painter and writer based in Western Massachusetts. She primarily works in water-based media to create abstracted, dream-like spaces that explore the interconnections between family, cultural hybridity, and identity.

 

An adoptee from China, Eva is currently creating work that investigates the intricate connections to her origins and the diaspora of girls from China through international adoption. After completing her BFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she continues to create and exhibit work while combining her visual work with poetry and writing.

All Narluga Arts' narluga illustrations are original works by Eva. 

Amy G. Lam 
Strategic Consultant

Amy consults with organizations, artists and researchers committed to broadening their community and cultural engagement. For 14 years, Amy has worked directly with immigrant and refugee communities from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Amy’s strength is in methodology. She has facilitated and designed interactive art and cultural exchanges, curriculum development and devised performances, diverse advocacy collaboratives, research projects, quantitative and qualitative research tools. Her work centers the voice of marginalized communities through heartful connections and being human together. Amy’s PhD is in Cultural Psychology with attention to cultural differences in sexual communication styles. Her Postdoctoral work focused on cultural influences on sexual and reproductive health behaviors.

 

Amy has written successful grants for 20 years including academic research grants, foundation program grants and county service delivery proposals. Her gift is in designing innovative concepts, bringing together collaborative partnerships, engaging program staff in design, and offering feasible implementation plans. 

Amy holds a MA in Counseling Psychology (UCSB), a PhD in Cultural Psychology (UCD) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology and Medicine (UCSF). She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She has been a member of American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Amy also has received theater training at American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress and Back to the Source Educator’s Institute and has been a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

 

Amy excels at developing curriculum, needs assessments, qualitative and quantitative research, and organizational strategic visioning. 

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