Claire Talbott is a Brooklyn based, highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary creative director. With her directing degree from Fordham University and her talents in multimedia design, she offers a unique, well rounded voice to any artistic collaboration. Ultimately, Claire aspires to direct live interactive artist experiences.
While in her freshman year of college, Claire participated in a show at The New School called Mixed, which explored multiracial identity from an intersectional perspective. Following the show’s success, Claire and the rest of the company decided to expand the project into an official non-profit. The Mixed Space now hosts monthly meetups where they take a deep dive into mixed issues and create space for people with intersectional identities. Claire was the official meetups coordinator and associate graphic designer from 2018-2020.
In 2019, Claire Talbott and Nina Taubes founded CAVA Collective, a hub for Gen Z creatives, artists, visionaries, and activists. After meeting on a study-abroad program in Spain, Claire and Nina realized there was an appalling lack of resources for their generation to make creative connections. Claire acted as a creative director, content creator, and events manager until June 2021. Currently, CAVA Collective uses social media to feature creatives and spark professional connections between young artists.
In addition to creative work, Claire identifies as an advocate for underrepresented groups. She is a leader and co-founder of The Fordham BIPOC Theatre Alliance and co-president of the Fordham Asian-American and Pacific-Islander (AAPI) Theatre Affinity Group. She has worked extensively to confront racism, sexism, and homophobia within her community.
In her rare moments of free time, you can find Claire surfing in odd corners of the world, scouring eBay for rare British music magazines, or spoiling her chihuahua, Lenny.