BRIANA LINDEN has been a leader in arts/culture/education non-profits since 1997; prior to that she was a preschool teacher. Most recently Briana was Director of Programs for Young Audiences where she co-founded the Teaching Artist Studio, an inquiry-based professional development program designed for and by teaching artists where the creative process is front and center as artists examine and articulate what lives at the heart of how and what they teach.

Briana now helps organizations develop creative programming and leads educator workshops and arts education professional development all around the Pacific Northwest. Drawing upon big ideas within the arts, Briana demonstrates how creative approaches to teaching and learning not only give students the tools they need to ignite change in our communities as the leaders of tomorrow, but also the essential elements to make their own learning meaningful now. 

An artist and a mother, Briana works in social practice, encaustic, printmaking, drawing and photography. In 2016, she co-founded Motherist, a social practice experiment in artmaking between mother/artists and their children in which children’s ideas spur the creative process.