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Karen Helmerson

Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art
Since 2000, Ms. Helmerson has been the Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Her funding supports a wide range of contemporary visual art and technology across all platforms and
genres. She has authored several initiatives, research and media preservation. Her
prior work as an artist includes video art production and exhibition, media art education
and community media policy. Ms. Helmerson has been on numerous boards for non-profit media organizations nationally. She is also involved in maritime culture, and a
current Trustee of the National Maritime Historical Society.