Blair Benjamin
Program Director

Since joining MASS MoCA in 2000, Blair has worn many hats at the museum: fundraising, real estate development, economic impact research, alternative energy project management, financial and business coaching for artists, and artist residency services. He founded the Assets for Artists program in 2007, and the Studios at MASS MoCA in 2015, and continues to steer the growth of both programs. Blair is also a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Cote d'Ivoire. 



Briana Halpin
Grant & Workshop Coordinator

Briana received her BA from Williams College, where she studied Religion and Environmental Studies. She then landed in North Adams, discovered the arts, and was instantly hooked on both. After assisting professional artists for nearly a decade, Briana joined A4A in 2013. She is thrilled to be working in support of so many talented creatives while nurturing her love of spreadsheets. When not playing with Excel, Briana likes to walk in water and make things with yarn.


Carolyn Clayton
Studios Coordinator

Carolyn joined the team in 2017 after relocating as part of the North Adams Project. An artist herself, she is interested in the traces that people leave on material objects. She received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, and her MFA from the University of Michigan in 2016, along with a certificate in Museum Studies. She is excited to be working to help provide support to fellow artists. When not if the office or studio, you can find Carolyn trail running with her dog.