Natalia Linares
Communications Manager | New Economy Coalition

Natalia 'nati' Linares is the Communications Manager at the New Economy Coalition - a network of over 200 organizations in the US and Canada envisioning a just transition to a better and stronger social, cultural and economic system - where she works to mainstream new narratives around what's possible. Her decade of work as an artist advocate, publicist, and social entrepreneur inspired a deep-seeded passion for economic justice and democracy. In 2010, she founded conrazón - creating visibility for the world's wildest creators and disorganizers - an creator development agency investing in new paradigms for a hyper-connected, heart-centered and rebalanced generation. Her extensive resume includes working as an artist manager for Panamanian, Oakland-based bicultural rap pioneers Los Rakas and Brazil-via-Brooklyn Carioca-funk polyglot diva Zuzuka Poderosa, handling Artist Relations for NYC's iconic free concert series SummerStage, leading publicity efforts for emergent festivals like Santiago de Cuba's inaugural MANANA as well as the Afro-Latino Festival of NYC, and strategic consulting for #DIASPORADICAL artists like Dayme Arocena, Chicano Batman, Blitz the Ambassador, Bomba Estereo, Quantic and many others. Linares is also the founder of ISLA, an arts collective based in her hometown of New York City borough Staten Island, which organizes an annual community arts festival. This experience & her ongoing work as a collective member of Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA - a center dedicated to arts, culture and activism which is co-creating a co-operative record label, artist development model & grassroots touring network - led her to explore the role art and artist collectives could play in building not only a new economy, but a new culture. She has a BA in Political Science from Colgate University and is a proud bicoastal digital nomad based in Western Massachusetts with her partner. Follow her on Twitter.