One thing I know for certain, when you put your work in Shilo's hands you can be sure she's going to bring out the best in you. I learned this when she took on the challenge of editing my poetry book “Love is the Question & Answer”. As a result of her high expectations and thoughtful questions, the book has a structure and a framework that has cohesive flow.
I watched her do the same thing with formerly incarcerated youth. Ask any of them if they thought they would be able to produce a program of poetry and graphics for the stage at Media Lab at M.I.T. before they met her.
Shilo Kuriakose is the founder and producer at ARTHAmetric. She always seeks spaces to write and share poetry—her first love–and work for her communit(ies). Shilo advocates for the arts as a tool for positive self-expression, empowerment and achievement towards economic and financial freedom. She has worked with numerous nonprofit and cultural organizations and small businesses on resource development and strategic planning.
Shilo has produced theatre in the U.S., Europe and Asia including theatre to raise awareness around America's prison crisis. Shilo has contributed to many publications including co-editing “Life, Rhymes, & Human Rights: A Second Chance at Success Anthology” with Bryonn Bain and provided editing, creative support and design for “Love is the Question & the Answer” a book of poetry by Mel King. Shilo also works with youth and young adults at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to cultivate their creative energy towards making the Museum and the arts more accessible for everyone. She is currently curating a gallery at the Museum of artwork by teens and young adults.
Before starting ARTHAmetric LLC, Shilo worked as Director at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)—New England’s largest and oldest anti-poverty organization. At ABCD she began and sustained, through aggressive fundraising, programs such as Second Chance @ Success for adjudicated youth and Financial Literacy and Asset Management for residents with the least resources, while also organizing individuals and communities to be agents of social and institutional change. Shilo has a B.A in both Economics and Psychology from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.
Shilo began ARTHAmetric with her experience in and love for the arts, community and business and to build bridges between them.