I’m a metadata consultant, writer, and researcher committed to transforming our cultural landscape into one that is more equitable, just, and representative.

I have over fifteen years of experience writing about arts and culture for newspapers and magazines and over ten years of experience creating and managing metadata for arts and culture organizations. I bring both of these skills to research projects that assess our cultural landscape, always with an eye for respectful and accurate representation of people and communities. 

I have written critical reviews and insightful features on women artists and artists of color for major publications, developed metadata schemas, content guidelines, custom taxonomies, and workflows that rectify the ways in which marginalized peoples have been misrepresented or completely invisible in archival records. I am currently leading research projects that examine the conditions and challenges facing disenfranchised populations trying to ensure their voices are heard and preserved. 

As a collaborative and inclusive project leader, I listen, analyze, and communicate transparently and respectfully. I like to learn new things, and will never pretend to know something I don’t. If I don’t know the answer right away, I do my best to return to the table with a solution.

I look forward to learning how I can help with your next project.

For more information, check out my LinkedIn Profile, or better yet, email me.

Portrait of Sharon Mizota
Photo: Oliver Wang