Claire Huschle

Claire Huschle
Titles and Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-8926
Campus: Arlington 
Building: Vernon Smith Hall 

Personal Websites


Claire Huschle is the founder and director of Scaffold, LLC, a project support firm for artists and arts organizations. Her diverse portfolio of projects and collaborations includes those with the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Hamiltonian Artists, the Urban Soils Institute, and Insight Property Group, among others. Her work with individual artists includes identifying funding and residency opportunities, grant writing, and budgeting and business support.  

She has over two decades of arts management experience with leadership positions across the visual and performing arts. From 2012-2017, she served as Director of George Mason University’s Arts Management program, where she has been an adjunct professor since 2007. She was awarded a fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she worked with the Center’s senior leadership and co-produced a study on regional trends in millennial audience engagement. From 2005-2011, she served as Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA). In that role, she significantly increased the operating budget, negotiated a 25-year lease, and raised the AAC’s profile both regionally and nationally. Earlier in her career, Huschle was the Director of Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and simultaneously served as the center’s Community Liaison, coordinating a national conference on starting community-based art centers and liaising with arts groups and advocacy organizations.  

An active member of ArtTable, she served on the Washington, DC Chapter’s Executive Committee for many years. She has served on numerous grant review panels around the Washington, DC region. As a curator, her exhibitions have been reviewed in the Washington Post and ArtPapers. Most recently, she worked with artist Margaret Boozer and soil scientist Dr. Richard Shaw to produce a chapter in Field to Palette: Dialogues in Soil and Art in the Anthropocene (Taylor & Francis, 2019).  

Huschle received her MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA degree in Art History from the University of Michigan, with high honors. In addition to her love of art, she’s a committed sports fan, making her as happy at a museum as she is in a stadium. 


  • MA, Art History, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Art History, University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • Socially Equitable Arts Management