Stephen J. Grant is an artist and communications professional with a focus on nonprofits and online media. As part of his role as Development Systems Manager, he oversees the direct mail program for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Additional articles, photos, and videos by Stephen J. Grant have appeared on websites such as Paste Magazine, The Huffington Post, BookTrib, Seven Scribes, and many others. In April 2016 he self-published the novella The Hero in Me, which he calls, “an introduction to a story I hope to revisit again later in my writing.” He also premiered the self-made short film, AFRO BRASIL, which the site Seven Scribes described as a “journey to connect with Afro-Brazilians over shared roots.”
Additional work in communications:
In February 2014 Stephen made his curatorial debut with Once In A Lifetime at the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.
Stephen is also a former radio host, which is where his Radio Stevie moniker comes from. His radio experience began in 2010 with a college radio show on Southern Connecticut State University’s WSIN. Later, Stephen introduced the Arts ON AIR talk show for WPKN, an alternative FM station in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The show, which was introduced by Stephen, served as a promotional tool for members of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, where Stephen worked as the Communications Manager. Guests included The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven Ballet, New Haven Museum and much more.
In December 2014, Stephen moved to São Paulo, Brazil, where he worked as an artist and freelance English coach for business professionals at places such as Google Brasil. He returned in 2017 and served as the Operations Manager for the New Haven Land Trust, a small, but might environmental nonprofit in New Haven, CT. In the summer of 2018, he joined the development team at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England as the Development Systems Manager.