Tamara Bates, Board Member

Tamara Bates


Tamara Bates is a former financial advisor for UBS and Raymond James. She also spent much of her career in nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy, as the Development Director of the Santa Fe Waldorf School and as a Program Officer at the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Tamara founded the program, The Dots Between, at the start of COVID-19 to help artists diversify their revenue streams. This is a six-month fellowship on financial sustainability serving its first cohort of 19 artists across New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.  She holds a BA from the College of Santa Fe and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Child Development from Tufts University. She is an Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe, appointed by the Mayor and on the boards of Southwest Creations Collaborative and Tomorrow’s Women.