Keiko Sono founded Forge Collective to explore a system that aligns with the intrinsic values and motivations of people, especially artists and creators. She served as a think tank member for Creatives Rebuild New York, a large-scale guaranteed income and employment initiative for New York State artists. She directed Catskill Waters, a public outreach program funded by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner fellowship and two Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist Grant. She served as Visiting Artist at SUNY Ulster Community College and at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.