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  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/25/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar is a part of the 2022 Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection. Power sharing needs to begin at ALL levels before you can consider creating a shared executive leadership structure. This workshop will introduce attendees to the process currently ongoing at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York to create a new executive leadership structure that aligns with the organization’s values.

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    About this Webinar

    February 25 at 3:00pm ET


    Power sharing needs to begin at ALL levels before you can consider creating a shared executive leadership structure. This workshop will introduce attendees to the process currently ongoing at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York to create a new executive leadership structure that aligns with the organization’s values.

    Participants will walk away with:

    • An introduction to functional power sharing at all management and co-working levels as a tool for change.
    • Language to begin conversations about shared leadership with all stakeholders within their organization.
    • Ideas about how to collaborate between Staff and Board.

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this session. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

    Audrey Rush

    Senior Manager of Individual Giving and Events

    A.R.T./New York

    Audrey Rush (she/her)- A.R.T./New York's Senior Manager of Individual Giving and Events is dedicated to creating innovative and compassionate spaces where theatre makers and supporters can come together.  Her work ranges from event coordination and community outreach to the development of A.R.T./New York's individual donor programming and messaging. Outside of the virtual office, Audrey is an advocate for compassion and inclusion, a comedy writer, director, and the cohost of If These Walls... A Storytelling Podcast. She divides her time between New York and Columbus, Ohio, where she proudly dons her "Fun Aunt" hat.

    David Shane

    Senior Manager of Programs

    A.R.T./New York

    David E. Shane (he/him/his) is the Senior Manager of Programs for A.R.T./New York where he is responsible for administering Professional Development, Access, Education and Anti-Oppression Initiatives for over 400 member organizations. Alongside the A.R.T./New York team, he developed and teaches a theatre-specific Sexual Harassment Prevention Training curriculum which meets the legal requirements of NYC/NYS laws and provides tools for shifting the culture toward safe, consent based working environments. Prior to joining A.R.T./New York, David held positions as the Program Director for StageSource in Boston, MA and Associate Artistic Director of the Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY where in addition to artistic planning and producing he oversaw the organization's marketing and fundraising efforts. He is also a freelance director specializing in the development and production of new work for the American stage. 

    Website: www.davideshane.com

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/18/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar is a part of the 2022 Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection. Carol Tatch and Della Rae, new leaders of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, OR, will offer insights into the strategic journey their organization has taken to accomplish its mission and lead with its Core Values. This journey has led the organization to adopt a shared leadership model that has them serving to direct and lead the external and internal operations, respectively. This session will center their experiences as shared leadership executives and discuss what it means for an organization to intentionally lean in and make this transitional step to focus on equity and be responsive to, meet, and exceed community needs.

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    About this Webinar

    February 18 at 3:00pm ET


    Carol Tatch and Della Rae, new leaders of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, OR, will offer insights into the strategic journey their organization has taken to accomplish its mission and lead with its Core Values. This journey has led the organization to adopt a shared leadership model that has them serving to direct and lead the external and internal operations, respectively. This session will center their experiences as shared leadership executives and discuss what it means for an organization to intentionally lean in and make this transitional step to focus on equity and be responsive to, meet, and exceed community needs.

    Participants will walk away with:

    • A sense of how an organization can prepare for leadership transitions - Leaning into Critical Conversations
    • Insight into the intent behind and impact of a shared leadership model - Intentionality vs. Performative engagement
    • Guidance on how to approach organizational and structural change – Best thinking from an organization that is in the middle of its change

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this session. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

    Della Rae

    Chief of Internal Operations

    Regional Arts & Culture Council

    Della Rae joins the leadership team of RACC to lead People & Culture with over ten years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Administrative Management. She is passionate about prioritizing people and inclusion as a pillar of long-term strategy for sustainable agencies. Nonprofit consulting and board member service are also strengths she brings to the table.

    Her work in the sector began when she co-founded a local nonprofit that connected community needs with resources. For her efforts she received numerous local, regional and national community service and leadership awards.

    Della is an author, self-agency advocate and is also certified in Human Resource Management. She knows what it takes for an organization to thrive. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

    Carol Tatch

    Chief of External Operations

    Regional Arts & Culture Council

    Carol joins her colleagues at RACC in 2020 with a grateful heart! An Oregon resident for 14 years, Carol has enjoyed the opportunity to help the most vulnerable populations in this state and internationally.

    She brings to RACC 30 years of experience in Philanthropy, Development, Leadership, and Community Engagement, Program Development, and Team building. Athough a native of the Atlantic Southeast, Carol has found the Pacific Northwest to be the perfect place to further hone her skills and talents in leadership and philanthropic engagement for non-profit social justice, arts, humanitarian, and social services programs. As an engaged listener her favorite words are, “Tell me your story.”

    Carol has certifications in Nonprofit Management, Meeting and Event Planning, Executive Leadership and Development, and has completed WVDO’s Executive Leadership Academy. As a non-stop learner, she embraces the opportunities to become a better human that continually arise from professional and social education and training. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/11/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar is a part of the 2022 Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection. In this session ACI's Andrea Gordillo (she/they), Co-Director of Community Weaving, and Marian Taylor Brown (she/her), Co-Director of Collective Abundance, will discuss the tipping points and deep thought and heart work that led to this new model. They will also share initial findings from the model's implementation over the last year, and open for community discussion.

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    About this Webinar

    February 11 at 3:00pm ET


    Arts Connect International (ACI) is a Boston-based non-profit whose mission is to build equity and inclusion in and through the arts. ACI accomplishes this through sector support, leadership nurturing, research, and community convenings. They are known for their innovative programs like the Cultural Equity Learning Community, Arts Equity Summit, and Cultural Equity Incubator, amongst others. Working towards internal congruence in equity practices, in July 2021 ACI launched their co-director model, challenging the notions of non-profit industrial structures that are predicated on top-down, neoliberal, and white supremacist structures. The co-director model looks to examine and deconstruct power in the pursuit of collective action and equity. In this session ACI's Andrea Gordillo (she/they), Co-Director of Community Weaving, and Marian Taylor Brown (she/her), Co-Director of Collective Abundance, will discuss the tipping points and deep thought and heart work that led to this new model. They will also share initial findings from the model's implementation over the last year, and open for community discussion.

    Participants will walk away with:

    • Explore how traditional non-profit leadership structures and models often perpetuate white supremacy culture
    • Examine alternative liberatory models, specifically one centered in collective leadership

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this session. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

    Andrea Gordillo

    Co-Director of Community Weaving

    Arts Connect International

    Andrea is an ACI Artist Leader Alumni, from the 2016 - 2017 Artist-in-Residence cohort. Andrea's residency took place in Mexico and focused on trans-national migration through participatory mixed-media arts. Andrea is currently co-founder of Selva Records, a transnational feminist audiovisual production house that intentionally disrupts the music industry with intersectional feminist culture. Andrea is also a doctoral candidate at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, having previously earned their EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and their BA from Emerson College. At UCLA Andrea's work focuses on performance, identity and social justice artist collectives globally. Resides on Mexica land, the Muiscas are from what we now refer to as Bogotá. Pronouns she/they.

    Marian Taylor Brown

    Co-Director of Collective Abundance

    Arts Connect International

    Marian is an artist, educator, scholar, innovator and equitable practices advocate. Her work leverages art as a tool for transformational social change and creative justice. Marian is the Founder of the Boston-based non-profit, Arts Connect International (ACI) which works to build equity and inclusion in and through the arts. Previously she worked in arts and culture leadership roles at Open Door Arts, the Art & Global Health Center Africa, and ARTZ: Artist’s for Alzheimer’s, and in research roles at the Institute for Community Inclusion, Project Zero and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care. Throughout her education and work experience, Marian has continued to work as a visual artist; her current studio investigation surrounds art as meditation for self relation, reflection and interrogation. Marian defended her PhD at the School for Global Inclusion & Social Development (SGISD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston in January 2020, where her research focused on examining cultural equity within the arts and culture sector. Marian earned her EdM in Arts in Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and her BA in Studio Art, with a minor in Education, graduating with distinction in Studio Art from Colorado College. Resides on the land of the Massachusett peoples, in Dorchester, MA. Pronouns she/her.


  • Contains 3 Product(s)

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement.

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    About the Collection

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement.

    ACES webinars

    February 11: Blueprinting a Circular Model for Collective Leadership at 3:00pm ET

    February 18: Taking Intentional Steps Towards Shared Leadership for a Local Arts Agency in Portland, OR at 3:00pm ET

    February 25: Exploring Functional Power Sharing as Tools for Change at 3:00pm ET

    ACES | Mid-Career Leaders will:

    • Engage leaders in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts field
    • Provide opportunities for mid-career arts leaders to discuss how to navigate and succeed in the arts field
    • Support arts administrators from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership in accessing professional development programming with practical tools to help advance their career pathways 
    • Create space for participants to learn more about the field through discussions with arts administrators whose center cultural equity

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this collection. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/26/2022 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Local arts leaders and their agencies are poised to be strong partners with their local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations (EDOs) in community-wide efforts to attract businesses, retain talent, and equitably rebuild from COVID-19 while navigating the influx of federal dollars through the CARES and American Rescue Plan Acts (ARPA). This intensive workshop will present case studies of these networks working together and offer training on how to build these partnerships for mutual benefit. The workshop will explore how chambers and EDOs build business incentive packages in competition with other communities, while examining the community impact of those deals. It will explore how arts leaders can work alongside these partners to leverage arts and culture for the success of attracting and retaining businesses, while improving the overall health and vitality of their community.

    This ArtsU Intensive, originally scheduled for December 2, 2021, has been rescheduled to January 26, 2022. If you have any questions, please email us at artsu@artsusa.org.

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    January 26, 2022 from 1:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET

    Local arts leaders and their agencies are poised to be strong partners with their local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations (EDOs) in community-wide efforts to attract businesses, retain talent, and equitably rebuild from COVID-19 while navigating the influx of federal dollars through the CARES and American Rescue Plan Acts (ARPA). This intensive workshop will present case studies of these networks working together and offer training on how to build these partnerships for mutual benefit. The workshop will explore how chambers and EDOs build business incentive packages in competition with other communities, while examining the community impact of those deals. It will explore how arts leaders can work alongside these partners to leverage arts and culture for the success of attracting and retaining businesses, while improving the overall health and vitality of their community. 

    Through this ArtsU Intensive, participants will...

    • Learn about Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations' roles in attracting and retaining businesses.
    • Examine case studies of communities that have activated their chamber and EDO relationships to integrate the arts into economic development projects.
    • Learn how Chambers and EDOs are navigating COVID-19 relief and recovery opportunities to advance equity, and how the arts might be leveraged in those contexts. 

    Need a refresher on the basics of building partnerships with chambers of commerce? Check out Part 1 of the “How to Partner with Your Chamber of Commerce” series which includes on-demand sessions and a toolkit. 


    ABOUT ARTSU INTENSIVES

    ArtsU Intensives are extended deep dive learning sessions of hyper-focused topics. These enriched e-learning sessions are an opportunity for members of the field to interact with, engage and immerse in crucial topics and concepts. Members of Americans for the Arts can access this activity at a discounted rate.

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this ArtsU Intensive. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    Garry Clark

    President & CEO

    Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

    Clark has been in the economic development field for 14 years. In early 2019, Clark published his first work as a published author, with the memoir, Unlikely Viking – From the D.C. Projects to Rural Nebraska.  Clark completed a TedxOmaha Talk at Creighton University in 2019, his talk was titled, “Running shoes, Food stamps, and Cornfields “, the talk can be found on YouTube. Clark currently works as the President & CEO at Economic Alliance Snohomish County, which is the county north of Seattle Washington. Snohomish County represents 820,000 people. Prior to his move to Washington State Clark lead the Greater Fremont Development Council, in Fremont, Nebraska as its President & CEO for 3 years. Clark currently serves as President of the National Rural Economic Developer’s Association. Clark also joined the Washington Economic Developers Association’s board of directors this summer and is a Leadership Nebraska Alum. In late, 2018, Clark was awarded the Midland Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award for his aggressive workforce housing efforts in Fremont, Nebraska. Garry received his BA in Sociology from Dana College, Blair, N.E. and his Master of Science in Urban Studies/Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Although his Alma mater (Dana College) is no more, Garry was inducted into the Dana College Hall of Fame for Track and Field in 2010 and received the Outstanding Young Alum Award in 2018. He holds 11 records (most ever in the school’s history) and was the first male National Champion for Dana College. Prior to his work in Nebraska, Clark started out as a City Planner-Mainstreet Manager and Economic Development Specialist in Florida and in Washington, D.C. Clark is a father of 3, Azlyn (12), Delano (6), and Camilla (4), and the husband of 15 years to his wife, Tina who has been an educator for almost 20 years.


    Economic Alliance of Snohomish County Website

    Alecia T. Kintner

    President & CEO

    ArtsWave

    Since 2014, Alecia Kintner has been Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati’s engine for the arts, ArtsWave. Under her direction, ArtsWave created a multi-faceted diversity, equity, inclusion and access plan ("Lifting as We Learn"); launched an African American performing arts series ("Flow"); developed a 10-year community impact strategy for 100 arts organizations ("Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts Sector"); piloted first-ever cultural tourism marketing campaigns; and raised and invested more than $80 million in arts activities that build a more vibrant and connected Cincinnati. Her advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in $14 million in federal dollars for arts relief in the region. Alecia has developed groundbreaking partnerships with the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Business Courier, Cincinnati Experience, BLINK® Cincinnati, Regional Tourism Network and CVG Airport. Alecia has championed inclusion through the creation of a Women’s Leadership Roundtable, Circle of African American Leaders, ArtsWave Pride and ArtsWave YP. In 2020, the Cincinnati Business Courier named Alecia as one of “10 Women Who Mean Business.”

    Alecia is a board member of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau; Cincinnati Experience (CX); a member of the Cincinnati Women’s Executive Forum; and is a past chair of the Private Sector Council of Americans for the Arts. She is the recipient of AFTA’s 2004 Michael Newton Award for innovation in united arts fundraising.

    Alecia’s previous professional roles include 10 years as deputy director of the Greater Hartford Arts Council; Vice President for Advancement at the Connecticut Science Center; Development Director at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop; and dance writer for The Moscow Times in Russia. Alecia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Journalism emphasizing dance history and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, from schools in her native Southern California. She has guided more than $100 million in local arts philanthropy over the course of her career.

    ArtsWave Website

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    The 11th Street Bridge Park will become the District of Columbia’s first elevated park, connecting the historic Anacostia and Capitol Hill neighborhoods that are geographically divided by the Anacostia River. Over the past six years, the project has expanded its work to include major investments in the neighborhood in the areas of affordable housing, workforce development, small business, and cultural equity. This webinar will focus on the development of the project’s Equitable Development Plan, and in particular, the addition of cultural equity strategies.

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    January 19, 2022 @ 3:00 PM ET

    The 11th Street Bridge Park will become the District of Columbia’s first elevated park, connecting the historic Anacostia and Capitol Hill neighborhoods that are geographically divided by the Anacostia River. Over the past six years, the project has expanded its work to include major investments in the neighborhood in the areas of affordable housing, workforce development, small business, and cultural equity. This webinar will focus on the development of the project’s Equitable Development Plan, and in particular, the addition of cultural equity strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Leaders will learn how to prioritize equitable development when starting any new project and the engagement tools that can be utilized to do this work with your community.
    • Along with specific success stories around job training, housing security and economic development, participants will learn how the Bridge Park is working to preserve and promote the stories, culture and heritage of neighboring residents.

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this ArtsU webinar. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program.

    Irfana Jetha Noorani

    Cultural Organizer, Artist, Producer and Administrator

    Irfana Jetha Noorani (she/her/hers) is a cultural organizer, artist, producer and administrator based in Washington, D.C. She supports neighborhoods, public spaces, cultural organizations, and philanthropic institutions with equitable planning processes and programming that center people of color and justice-based outcomes in their work.

    She currently serves as a Senior Fellow to the High Line Networkand a Senior Consultant to Transform 1012 N. Main Street and the 11th Street Bridge Park.

    From 2014 – 2020, Irfana served as a founding staff member and the Deputy Director of the 11th Street Bridge Park, a public/private partnership between the District of Columbia and the local nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River. Irfana led the Bridge Park’s cultural programming and investments; in 2018 she collaborated with local stakeholders to develop cultural strategies for the project and plan community-driven programs and other placekeeping initiatives in the adjoining neighborhoods. She promoted the project’s equity-first model by providing planning and implementation support on the Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Plan—a $56MM+ initiative to ensure that investments in nearby neighborhoods benefit current residents. Irfana also led fundraising efforts for the project and raised 82% of the project’s $139M capital campaign goal during her tenure.

    Previously, Irfana worked with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the Performing Arts Program and for New York Live Arts | Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She serves on the Boards of Dance Place and Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, and is a Founding  Member of Vital Little Plans, a national artist collective and giving circle that challenges the power of Eurocentric philanthropy and supports creative and disruptive initiatives that are arts-driven and community-led. Irfana was an Arts Management Fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and holds a BA in Dance & Movement Studies and International Relations from Emory University in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.

    You can read more about her work at https://www.irfanajethanoorani.com/ 

    Photo by Jared Soares

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/17/2021

    The Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) National Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that matches interns from underrepresented backgrounds within the arts with arts organizations in various communities across the country. This program strives to strengthen and advance equity in the arts management field by providing undergraduate students with exposure to dynamic leaders across a variety of arts disciplines and organizations through internship work and mentorship, access to professional development, and experience contributing to substantive projects that prepare each one for their career as arts leaders. This information session is for arts organizations interested in applying for the program as a host internship site. It will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements for applicants, program components and expectations, and a live Q & A period.

    imageAbout this Informational Session

    The Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) National Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that matches interns from underrepresented backgrounds within the arts with arts organizations in various communities across the country. This program strives to strengthen and advance equity in the arts management field by providing undergraduate students with exposure to dynamic leaders across a variety of arts disciplines and organizations through internship work and mentorship, access to professional development, and experience contributing to substantive projects that prepare each one for their career as arts leaders. 

    This information session is for arts organizations interested in applying for the program as a host internship site. It will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements for applicants, program components and expectations, and a live Q & A period.

    Participants will walk away with…

    • A background of the Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program
    • Application requirements and suggestions for arts organizations and potential arts host supervisors
    • An understanding of how the DIAL program could impact and support an arts organizations, along with potential interns.

    This informational session will include general arts hosting information but is intended for New York based arts host organizations. If you are a host from another national location, please check in with your local coordinating agency for specific questions.

    Nikki Kirk

    Equity in Arts Leadership Program Manager

    Americans for the Arts

    Nikki joined Americans for the Arts in February 2020. As the Equity in Arts Leadership Program Manager, she will work to envision, design, and implement programs to improve the entry, advancement, and leadership opportunities for historically and currently marginalized or underrepresented arts administrators in the arts and culture field.

    Nikki holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Linguistics from Pitzer College in southern California, where she solidified her interests in language, human rights, and cross-cultural understanding. She also holds a Master's degree in Arts, Festival, and Cultural Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she researched the impact of programming at the intersection of arts and social justice.Her previous work experiences include organizations across the US, such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council, El Sistema USA, Berklee College of Music, and The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, among others.

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    The Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Emerging Leaders collection provides emerging arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement.

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    About the Collection

    The Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Emerging Leaders collection provides emerging arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement.

    ACES webinars

    December 3: Exploring the Field: Equity and Arts Marketing at 3:00pm ET

    December 13: Exploring the Field: Equity and Arts Programming at 3:00pm ET

    December 16: Exploring the Field: Equitable Philanthropy in the Arts at 3:00pm ET

    ACES | Emerging Leaders will:

    • Engage leaders in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts field
    • Provide opportunities for emerging arts leaders to gain a better understanding of how to navigate and succeed in the arts field
    • Support arts administrators from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership in accessing professional development programming with practical tools to help advance their career pathways 
    • Create space for participants to learn more about the field through discussions with arts administrators whose focus center on cultural equity

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this collection. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Emerging Leaders collection provides emerging arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/16/2021

    David Holland and Sandra Aponte, experienced leaders in the philanthropy sector, will offer insights into their professional journeys in the arts sector, and the path that led them to leadership roles in philanthropy.

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    About this Webinar

    December 16 at 3:00pm ET

    David Holland and Sandra Aponte, experienced leaders in the philanthropy sector, will offer insights into their professional journeys in the arts sector, and the path that led them to leadership roles in philanthropy. This moderated session will center their experiences as people of color navigating the field. They will discuss what it means to be grant makers and will talk through some of the challenges and advice they have for emerging leaders interested in working in foundations, trusts, or other philanthropic institutions.

    Participants will walk away with:

    • A sense of how philanthropy can be a strategic tool for change;
    • A push to self-reflect about where they want to be in this field;
    • and ideas of what actions and next steps to take to improve the field.

    ARTSU SUPPORT PROGRAM

    We are pleased to be able to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this session. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here. 

    The Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Emerging Leaders collection provides emerging arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

    Sandra Aponte

    Community Impact Manager

    The Chicago Community Trust

    Sandra Aponte is program manager of community impact for The Chicago Community Trust. In this role, Aponte manages the Trust’s strategic efforts in strengthening the social impact sector. Her portfolio also includes support for arts, culture and creativity. Aponte leads the SMART Growth program, an evidence-based capacity building program.

    Aponte re-joined the Trust in 2013 to serve as a program officer overseeing the arts and culture portfolio that included capacity building, arts education and audience development. Aponte brings over 15 years of experience working in the arts and education field. Prior to joining the Trust, she was the school partnerships and programs manager at The Field Museum, leading collaborative partnerships among institutions, universities and education systems to deliver educator professional development and student programs.

    From 2006 to 2009, Aponte participated in the Fellowship in Arts and Culture Management program by The Chicago Community Trust—a highly selective, rigorous initiative that provided leadership experience through residencies at some of the most renowned cultural institutions throughout the city, including the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Children’s Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry and John G. Shedd Aquarium. Aponte’s professional experience also includes serving as the development manager for the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, program manager for the Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science and an art gallery business manager.

    Aponte earned a master’s degree in business with a concentration in international business from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Aponte is co-chair of the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development and serves as board member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

    David Holland

    Deputy Director

    Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

    David Holland is the Deputy Director at WESTAF. He leads its advocacy and public policy programs and serves as the primary liaison with federal agencies, regional arts organizations, state and local arts agencies, and state arts advocacy groups. He also leads WESTAF’s leadership and professional development programming, grantmaking, and technical assistance and consulting services across teams. Holland previously served as associate director of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, and in leadership and senior management positions with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) da Vinci Center for Innovation, VCU School of the Arts, ART 180, the Latin Ballet of Virginia, Arts & Business, and the UK innovation foundation Nesta. Holland began his career with BOP Consulting, a global consultancy on culture and the creative industries, leading projects for government departments, public agencies, universities, and international organizations as a senior consultant. He is also as an independent management consultant working primarily with clients in the arts and culture field both nationally and internationally. He serves as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and Colorado Creative Industries. He also serves on the Cultural Advocacy Group. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow, Commager Fellow, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Holland holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Amherst College and master’s degrees in international studies and diplomacy and the history of art from the University of London, SOAS.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/15/2021

    2022 is right around the corner which means state legislatures will be going into session. Hear from our national partner, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on what state legislative trends to expect. Further, hear from two statewide arts advocacy experts on how you can prepare for the 2022 state sessions and what opportunities – and challenges – exist.

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    2022 is right around the corner which means state legislatures will be going into session. Hear from our national partner, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on what state legislative trends to expect. Further, hear from two statewide arts advocacy experts on how you can prepare for the 2022 state sessions and what opportunities – and challenges – exist.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand 2022 state legislative trends
    • Understand 2022 state legislative arts opportunities and challenges 
    • Learn how to position arts organizations for legislative success

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    Wendy Underhill

    Director of Elections and Redistricting

    National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

    Wendy Underhill is the director for elections and redistricting at the National Conference of State Legislatures, headquartered in Denver. She has been with NCSL for 11 years, covering how America votes, and more recently, the census and redistricting. During election years, she follows state political changes—and notes that state politics is not always aligned with federal politics. Her mantra for 2020 was “Be Calm.” For 2021, it is “Stay Calm.” 

    NCSL Website

    Ann Marie Miller

    Director of Advocacy & Public Policy

    ArtPride New Jersey

    Ann Marie Miller is Director of Advocacy & Public Policy for the ArtPride NJ Foundation and served as its Executive Director for 20 years. Prior to joining ArtPride, Ann Marie was Director of Development at McCarter Theatre, a Tony-award winning regional theatre and performing arts center, and Grants Coordinator at the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  Ann Marie is a trustee of Arts Ed New Jersey, Young Audiences of NJ & Eastern PA, the South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and Chair of the Hightstown Cultural Arts Commission in her hometown.  A recipient of the 2015 Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award from Americans for the Arts, Ann Marie is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia with a B.S. in Art Education.

    ArtPrideNJ Website

    Jennifer Jones

    President & CEO

    Florida Cultural Alliance

    Jennifer Jones has served as an advocate, administrator, and programmer in the arts and culture industry for 20 years. As executive director of Bay Arts Alliance, she led the organization in the management and programming of a 2,500-seat performing arts center as well as a visual arts facility with multiple exhibit and educational spaces. With audiences reaching approximately 100,000 annually, she was instrumental in the coalescence of Bay County, Florida’s cultural constituency.   She is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Music and alumni of the Disney Institute and Universität Lüneburg, Goethe Institute Arts Management and Leadership Programs.  

    She has a deep conviction that the arts and culture are a path to vitality and well-being for every individual and the state of Florida. 

    Florida Cultural Alliance Website

    Jay Dick (Moderator)

    Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs

    Americans for the Arts

    Jay Dick is the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts where he works to educate and inform elected officials about the value of the arts and culture.  As a twenty-five-year veteran of K Street, Capitol Hill, the private sector, and federal, state, and local campaigns, Jay has a broad body of knowledge in the field of arts policy, government, the legislative process, and grassroots advocacy.  

    With the mandate to positively affect the policies that promote state and local funding and expansion of the arts, Jay works closely with the Americans for the Arts’ members, local arts agencies, state arts advocacy organizations, state arts agencies and other key stakeholders to accomplish this goal.  Further, he oversees Americans for the Arts’ Public Partnerships and works closely with the members and staffs of the Western Governors Association, National Governors Association, National Lt. Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislators, National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and ICMA (city/county managers).

    Jay is a past Commissioner for the Virginia Commission for the Arts and he also served on the Board of ARTSFAIRFAX where he chaired their advocacy committee. 

    Advocacy for the arts is his job but also his passion.