Live Events

  • DIALogues | The Impact of Mentorship

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/15/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Mentorship is an important way pre-career and emerging arts leaders can gain transformational knowledge, strong networks, and lifetime collaborators; especially for BIPOC arts administrators. In this panel discussion, we speak with two individuals who have been impacted by mentorship themselves, and have continued to create change in the field by becoming mentors themselves. Join Elise Drew Leon and Esther Jeong in a conversation on the impact mentorship has on BIPOC arts leaders.

  • DIALogues | Professional Development Collection

    Contains 8 Product(s)

    In this 8-part collection curated for pre-career and emerging arts leaders underrepresented in arts leadership, participants will gain new knowledge from arts leaders, peers, and colleagues in a safe and encouraging space to practice their own skills and creative thought.

  • The Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts (Summer 2021)

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    The Experts’ Guide to Marketing the Arts is a course equipping small and mid-sized arts organizations with the marketing and audience engagement tools to broaden and deepen their relationships with audiences. This is a six-module online course with the goal of supporting art organizations across the country by exploring topics like audience development, digital marketing, and other current marketing trends.

  • 2020 Profile of Local Arts Agencies: Pandemic Edition

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/17/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will discuss findings from the 2020 Profile of Local Arts Agencies, our annual survey of the LAA field. Conducted during the fall of 2020, the findings provide a first look at how LAAs have been impacted by, and are responding to, the pandemic. Join us as Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts, discusses the budgets, programs, and operations of the nation’s local arts agencies and shares the updated interactive LAA Dashboard and online tools.

  • DIALogues | Moving Change Forward: Shifting Influence for Transformation in the Arts

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/25/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    We are in a moment of great change, in the world, the US, across regions, cities, and local communities. Nonprofit arts organizations have been navigating immense and drastic changes in the face of the pandemic. In this national period of social unrest, arts administrators face challenges in moving change forward within organizations and across the arts sector when it comes to fostering practices and behaviors that embrace access, equity, and inclusion.

  • DIALogues | Parallels & Intersections

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/02/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In a brief presentation, Eddy Kwon (they/them) will share excerpts from past & current creative work, as well as an overview of their experiences as a non-profit arts administrator & fundraiser in the fields of contemporary music, creative youth development, and equitable community development. Eddy is a trans non-binary femme 2nd generation Korean American raised in the Midwest and now living in New York. They've learned from many generous mentors and colleagues over the years (though have never taken an arts administration or fundraising course) and hope to share some of the tools, resources, and strategies that have been useful to them in navigating a multidimensional creative and professional life. An open conversation will follow.

  • DIALogues | Cover Letters, Resumes and More!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/09/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, participants will learn about the language (or rhetoric) of showcasing yourself in professional settings in writing. This session will resumes, cover letters, professional bios, and the process of tailoring those pieces of writing based on your current career goals, through the lens of arts management. Lead by arts management consultant, educator, and researcher, Brea M. Heidelberg, this webinar will be a great way for pre-career and emerging arts leaders to think about ways to highlight their experience.

  • 2021 Member Briefings

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at

  • DIALogues | Using the Arts as a Catalyst for Community Impact

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/16/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    More information to come.

  • DIALogues | For the Culture: Creating an Innovative Arts Program from Scratch

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    How does one create a community-centered, collaborative, meaningful, and impactful arts program – from scratch? Adaobi Okolue, Executive Director + Publisher at the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) will dive deep into how her TCMA curated and cultivated one of their programs. Our Space Is Spoken For, is a project where community members and artists of color come together to reclaim space. When community storytellers and artists come together, Our Space hopes to rewrite the narratives of how historically marginalized communities live, breathe, and grow. Learn about how Adaobi and TCMA ideated this project, collaborated with community members, and ultimately was able to create impactful art pieces in the community.