Connect Online

Find and connect with other arts professionals through virtual meetings, social media groups, newsletters, and directories.

Virtual Conversations
  • Creative Conversation: Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham

    Includes a Live Event on 10/30/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The American Express Emerging Leader Award recognizes visionary leadership by an individual who is a new and/or young arts leader who demonstrates an ability to engage and impact his or her community.​ Stephanie Johnson-Cunningham, museum educator and arts educator was selected as the 2019 American Express Emerging Leader​ Awardee because of her work around developing pedagogical strategies that include the cultural capital of communities, as well as her work with Museum Hue, which increases public access to the arts and opportunities for artists. Joined by Emerging Leader Council Member, Lindsay So, the two will discuss how the past shaping the future of arts leadership.

  • Creative Conversation: Roberto Bedoya

    Includes a Live Event on 10/24/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    The Public Art Network (PAN) Award is given out each year to an individual or organization that demonstrates innovative and creative contributions and/or exemplary commitment and leadership in the field of public art. Roberto Bedoya, Manager, Cultural Affairs, City of Oakland was selected as the 2019 Public Art Network Awardee because of his work and insightfulness of how the arts influence public places. Joined by Public Art Network Councilmember Lucas Antony Cowan, the two will discuss how the past shaping the future of art in the public realm.

  • Ask an Expert: Conserving & Maintaining Public Artworks

    Includes a Live Event on 10/22/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Conservators have unique skills and knowledge that help public art administrators in caring for public art collections. For this live, online event attendees will have the opportunity to connect with two public art conservation experts to ask questions regarding the care and maintenance of public art collections. Participants will gain insight into what conservators do, how to find and work with conservators, ways they can help maintain their collection, and more!

Online Groups

Emerging Arts Leaders Networks Facebook Group

Next Generation National Arts Network Facebook Group

Cultural Research Network (CRN): an open resource-sharing community of practice for anyone involved in arts- and culture-related research.


Americans for the Arts Listserv & Newsletters: stay connected on topics ranging from Arts & Business, Arts Marketing, Public Art, and Art & Social Change.

You've Cott Mail: daily digest of news for arts professionals.

Arts Management Newsletter: reports from developments in all continents and cultural fields. The newsletter is for free and published as PDF in English language.