Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Quarterly Coffee Talks

Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

  • March 2019 Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Coffee Talk

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    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools.

    imageMarch 2019 

    Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Network Coffee Talk


    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

    Join Suzan Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County as she shares her career journey, successes and challenges and how having close relationships have been helpful along the way.

    Hosted by Ruby Lopez Harper, Director of Local Arts Services

    Ruby Lopez Harper (Moderator)

    Director of Local Arts Services

    Ruby is the Director of Local Arts Services for Americans for the Arts. She is the Co-chair for the National Coalition on Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, serves as Co-chair on the Support for Individual Artist Steering Committee for Grantmakers in the Arts and serves on the WETA Community Advisory Council. She is also on the board of the Gard Foundation. Prior to joining AFTA, Ruby was the Director of Grants and Services at the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, OH. At the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ruby focused on grantmaking, community development, economic development and tourism, and public art. She has a varied background that includes corporate affairs, marketing, and business administration. She served on the Emerging Leaders Council for Americans for the Arts and was the primary contact for the Arts and Economic Impact Study for Central Ohio. She also worked with PhilanthropyOhio on their Member Services Committee.

    Suzan Jenkins

    Chief Executive Officer, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

    Suzan E. Jenkins, CEO, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland has been a visionary leader in the non-profit arts and culture sector for over twenty years, serving in executive positions at the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution and the Recording Industry Association of America.

     

    A Peabody Award winning producer of the radio series Let the Good Times Roll for Public Radio International, Jenkins has often been recognized for her leadership and entrepreneurial endeavors, including by the Gazette of Politics and Business, Women Business Leaders of Maryland, Jazz Alliance International, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

     

    As an educator, Jenkins has served as Executive in Residence in the College of Music at Loyola University and as Adjunct Professor at both American and George Mason Universities. As co-founder of the Nonprofit Energy Alliance, Jenkins is the winner of the 2012 Washingtonian Green Giant Award.

     

    Jenkins serves on the Board of Nonprofit Montgomery; as a member of the Silver Spring, MD Arts and Entertainment Advisory Committee; as Co-Chair of the Women of Color in the Arts Mentoring Committee; on the Community Advisory Council of WETA and on the American University Arts Management Advisory Council. Jenkins recently completed her fellowship with National Arts Strategies: Chief Executive Program and a former Board member of Culture Capital and of DataArts, previously known as the Cultural Data Project.

     

    Suzan Jenkins holds an Honorary Degree in Public Service from Montgomery College, MD; a BS in Psychology and Management, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

  • May 2019 Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Coffee Talk

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/29/2019

    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools.

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    May 2019 

    Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Network Coffee Talk


    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

    Join De Andrea Nichols, Director of Design & Social Practice with Civic Creatives to hear about her journey, artistic endeavors and advice on finding motivation and embracing personal brand.

    Hosted by Joshua Heim, Arts Program Manager, City of Bellevue, Community Development Department

    De Andrea Nichols

    Director of Design & Social Practice, Civic Creatives

    De Nichols is a designer, social entrepreneur, and keynote lecturer who mobilizes young creative change makers through the production of interactive experiences, digital media, and social initiatives .

    Based in St. Louis, MO, De is the Principal of Design & Social Practice Civic Creatives, a design and strategy collective she founded in 2015 to help cities more boldly develop creative solutions for the civic and social challenges they face. As a national keynote presenter and lecturer, De champions the power of design and storytelling to inspire and equip audiences to spark creative social change across their communities.

    Because of her leadership, Nichols has been deemed as a national Ideas that Matter recipient, a two-time Clinton Global Initiative innovator, and a St. Louis Visionary for her community impact. She additionally is a 2017/18 Citizen Artist Fellow of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts  and a 2018 Artist Fellow with the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, MO.

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    Joshua Heim

    Arts Program Manager, City of Bellevue, Community Development Department

    Joshua Heim is the Arts Program Manager at the City of Bellevue and was the cultural arts administrator for the City of Redmond. Before that, he spent 10 years in the heritage and museum field, starting his career at Kaho‘oilina, a scholarly journal in Honolulu dedicated to preserving the Hawaiian language and supporting Hawaiian language immersion schools. He went on to work at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, where he developed community-based exhibitions and managed the award winning YouthCAN program. 

    Heim has taught museology courses and workshops at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Immigration Sites of Conscience and the Northwest Indian College. His interests include new approaches to public art, creative place-making and Washington state’s cultural community. He serves on the 4Culture arts advisory committee and the board of Cultural Access Washington. He has an M.A. in cultural studies from UW Bothell and a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Lewis and Clark College.