DIALogues | Moving Change Forward: Shifting Influence for Transformation in the Arts
Recorded On: 06/25/2021
About this Webinar
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.
Arts leader and educator Anthony Meyers will present a model for advancing change by engaging a combination of strategies, conditions, and people as levers to shift influence through collective engagement and distributed forms of power.
Participants will walk away with:
- Tangible skills and techniques utilized by a model for advancing change
- Strategies and ideas in critically thinking about field wide change and distributed forms of power
Please note that while this session is open to all, it was curated with the intention of supporting college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders traditionally underrepresented within the arts field.
Anthony D. Meyers has over twenty years of experience in grants and program management, consulting, facilitation, and organizational change. Currently, Mr. Meyers works as a senior program officer for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and is an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Baruch College/City University of New York. He has served as an arts administrator and collaborated on program design, strategic planning and fund development, board and donor cultivation, for a wide range of nonprofit cultural organizations across the New York tri-state area.
In 2017, Mr. Meyers created Leading ChangeMakers (LCM), which utilizes education, consulting, and research to achieve racial equity in arts leadership. LCM is headquartered in NYC and provides administrative and professional development services nationally. The company works with organizations and cultural workers to create sustainable systemic change as it relates to power inequalities. Its consultants are arts administrators, leaders, facilitators, educators, coaches, and experts from diverse cultural organizations.
His love of the arts started with his early work as a performing and visual artist. Mr. Meyers has an M.S. in Organizational Change Management and post-masters Certificate in Leadership and Change from The New School, and a B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University. His research interests include leadership, identity, and power, and their interplay within organizations and industry ecosystems.