Inside the NEA: A Look at 2014 local arts agency funding trends and opportunities
Recorded On: 02/05/2014
Join us as we welcome staff from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Local Arts Agencies / Challenge America Fast-Track programs who discuss local arts agency funding trends and opportunities at the NEA. We will also discuss the upcoming local arts agency census that Americans for the Arts will be conducting in collaboration with the NEA. Learn about this comprehensive survey designed to benchmark the financial health and programmatic trends of the richly varied, highly diverse, and extremely important work of the nation's 5,000 LAAs and the communities they serve.
Presented by: Michael Killoren, Director for Local Arts Agencies and the Challenge America Fast-Track, National Endowment for the Arts; Theresa Cameron, Local Arts Agency Services Program Manager, Americans for the Arts.
Director for Local Arts Agencies and the Challenge America Fast-Track, National Endowment for the Arts
Michael Killoren is responsible for the grantmaking processes for Local Arts Agencies (LAA's), developing partnerships to advance the LAA field as a whole, and the Challenge America Fast-Track program. Most recently, Mr. Killoren served as director of Seattle's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, a cabinet-level position, from 2002 through 2010, where he led the city department's funding and public art programs, developed policy initiatives to increase public access to arts and culture, and established a groundbreaking partnership to restore arts education in Seattle Public Schools.