We’re committed to serving all communities, including those with limited resources. Fees range from $500–$20,000 and are negotiated based on availability of preferred speakers and the actual cost of travel and accommodations.

The following speakers and sample topics are available. We are also happy to explore a different topic or customize a speech for your audience. Please contact us for more information about bringing a speaker to your community.

Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO

  • The Arts in America—National Trends
  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Arts & Economic Prosperity
  • Private Sector Support for the Arts

Mara Walker, Chief Operating Officer

  • Strategic Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Randy I. Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy

  • The Arts in America—National Trends
  • Arts & Economic Prosperity
  • Trends in Arts Funding
  • Local and National Arts Index
  • Private Sector Support for the Arts

Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs

  • The Arts in America—National Trends
  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Political Action for the Arts

Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives

Barbara Schaffer Bacon & Pam Korza, Co-Directors of Animating Democracy

  • Arts and Civic Engagement: the Power and Potential
  • Creative Community Engagement
  • Engaging Audiences: Making Arts Participation Meaningful

Marete Wester, Senior Director of Arts Policy

  • Arts & Healing in the Military
  • International Arts Activities
  • Private Sector Support for the Arts

Jay Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs

  • Effective Arts Advocacy 
  • State and Local Legislative Update
  • Arts & Economic Prosperity

Ruby Lopez Harper, Director of Local Arts Services

  • Cultural Tourism – Arts, Entertainment and Cultural Districts
  • Local Arts Agency – where to start, why to start, how to keep it going
  • Cross sector relationships – leveraging your relationships and resources
  • Storytelling – Utilizing advocacy and data to make your case

Patricia Walsh, Public Art Program Manager

  • Public Art Year in Review
  • Public Art and Community Design
  • Developing Percent-for-Art Ordinances

Abe Flores, Field Education and Leadership Programs Manager

  • Cross-generational teams: distributing leadership & improving communication to enhance impact
  • Young Leaders:  their vision, values, and challenges & the future of arts administration
  • Diversifying Arts Leadership: why and how we must work to ensure the arts field reflects the communities they serve

Please contact us for more information about services for your community.