Private Sector Network Council Members

Council Chair; President & CEO, Fund for the Arts
Council Vice-Chair: Co-Founder, IDEAS xLab
Creative Director, LeBasse Projects
President, ArtsBuild
Cultural Curator, IVY
Director, Creative Industries Acceleration, Pittsburgh Technology Council
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
Program Officer, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Director, Culture and Creative Economy, City of Sacramento
President & CEO, Creative Many Michigan
President & CEO, ArtsFund
President & CEO, ArtsWave
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Chief Creative Economy Officer, Government of DC Office of Cable TV, Film, Music, and Entertainment
Executive Director, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
Director of Culture, Connecticut Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Event Systems Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
Director of Creative Economy, Arlington County Creative Economy
Executive Director, Triangle Art Works

The Private Sector Council is an advisory group charged with helping Americans for the Arts develop and implement private sector initiatives programs, and to serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector. Every year, Americans for the Arts invites all members to nominate themselves or a colleague to the Private Sector Council.

The council:

  • Meets with Americans for the Arts' staff quarterly, twice in person and twice over the phone
  • Assists with the development and workshopping of private sector-related tools and resources
  • Contributes to Artsblog with arts and business-related stories from their communities
  • Participates in research and program evaluations conducted by Americans for the Arts
  • Helps foster deeper connections between their local communities, the private sector, and Americans for the Arts
  • Plays a role in selecting the recipient of the annual Michael Newton Award which recognizes an individual for his or her innovation in developing arts and business partnerships