Young Arts Professionals
Training and Connecting the Next Generation of Arts Leaders
The arts in America cannot thrive without an empowered, connected and well-prepared next generation of arts leaders. For that reason, Americans for the Arts supports the growth of talented young arts professionals through programs like our Emerging Leaders Network, our Art Leadership Classrooms, our national and local convenings, and more.
There may be some local groups you can join! View our list of Local Emerging Leaders Networks.
First, connect with people already in the field (network)!
Second, learn as much as you can about the field’s career options and issues (study).
And, third, get involved locally or nationally (volunteer & intern).
The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) is the best resource for you. The directory offered on their website is not an endorsement of any particular program, but rather a jumping off point for you to begin your search for the right program!
You should start by reading this: Starting a Local Emerging Leaders Network
The Listserv is a forum to discuss urgent issues and get input from your peers or maybe share a thought-provoking article or news item or receive regular scholarship and fellowship information. (You must be a member of Americans for the Arts to subscribe).
The Emerging Leader Council is an elected working advisory body to Americans for the Arts and assists in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide.
Take a look here for a compilation of resources.
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On November 10-13, the NAMP Conference and more than 650 arts marketers from across the country will head to Memphis, TN to explore latest arts marketing trends, skills and innovations in technology. Register by August 25 to lock in early-bird pricing and save up to $100.
Americans for the Arts members can apply for one of five scholarship opportunities to attend the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Memphis.
Americans for the Arts knows that engaging business employees through volunteerism and the arts is key to fostering a desirable work environment, increasing efficiency and morale, and doing good in the community. We're pleased to announce the release of our fourth workbook in a series dedicated to helping nonprofits start arts-based employee volunteer and engagement programs, focused on Berea College's AIR Institute arts incubator program.
As part of its recently released Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts initiative, Cincinnati-based United Arts Fund, ArtsWave, has announced its’ new strategy will allocate funding based on five community goals.
The Michigan Film Office announced that it is re-branding as the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. Having been established as a film office since 1979, the new Michigan Film & Digital Media Office believes its name change will better reflect its expanded portfolio in growing Michigan’s creative media industry.
Now that it's back-to-school time and upcoming National Arts Education Week is right around the corner (September 14 - 18), WorldWideLearn's May article on the 15 most inspiring cities for young arts professionals and arts students piques our interest yet again.
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