Monday, April 29, 2019

As work continues in the field to find stronger ways to support and connect leaders of color in the sector, Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the recent addition of a Facebook group to augment the programming planned for the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network (ACLCN). The Facebook group will join the portfolio which includes the newly launched Leaders of Color Forum, a professional development program; the quarterly Coffee Talk series on ArtsU, showcasing leaders in the field in conversation, sharing their insights and experiences; and a dedicated member listserv. 

Launched in October 2018 in response to feedback from the field at last year's Annual Convention in Denver, the ACLCN started with a small Steering Committee of 15 individuals who represent a broad range of field voices. Leveraging the Facebook group will give the work that is happening a bridge between members and non-members. In the coming year, Americans for the Arts also plans to connect with other networks supporting art administrators of color in the country to ensure this work is relevant, robust, and not redundant.

Not a member of the ACLCN listserv? After logging into your Americans for the Arts member profile, you can add the listserv to begin receiving periodic communications. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact Director of Local Arts Services Ruby Lopez Harper.