The Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network strives to keep its members informed and connected. This network is an ideal way for new leaders to nurture passion for their work with others as they continue to develop their leadership potential and your commitment to the arts.
The strength of the national Emerging Leaders Network depends on cultivating strong and sustainable local emerging leader networks at universities and in communities across the country. New professionals need to develop their own cohorts of peers for continued growth, support, and renewal.
- Is there an Emerging Leader Network in your community?
Start an Emerging Leaders Network in your community!
If you would like to speak with us about starting or growing your network, please e-mail Stephanie Hanson, Leadership Development Program Manager, at email@example.com.
Through Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network resources, each community network connects nationally to one another. Americans for the Arts offers national events, tools, and programs designed for emerging leaders.
Local Arts Classroom
The Local Arts Classroom is a five-month virtual leadership development series that provides an opportunity for local arts leaders to master foundational concepts and build skills through exposure to current practice in the core areas of local arts development.
In 2013, the program will begin in January and conclude in May. Registration opens September 24, 2012.
Emerging Leaders Preconferences
As an addition to our annual convention offerings, Americans for the Arts has hosted three Emerging Leader Preconferences to promote the professional development of emerging arts leaders nationwide. Read about the most recent 2012 Emerging Leaders Preconference.
- Emerging Leaders Blog
Filled with lively discussions and intellectual exploration of issues relevant to emerging leaders, ARTSblog generates some fascinating conversations. Check out our content for emerging leaders and join the conversation by adding your comments!
- Emerging Leaders Listserv
Do you have an urgent issue and would like input from your peers? Maybe you want to share a thought-provoking article or news item or receive regular scholarship and fellowship information? Subscribe to the Emerging Leaders listserv!
(You must join Americans for the Arts as a professional member in order to subscribe to the Emerging Leaders listserv. Read more about the benefits of joining Americans for the Arts as an individual or organization.)
- Emerging Leaders Council
The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) 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. Elections for open seats on the council are held in the fall of each year.
Interested in serving on the council? Learn more about the nomination and election processes.