I simply cannot believe the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium is 2 days away! After a year of planning, waiting, and tweeting, finally the day is near where over 200 arts managers from all over the country will converge at American University to share lessons learned and discuss how to lead this ever-evolving field. But with a 9-5, jam-packed day (with breaks, but many activities), hundreds of people, and plenty of things to choose from, it can be a bit much if you aren’t prep
As you know from last year, I have perfected my list of where to go, eat, and drink in DC over EALS weekend over my 10+ years in DC. So, it’s only right that I do it one more time. After 8 months away in Chicago and London, I had a lot of fieldwork to do, aka stuffing my face, once I got back in January. It was a tough mission, but a worthy one. I’d like to thank my friends who informed me of the best new spots that emerged while I was away and even dragged me away from the l
We are only five days away from the most ambitious symposium yet. The EALS committee has spent many hours together, planning, coordinating, and sometimes dancing, to ensure that #EALS2016 lives up to the greatest expectations of everyone planning to attend. When you ask us what we’re excited for, we’ll all agree that EALS has an incredible line-up of speakers, but beyond that we are each looking forward to different things… Zenia I’m excited to see so many arts managers come
For our last panel announcement (!), we’re focusing on the intersection of law and art. See our recent post from Helene Genetos for a great interview with her cousin, lawyer and former Gallery Director Christina Pannos for a look into the art law field and read on to learn more about our panelists for the Law and Art: Simplifying the Complex below! Christine Haight Farley, Panelist Christine Haight Farley is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law.
By Diana Freeberg, guest writer. Photo credit: “Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian. When I was in high school, I remember reading a book called Where the Birds Never Sing. The book, written by Jack Sacco, was based off of the stories of his father, one of many soldiers to participate in the liberation of Dachau in 1945. When I read this book, I had no concept of the term “genocide,” and I had no knowledge of its modern-day history. Basically, I didn’t know it was still happening. A
Megan Crigger, this year’s closing keynote, took the time to answer some tough questions for our blog. Her answers only make us more excited to welcome her at EALS 2016. Read the following Q & A for details on creating ArtCap, a micro-loan program for artists, the kind of condiment Megan sees herself as, and more. You can read Megan’s bio here. When you were starting your career, what advice were you grateful to receive?
I would say I’ve learned more through trial and error
EALS is less than two weeks away so it’s time to get you prepared for a full day at this year’s symposium. If you’ve been following us closely, you know we’ve been rolling out great panel line ups like Building a Community Using Arts Education and Organizational Renewal. But the symposium is much more than panels and keynotes… If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, get it today! Colleague Connect: Quality over Quantity Networking EALS welcomes arts leaders from all around
At EALS 2016 we want to have a conversation about how and when to take that step, the surprises that can come up and the major lessons learned along the way. Our panelists have been through this process and are here to answer your questions through an incredible, specialized look at how to renew your organization and rebrand in the realm of Washington, DC. The opportunity for such a case study is rare especially with our moderator at the helm. We are thrilled to see how these
With the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium fastly approaching, we’re excited to announce our second keynote speaker Megan Crigger, Director of Creative Services for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Office of Culture and Creative Services. Read her full bio below. Appointed in January 2015, Megan Crigger is the Director of Creative Services for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Office of Culture and Creative Services, where she advises city leaders in policy and programs that
We often discuss the arts in regard to the impact on our community, well-being, education system and economy. Recently, discussion of the role and rights of art workers has become a more prominent aspect of the conversation. The great paradox of art being priceless is that it can come at a great cost to artists and the laborers employed by arts institutions. In the face of an organization’s financial distress, who can ensure that artists and laborers are guaranteed consistent
In partnership with Americans for the Arts, we are presenting Building a Community: Using Arts Education to Empower Youth Voice. The arts are vital to community development. The education of young people is a responsibility of our communities. How can we leverage the transformative power of the arts to build youth voice? How can youth voice inform our creative communities? These questions and more will be at the center of the conversation with national leaders in arts educati