Holding on to What We’ve Got: New Approaches to Retaining Emerging Arts Leaders in the Field

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Jeanne Sakamoto, senior program officer, The James Irvine Foundation; Marc Vogl, program officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

In late 2009, amidst a challenging economic environment, the Hewlett and Irvine Foundations jointly invested nearly $1 million to keep smart, talented, motivated young professionals in the arts sector. In this session, Hewlett and Irvine program officers will share their research on developing and retaining next generation arts leaders and describe their collaborative approach to supporting leadership networks and capacity building at arts organizations in California. Audience members will be called upon to share their expertise, experience, and perspectives on this topic and to respond to the Hewlett/Irvine findings and grantmaking strategies.

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