2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

Who are 21st Century Arts Leaders? How Will They Remake the Field?

Monday, October 17, 2:00pm – 4:45pm
(double-length workshop session)

Minnesota West

Organized by Emiko Ono, Program Officer; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and Angie Kim, President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation.

Moderated by Angie Kim, President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation. Presented by Tamara C. Alvarado, Executive Director, School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza; Michael Courville, Founder and Principal, Open Mind Consulting; Kenneth J. Foster, Director, Arts Leadership at University of Southern California; and Marian Godfrey, Cultural Advisor and Donor, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Arts funders are being asked to support and respond to a field that is undergoing unprecedented generational and demographic change. Inspired by findings from “Moving Arts Leadership Forward,” this session will explore the implications of a changing leadership landscape. We will look at how several social changes — including shifting generational perspectives — present opportunities to develop a more diverse and equitable field. Through small-group activities and critical reflection, participants will discuss how these changes are showing up in their work and what is needed to ensure leaders and the field remain vital in the twenty-first century.