Join the Alliance for the 3rd biennial Leadership Institute — a 4 day retreat for leadership development of arts administrators, in the idyllic setting of Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Be inspired. Be Challenged. Be the leader you’ve always hoped you’d be. Whether an executive director, program manager, or other staff, discover your own leadership style and build the confidence and skills to lead an organization that supports artists of any discipline. The Leadership Institute will be led by Paula Manley and Sonya Shah, consultants who specialize in assisting organizations with embracing diversity, developing multiple leaders, and navigating organizational change.
Alliance of Artists Communities Leadership Institute Retreat combines professional best-practices with personal leadership development, ideal for group work as well as individual reflection. The curriculum is designed for administrators within nonprofit arts organizations, particularly those who work directly with individual artists in any discipline – visual arts, music, dance, literature, etc.
The work will challenge and inspire you to:
- Develop your personal leadership style
- Explore major trends and influences shaping your environment
- Understand how leaders of different generations approach their work and identify strategies for working skillfully together
- Discover your potential as a leader in a multicultural society
- Learn the life stages of nonprofits and strategies for creating sustainable organizations that are prepared for leadership succession
- Broaden your network of peer support for ongoing learning and collaboration
Space is limited to 22 participants; all registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
Registration fees are $750-850. Total value of the Institute is $2,200 per person and thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alliance is able to greatly subsidize the Institute cost. A limited number of scholarships are also available.
Registration Fee Includes: Housing for 5 nights – April 28 through May 3, Meals, dinner upon arrival on April 28 through breakfast on May 3, Materials and off-site events.
ALLIANCE MEMBERS: Discounts for staff/board of Organizational, Emerging Program, and Affiliate Members; and to Individual Members of the Alliance.
TEAMS: Discounts for additional registrants from the same organization – discount does not apply to first registrant.
Underwriting is available for people of color who are administrators within nonprofit arts organizations, particularly those that work directly with individual artists of any discipline. The Alliance is committed to supporting diverse leaders and recognizes the importance of group learning among individuals of different cultural backgrounds. Thanks to the generous support of The Ford Foundation, registration fees will be waived for accepted applicants (see guidelines below). If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Caitlin Strokosch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Underwriting is also available for administrators of creative residency programs in dance/choreography, thanks to the generous support of The Andrew Mellon Foundation. Registration fees will be waived for accepted applicants (see guidelines below). The Alliance is committed to furthering the capacity of the dance field, by supporting dance/choreography residency programs. Scholarships are available to administrators of residency programs that primarily serve dance, or that have as a primary focus residencies for performance-based artists, including dance. Administrators who have participated in more than one past Alliance conference or Institute are not eligible. If you have further questions about eligibility, please contact Caitlin Strokosch at email@example.com.
To apply, please select “Scholarship Applicant” on the registration form. Scholarship applicants will not need to pay for registration fees upfront. Applicants will be notified of scholarship awards April 1. Only one applicant per organization is eligible to receive a scholarship.
Scholarship applications are requested by March 31.