The Arts Leadership Series is designed to inspire and prepare the next generation of diverse leaders in the arts. We will achieve this by connecting aspiring arts leaders with seasoned arts leaders for a series of four 90-minute conversations.
The series will take place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108. Each session will be from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM.
The discussions are designed to help attendees cultivate the tools, knowledge, and network to become effective board or committee members with nonprofit arts organizations. Each session is $10 and you may attend all or any one of the sessions, topics listed below:
Session #1: Unpacking Arts Administration – was on January 24, 2017
Session #2: The Art of Nonprofit Board & Committee Service- was on February 28, 2017
Session #3: Leveraging Identities for Positive Change- was on March 28, 2017
Session #4: Skills, Deals, and Knowledge for Nonprofit Board Service.
This session will help participants understand the procedural elements of board service, such as Robert’s Rules. Participants will learn about actionable steps to become a top-notch board or committee member and the questions they should ask when considering board or committee opportunities.
Luann Feehan, Nonprofit Connect
David Renz, UMKC Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Jennifer Wampler, Museum at Prairiefire
James Scott, Scott Associates (moderator)
7:30 – 9:00 am
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
National World War I Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108
The series of four conversations will culminate with ArtKC’s annual Board & Committee Matchmaking event on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Learn more details here.
Please register for one or more of our four Arts Leadership Series events or our Board & Committee Matchmaking event below.
Please take a moment to complete the form below to register a representative of your organization for the 2017 Board & Committee Matchmaking event 5:00 – 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 23 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.
Please note: eligible organizations must 1) be actively searching for board and/or committee members and 2) be based in the five-county Kansas City region, including Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Questions? Please contact Dana Knapp at Knapp@ArtsKC.org or 816-994-9227.
Individuals connect with arts organizations in this “speed-dating” style networking event to learn about opportunities to serve on boards and committees with nonprofit arts organizations.
The evening includes both open networking and the opportunity for scheduled, 10-minute interviews between arts organizations and individuals. During the interviews, organizations will share with individuals information about their mission and programs and open board and/or committee positions. Individuals should be prepared to share information about their background and special skills or knowledge they may contribute to the organization as a board or committee member.
Arts organizations are from the five-county Kansas City region, including Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
Upcoming 2017 Board Matchmaking Event:5:00 – 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Town Square Room Kauffman Foundation 4801 Rockhill Rd. Kansas City, MO 64110 Registration is now open! Please see the above tabs to register as an individual or organization representative!
2017 Organization list coming soon!
Fellowships & Internships
Americans for the Arts: National internship postings in the arts and arts administration.
Kennedy Center Internship Program: For aspiring performing arts administration and management professionals.
Mellon Fellowship Programs: College undergraduate and graduate level fellowships administered or supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Smithsonian Institute of Fellowships and Internships: Internship and fellowship opportunities with the Smithsonian Museum System.
Associations and Organizations
Feminist Art Project: An international collaborative initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history and art practice, past and present.
National Museum of Women in the Arts: Founded in 1987, NMWA is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions.
College Art Association: The preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. They also operate the Committee on Women in the Arts, which promotes the scholarly study and recognition of women’s contributions to the visual arts and to critical and art-historical studies.
-ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
Arts Cultural Competency Worksheet, Assess your arts cultural competency skills.
-ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
-Americans for the Arts
-Michael Kaiser, President John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
-Robert L. Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts