Advancing Arts Leaders

A set of programs that focus specifically on mentorship, research, connecting and professional development opportunities for the purpose of supporting the future of the arts industry sector. These programs include Board + Committee Matchmaking, Arts Leadership Networking, the Arts Sector Assemblies and the ArtsKC Internship Program.


Formerly the Executive Directors Roundtable, the Arts Leadership Network brings together arts leaders to network, discuss industry trends and collaborate on targeted initiatives like audience development, diversity and funding.

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ArtsKC leads two Arts Sector Assembly Initiatives. The first is a region-wide Focused Annual Initiative that addresses a critical issue. The second is a series of responsive and timely Current Topic Assemblies. These Current Topic events equip arts leaders to tackle important challenges in the field.

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The ArtsKC Internship Program supports and trains future arts leaders. Participants receive valuable, hands-on experience in arts administration and nonprofit management as well as excellent networking opportunities with regional arts organizations and artists.

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