Arts Leadership Network

Meet for happy hour and share knowledge with fellow arts professionals.

ArtsKC hosts The Arts Leadership Network (ALN) for arts leaders throughout the Kansas City region to connect, discuss industry trends, and collaborate on initiatives like audience development, diversity, and funding. Originally focused on networking for Executive and Artistic Directors, ALN has now expanded to include bi-monthly meetings for Arts Marketing and Development Professionals to cater to the topics, trends, and needs unique to their roles.

The Arts Leadership Network also gives ArtsKC an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of each organization’s capacities and goals to better tailor our services to your needs.

Interested in hosting an ALN event at your organization? Email Anna Joy Walker at


Executive and Artistic Directors of non-profit arts organizations network, discuss industry trends and collaborate on targeted initiatives like audience development, diversity, advocacy and funding. We are committed to strengthening arts organizations through data, networking, and varied resources.

Get on the list! This group is invite-only.
Email your name and organization to Anna Joy Walker at

Upcoming events:

 – Thurs, July 19, 2019 –
at InterUrban ArtHouse

Thurs, September 19, 2019 – Location TBD
Thurs, November 21, 2019 – Location TBD
Thurs, January 16, 2020 – The Black Archives
Thurs, March 19, 2020 – Location TBD
Thurs, May 21, 2020 – Location TBD

For the latest update, click here. This update includes links to our next ALN events, and a new way to help us keep records up-to-date about your organization (staff roster).


Arts Marketers from organizations across the region come together to share resources and collaborate. Topics include marketing tactics, technology, audience trends, professional development, etc.

Click the date to RSVP to upcoming events:

Wed, September 4, 2019
Tues, October 22, 2019
Wed, December 4, 2019 – CANCELED
Wed, February 26, 2020
Wed, April 22, 2020 – CANCELED

Questions? Email Moriah Hillson at