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


The Arts Leadership Network – Executives brings together arts leaders to network, discuss industry trends and collaborate on targeted initiatives like audience development, diversity, advocacy and funding. We are committed to strengthening your organization through data, network, and varied resources.

Get on the list! This group is invite-only.
If you are not recieving emails and invites please:
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

To read the long form of the latest ALN update, click here. This update includes links to our next ALN’s, and a new way to help us keep our records up to date about your organization (staff roster).


ALN – Marketing brings together Arts Marketers from organizations across the region 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
Wed, February 26, 2020
Wed, April 22, 2020

Questions? Email Moriah Hillson at


ALN – Development gathers fundraising and events professionals representing all arts disciplines to strategize and collaborate.