The Local Arts Advancement Department works to strengthen the capacity of local arts and community leaders who are committed to building healthy, equitable and vibrant communities through the arts. It does so by implementing online and in-person programming in communities across the country that address the most pressing leadership and strategic skills needed to affect change. Some of the most pressing issues facing arts communities include raising earned and contributed income, growing audiences, using new communication technologies, and developing strategic messaging.
The Local Arts Advancement team addresses these and other critical topics by bringing to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique experience in professional development, visibility, and strategic partnership to provide vital tools, information and resources to advocates, arts professionals and allies on the ground, all in an effort to establish and implement favorable policies benefiting arts organizations, artists and local cultural development across America.
Working with and reporting to the Director of Local Arts Services, the manager
Similarly, this position works with arts leaders to help them develop strategies and tactics to strengthen revenue streams to build their organizations’ sustainability. Through professional development, communications, research and advocacy strategies arts leaders will learn to develop and implement new ideas for overall income generation.