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US-NY-New York

Americans for the Arts Private Sector Initiatives department provides research, messaging and advocacy to advance the value and integration of the arts into the business and foundation communities which leads to greater resources for the arts. The department also provides professional development to local arts organizations so they can better partner with businesses and foundations in their communities. Americans for the Arts mission is to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Connecting the best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, foundations and business, Americans for the Arts work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.

 

The Private Sector Initiatives Manager trains local arts agencies and nexus organizations to better leverage resources and leadership from the private sector to increase support for their organizations and to advance the arts in local communities. This position creates programming, research and best practices for local arts agencies (LAAs) that connect directly with the private sector and also works with local arts organizations to build strategic partnerships on the local level to advance the arts. The Manager also develops ongoing strategies and professional development tools to track and promote trends in arts and business partnerships, foundation giving, and local models of success.

 

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2017-1064
US-DC-Washington

The Local Arts Advancement Department works to incite a feeling of relevance and necessity around the arts in America.  It does so by cultivating local arts programming in communities across the country that strengthen and validate local arts agencies and the many other individuals and organizations that promote arts, culture, and artists at the local level. The team also creates opportunities for professional and leadership development, field convening’s, and peer networking opportunities. Local Arts Advancement brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique strengths in research, policy, professional development, visibility, advocacy, and strategic partnership in order 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 focuses on skill building around earned revenue, audience development and advocacy for arts and culture organizations, LAAs/nexus organizations and, where applicable, individual practitioners. The manager works with our Arts Marketers Network to guide and inform peers working to promote arts and culture and design innovative programming to meet their needs. The manager uses the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) portfolio to advance the field’s ability to maintain and increase audience engagement and development, responding to changing demographics and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

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2017-1061
US-DC-Washington

The Local Arts Advancement Department works to incite a feeling of relevance and necessity around the arts in America. It does so by cultivating local arts programming in communities across the country, that strengthen and validate local arts agencies and the many other individuals and organizations that advance arts, culture, and artists at the local level, and creating opportunities for professional and leadership development, field convenings, and peer networking opportunities. Local Arts Advancement brings to bear Americans for the Arts’ unique strengths in research, policy, professional development, visibility, advocacy, and strategic partnership in order 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 is responsible for coordinating and implementing Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education (students to executives and board members, and all in between) offerings to develop competent and informed arts professionals ready to advance and lead the arts on a local, regional and national level. The position is responsible for planning and executing a suite of programs and resources centered around field development and advancement that focuses on the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs, and requires knowledge of the local arts development field, creative multi-platform engagement and adult education, variable learning styles, and training methodologies. This position coordinates a team of cross-departmental content providers and subject matter experts to ensure robust learning opportunities in the Americans for the Arts education platform (ArtsU).

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2017-1058