americans for the arts | november 17, 2021 

Americans for the Arts announces the launch of a three-part professional development collection designed for emerging arts and culture leaders to dive deep into topics relevant to cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. Arts & Cultural Equity Studio (ACES) offers attendees insights into various professional journeys in the arts sector and some of the paths that have led to leadership roles in the field.

These moderated sessions center the experiences of arts leaders of color navigating the field. Speakers will discuss some of the challenges they have faced and provide advice for emerging leaders interested in pursuing roles in arts marketing, community programming, and cultural philanthropy. Registration is now open for the whole collection or for these individual sessions:

Exploring the Field: Equity and Arts Marketing – December 3, 2021 at 3:00pm ET 
Mark E. Smith, Director of Marketing/Communications, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Donna Walker-Kuhne, Senior Advisor, Diversity Equity Inclusion, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Exploring the Field: Equity and Arts Programming – December 13, 2021 at 3:00pm ET
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, artist
Valeria Miranda, Executive Director, Pajaro Valley Arts & Santa Cruz Art League

Exploring the Field: Equitable Philanthropy in the Arts – December 16, 2021 at 3:00pm ET
Sandra Aponte, Community Impact Manager, The Chicago Community Trust
David Holland, Deputy Director, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)
We are pleased to offer registration support for those with limited resources who wish to register for this collection. Sign up for the ArtsU Support program here