March 2020 Newsletter:: Arts, All in your Neighborhood.

We are....because we All Are. In Recognition and Celebration of our Friends and Community Partners--here is the latest on things taking place within our Sphere of Arts Advocacy. Invest in your track of Artistry by engaging in the opportunities that is offered here for you!!!

Spread the word, simply by share this link to another Artist, Parent, Colleague, Program, School, Company etc. and let's continue to build & grow together.

Arts Administrators of Color

Mission: The Arts Administrator of Color Network’s (AAC) mission is to empower artists and arts administrators by providing tools and resources to advocate for equity, inclusion, access, and diversity in the arts.

Vision: We create community within ourselves and create opportunities to represent our communities. We cultivate emerging arts administrators and artists of color. We collaborate and network with one another. By creating, cultivating, and collaborating, we will build a pipeline for arts administrators and artists of color.

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, extend your gifts and talents as a Professional to the Next Generation? Have you checked the Mentor box in your Top of the Year Survey? Then....this is for you!!!

The Arts Administrators of Color Mentorship Program is a 10 month long cohort of mentees (4 or less years experience in the field, currently in school or in an entry-level position in the arts) and mentors (those who have been identified by AAC has having exceptional experience in the field).

Mentorship Program Goals

Build a well-rounded cadre of emerging arts leaders. Increase commitment and sense of connectionProvide support and develop relationships and networks Create pathways for emerging arts administrators and artists of color

The duration of each cohort is 10 months. (September – July)

Mentee applications are $25. If accepted into the program, the program cost is $100.  

Visit the Website for full details:

Interested in learning more?  Check out a recording of our webinar here.

Interested in joining the next cohort for the Arts Administrators of Color Network?  

Membership in Nonprofit Prince George’s County

Mission: It empowers our county’s nonprofits into action by developing leaders, providing tools for organizational sustainability and embodying accord—the strength of many as one—among a diverse community. NONPROFIT PGC members benefit from various programs, services and exclusive or discounted offers, including:

  • discounted fees to our IDEAS&INFO Luncheons and other networking/training sessions

  • free assistance with Standards for Excellence® application process

  • reduced membership fees with partner organizations (Maryland Nonprofits and Center for Nonprofit Advancement)

  • strategic public policy initiatives and representation

  • listing in membership directory

  • emailed postings, notices and publications including our newsletter, INSIGHT

  • access to grant databases such as Grant Station

  • priority advantages during NONPROFIT AWARENESS WEEK in October

Dance Programming

It works to ensure the successful presentation and production of dance engagements at the Kennedy Center. From visiting companies large and small to Kennedy Center-produced projects and local ensembles, our department works with great artists to create inspiring dance for everyone. Our best interns are: passionate about dance; curious and open minded; and self-motivated to pick things up and learn more. Some evening, weekend, and holiday availability required.

Project description

The intern will: 1) Learn how to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines 2) Lean how arts presenting and production works on a professional level 3)Learn about the dance world at large, including its diversity and wide-ranging scope at home and around the world Specifically, the intern helps with: support for visiting dance companies including hospitality, supernumerary coordination, and performance coverage (Examples include Mariinsky Ballet, ABT, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey, Urban Bush Women, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, and others); project leadership in coordinating needs for the Local Dance Commissioning Project, National Dance Day, and dance on the Millennium Stage.

The Next Generation Leaders Scholarship Program

This is a comprehensive 10-week intensive arts administration training program. Through the program, students will have the opportunity to develop office skills, gain qualifications for future jobs in arts administration, and cultivate social capital by developing connections with leaders and peers. The scholarship program is built with the goal of aiding the development of qualifications to serve as potential future leaders at arts organizations across the country.

Each student will be placed in a department matching their interests and career aspirations with available placement opportunities, where they will identify objectives and project goals with their direct supervisor. Students will also meet bi-weekly with a professional mentor in order to discuss their education and career paths. 

Through the program curriculum, students will:

Participate in trainings from senior staff members on a variety of arts administration topics such as artistic planning, marketing, and budgetingAttend cross-departmental meetings to understand the workings of a matrix organizationExperience working pods and building skills for collaboration and working within teamsParticipate in a shadowing experience, shadowing two other departments for a day each as part of holistic learningParticipate in weekly meetings with department supervisors to ensure project goals stay on track and can be adjusted as needed.

The Summer 2020 term will award $4,500 scholarships (taxable) to a group of up to 12 students. The scholarships are for the benefit of the students and are not paid for or in connection with the performance of services to the Kennedy Center.

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