Dear Americans for the Arts Members,


Happy March! I am very excited to share that we have officially opened our next Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists Online Classroom. This six module deep-dive course focuses learning specifically on ways to support individual artists. This course is FREE to you as a member benefit. Registration for the course requires participation in each of the six modules, including the live discussion portions of each module.



Space is limited, so please register promptly!


Summary of Program


Executives in art agencies and nonprofit organizations are powerful in many ways. But it’s the program coordinators, managers and support staff who have the unique insight and ability to be catalysts for artists and small arts organizations. Arts Administrator Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists assists mid-level employees in mid to large arts nonprofits and agencies to be the necessary support for individual creatives in their communities. Through this online classroom, participants will learn how nonprofit arts organizations function, how to lead from their position, strategies to engage with communities, best practices for developing programming, ways to support artists, and how to gain support from supervisors to be effective. It is our goal to help participants use their knowledge and love for the arts to grow our nation’s creative economy.

Program Format

This course includes 6 modules, with a combination of self and instructor led elements. You will receive a certificate at the completion of all units.*

*Certificate is earned assuming a 90% score or higher on quizzes and a 90% or better attendance rate.


Included Modules and Live Discussions


Module 1: Being a Professional Artist

Live Discussion Tuesday, April 14 @ 2:00 PM EST

Module 2: Helping Artists Thrive: How to be a Coach

Live Discussion Tuesday, April 28 @ 2:00 PM EST

Module 3: Engaging Communities for Sustainability

Live Discussion Tuesday, May 12 @ 2:00 PM EST

Module 4: Creating Relevant Programs

Live Discussion Tuesday, May 26 @ 2:00 PM EST

Module 5: Partnership Strategies

Live Discussion Tuesday, June 9 @ 2:00 PM EST

Module 6: Helping Leaders Value Artists

Live Discussion Tuesday, June 23 @ 2:00 PM EST


We hope to see you in the classroom!





Marissa Shadburn

Field Education Coordinator                        
Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2027

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