Saludos and Hello!!


We’ve got the final details confirmed – agendas available. There’s still time to RSVP!


Friday, June 15, 8:30a-11:00a


County Arts Network Annual Meeting

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Join your colleagues from County Arts Agencies for this annual gathering. We will share programming updates and plan future opportunities; hear from Linda Langston with the National Association of County Organizations about their new Creative Counties Initiative; and get an update from Americans for the Arts Staff. A great time to meet your peers before heading in to Convention.


Rural Arts Network Kickoff Meeting

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Based on feedback and rising interest in strengthening the peer-to-peer network and making space for the community of practice, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new network, Rural Arts. We invite staff and volunteers that work in a rural based Local Arts Agency, Nexus organization, arts and culture organization or organization that serves or supports a rural based community. We will invite your participation and feedback and will share our general plans for the coming year. We are also very excited to have two presenters share a little about the history and current state of community arts work.


Mid-career Network Kickoff Meeting

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As we continue to expand our programming and respond to changes and needs of the field, we will be adding a Mid-career Network. Open to professionals with more than 5-years of experience in the arts and culture field. Are you looking for ways to stay energized and engaged? Finding yourself stuck in the rut? Interested in moving up the ladder? Or not? Then this peer network will be just for you. Join us to share your insights and hear from staff about plans for the coming year.


Supporting Artists Learning Group

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With support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, we recently completed a pilot for a digital classroom that focuses on the role of arts administrators in local arts agencies that support individual artists. We will share insights and learnings from the recent pilot, learn more about the Artists Thrive initiative from Heather Pontonio, Art Program Director with the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and participate in a short workshop presentation around inclusion by Dr. Brea Heidelberg.



To RSVP, send an email with which meeting you would like to attend to Ruby Lopez Harper ( by 5:00p June 1.



Ruby Lopez Harper

Director of Local Arts Services                 
Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2079

202.789.2830 fax

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