2019 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute - Missoula, Montana

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2019 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute - Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana | October 02 - 04, 2019

For more than 20 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) have supported the Professional Development Institute (PDI) for state arts agency arts education managers. The PDI provides meaningful leadership development and technical assistance for this diverse field. As a result, arts education managers are knowledgeable leaders in their field through a peer network that new and seasoned managers alike find invaluable.

Through a cooperative agreement with the National Endowment for the Arts, NASAA is able to offer a $500 travel stipend to each state to support its state arts agency arts education manager’s travel costs for the PDI. States are strongly encouraged to make every effort to support full participation by their arts education managers.

The purpose of this year’s PDI is to continue to explore issues related to diversity, equity, access and inclusion in arts education within rural, remote and tribal community contexts. PDI attendees will examine the job-specific leverage points available to them in their role as state arts agency arts education managers, and will learn and practice applying an asset based approach to specific planning and professional development goals unique to their agencies and states.

Guiding Question & Outcomes

The 2019 PDI agenda responds to the following guiding question:

How can SAA Arts Education Managers adapt their agencies’ policies and practices to respond more effectively to diverse communities?

Building on learning outcomes from previous PDIs, such as effectively using data to define and decrease equity gaps in arts education policy and practice, and positioning state arts education leaders as drivers of change, the 2019 PDI outcomes are:

  • Outcome 1: Participants will be able to engage with arts education-related assets and needs in rural, remote and tribal communities
  • Outcome 2: Participants will be able to address communities’ needs through an asset based approach to grants and services
  • Outcome 3: Participants will cultivate the skills needed to build relationships with diverse communities at the speed of trust

Check back soon for registration and agenda information!