2020 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers Professional Development Institute - Virtual
| October 20 - 28, 2020
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.
PDI 2020 will take place via online video conferences over a period of two weeks, from October 20 through October 28, 2020. The purpose of this year’s virtual PDI is to continue to explore issues related to diversity, equity, access and inclusion in arts education regarding emergency response, systemic violence and reimagining a more equitable arts education ecosystem. 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 PDI 2020 agenda responds to the following guiding question:
How can state art agency arts education managers use an asset based approach to reimagine and build sustainable, equitable and resilient arts education systems in our states?
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, PDI 2020 outcomes are:
- Learning Outcome 1: Participants will be able to identify and engage community leaders in building and promoting arts based collective impact practices for both episodic crises, such as natural disasters and pandemics, and sustained crises related to racism and other social injustices.
- Learning Outcome 2: Arts education managers will learn strategies to be resilient and flexible in re-imagining systems, processes and policies to foster accessible arts education programming.
- Learning Outcome 3: Participants will develop tools for incorporating dignity into core values of programming as informed by placed based and multilingual identities.
Please register to attend PDI 2020 by clicking the purple REGISTER button. All PDI sessions take place online using the Zoom video conference platform. One week prior to the PDI dates, you will receive links to join your sessions via the e-mail address you provide in the registration form, as well as via NASAA’s Arts Education Managers Peer Group listserv. Select sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the live event.