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About Peer Groups

The Arts Education Managers Peer Group meets at NASAA Assembly 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri.

NASAA is a networking hub for state arts agency peer groups—groups of staff or council members who share similar roles or job responsibilities. These peer groups are a key part of the NASAA family, providing a welcoming and rewarding professional community that is a year-round source of information and insight.

Active participation in a peer group builds your job knowledge, strengthens you as a leader, and provides valuable opportunities for you to compare strategies and perspectives with a savvy and supportive national network of colleagues.

With NASAA’s help, the following job-alike peer groups gather on a regular basis:

Executive Directors
Peer Group Manager: Kelly Barsdate

Deputy Directors
Peer Group Manager: Sylvia Prickett

Accessibility Coordinators
Peer Group Managers: Eric Giles & Declan Wicks

Arts Education Managers
Peer Group Manager: Meghan McFerrin
Professional Development Resources

Chair and Council Members
Peer Group Manager: Laura Smith

Communications Managers/ Public Information Officers
Peer Group Manager: Sue Struve

Community Development Managers
Peer Group Manager: Eric Giles

Folk and Traditional Arts Managers
Peer Group Manager: Sylvia Prickett

Gallery Managers
Peer Group Manager: Eric Giles

Grants Officers
Peer Group Manager: Kelly Liu

People of Color Affinity Group
Peer Group Manager: Marisa Summers

Public Art Managers
Peer Group Manager: Eric Giles

NASAA’s People of Color Affinity Group is open to all state arts agency and regional arts organization staff and council members who identify as persons of color. Contact Marisa Summers for more information.

New members are welcome to join peer groups at any time. To plug in to a peer group:

  • Contact your peer group’s NASAA liaison(s). They will help you learn more about NASAA, get enrolled in your peer group’s listserv, and share when the next peer group meeting is slated to take place.
  • Keep an eye on the Upcoming NASAA Events Calendar for peer group meetings as well as other professional development opportunities.

NASAA maintains contact rosters for formally organized peer groups. To request a  list, please contact NASAA Communications Manager Sue Struve. Note that lists are available only to state arts agencies and can only be used for state arts agency education or networking purposes. Lists will not be supplied to third parties or provided for the promotion of any projects, programs, products, or events.

To add or remove your name from a peer group roster, write to Sandi Tun. For more information about state arts agency peer groups, contact Eric Giles.

 

 

Accessibility Coordinators

LEAD and NASAA Summary Report, 2022
Accessibility Coordinators Peer Session – Notes from LEAD and Assembly 2022

National Endowment for the Arts Accessibility Resources
Listserv

Arts Education Managers

Arts Education Managers Professional Development Resources
Listserv

Chairs and Council Members

For Council Members
Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes
2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
2013 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Communications/Public Information Officers

Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Community Development Managers

Welcome Letter
Welcome Packet
Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes
Workshop: The Arts as a Key Element in Thriving Communities
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Deputy/Assistant Directors

Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes M
2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
2013 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Listserv

Executive Directors

Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes M
2019 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
2017 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
2015 Leadership Institute Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes

2013 Leadership Institute:

Presentation on Creative Aging Initiative
Changing Paradigms Discussion Summary

Listserv

Folk and Traditional Arts Program Managers

Toward a Bright Future: A Look at the State of the Folk and Traditional Arts
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Agenda
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Agenda
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes and Video
Listserv

Grants/Fiscal Officers

Assembly 2022 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2018 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2016 Peer Session Notes
Assembly 2014 Peer Session Notes
Listserv