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NASAA 2022 Learning Series

Join your colleagues from all of the states and jurisdictions for professional development sessions designed for the current needs of state arts agencies. During the NASAA 2022 Learning Series, participants will explore subjects relevant to equity, recovery, arts and health, and more. Sessions offer state arts agencies a valuable opportunity to learn with and from one another, sharing an abundance of ideas to inform, inspire and energize our work.

All staff and council/board members from state arts agencies and regional arts organizations are encouraged to participate. To make this program accessible to all members, NASAA has waived all registration fees for this series.

Diversifying and Empowering the Pipeline

May 26, 2022
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

We know from research that empowering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or people of color) administrators is an important part of long-term equity strategies. What can current arts leadership programs tell us about the needs of the field and how to design leadership development programs that are successful? Join NASAA Assistant to the President and Board Administrator Marisa Summers and a powerful trio of arts administrators from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, South Arts and WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) for a look at what they are doing and a lively discussion on how state arts agencies can further strengthen their leadership pipelines.

MODERATOR Marisa Summers, Assistant to the President and Board Administrator, NASAA

SPEAKERS Dana Payne, Director of DEI Initiatives, Diverse Cultures & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; Joy Young, Vice President of Programs, South Arts; Anika Kwinana, Director of Social Responsibility and Inclusion, WESTAF


For questions about the NASAA 2022 Learning Series, contact Learning Services Director Eric Giles.


This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.