NASAA Notes: August 2017

August 8, 2017

WESTAF: Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program

WESTAF’S Emerging Leaders of Color (2015 cohort). Photo courtesy of WESTAF

The Western States Arts Federation’s (WESTAF) commitment to multicultural leadership and equity in the arts is manifest in its Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program. The program, which began in 2010, is based on WESTAF’s core values related to supporting communities of color, indigenous peoples and other underrepresented ethnic communities. It aims to build a cohort of arts leaders of color in western states who share the goal of advancing an inclusive and equitable arts and culture sector. Through the program, WESTAF annually convenes a three-day workshop for arts administrators and arts focused community leaders 35 years of age and under who work in the WESTAF region and self-identify as people of color. The 2017 seminar—taking place in Denver in November and including a representative from each of WESTAF’s 13 states—will follow a curriculum that underscores the importance of public support for the arts in the United States, explores new models of leadership, and encourages participants to form networks beneficial to both their careers and their communities. WESTAF Program Manager for Multicultural Initiatives Chrissy Deal has additional information.

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