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Training - Conferences
Virtual, GA
May 22, 2020
Aug 1, 2020

DIAL.studios : Professional Development Webinar Series

Americans for the Arts

DIAL.studios : Professional Development Series

The six-part professional development series was created to support college students and emerging leaders who want to increase their knowledge of arts administration through a cultural equity lens. This series will be hosted through the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program, a summer internship specifically for undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in the arts management field. As the program shifted from an in-person internship to a virtual experience, coordinators of DIAL wanted to open up the valuable content and information out to the field. 

As named, the “studio” will allow participants to gain new knowledge from arts leaders, peers, and colleagues, while creating space to practice their own skills and encourage creative thought.

Participants of this series will:

  • Engage college students, pre-career, and emerging leaders in conversations about diversityequityinclusion, and belonging in the arts field
  • Provide opportunities for diverse future arts leaders to gain a better understanding of how to navigate and succeed in the arts field.
  • Support arts administrators from historically and currently underrepresented communities in accessing professional development programming with practical tools to help advance their career pathways 
  • Create space for participants to learn more about the field through discussions with artists, arts administrators, and community organizers whose focuses lay in cultural equity.

The series includes:

Places + Spaces: Navigating Workspaces In-Person and Online Live Event on 06/05/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Creating Online POC Arts Communities Live Event on 06/12/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Arts Administration 101: The History of Arts Management & Arts Organizations in America Live Event on 07/10/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Antigone in Ferguson: Building a Chorus That Can't Preach to Itself (by Design) Live Event on 07/17/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

Self Advocacy and Self Care for Artists and Arts Administrators of Color Live Event on 07/24/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)



Utilizing Community to Achieve Creative Revitalization Live Event on 07/31/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

This program is free for all who register. Can't make an event live? Register anyway for access to the recording. 

This program is made possible by support from ConEdison, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Kutya Major Foundation, and The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.