This website represents the work of a small but dedicated community of cultural leaders from around the globe. Last year, NAS brought these participants of The Chief Executive Program together at an ideation conference to collectively work on real-world solutions to four key problems facing the field: engaging collaborators in shaping our institutional agendas; creating 21st century boards; developing transformational employees and systems; and maximizing the field’s value in the eyes of the public. The result of that convening was over 400 ideas for how to solve those issues.
This site is an encyclopedia of those ideas. It is, however, is only the beginning. We want these ideas to grow. These issues affect all of us working in arts and culture. We want to throw this open to see what can happen if we tap the collective brainpower of the entire field. We invite you to join in. Add your insights.
We’ve provided this set of tools for you to continue to hone and shape these concepts, to share your ideas and build upon those of your colleagues.
Use this website to browse general approaches to the problem statements or look at individual solutions. Download the toolkit and continue the work in your own organization or use the content to engage others in your community or the field.
If we work together, we can craft solutions that benefit us all.
Now, let’s get to work!
The NAS Team