Leadership Development

A conversation with Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder, Ann Williams.

One Spirit, Many Voices

A conversation with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance founder, Cleo Parker Robinson.

Building a Future for Black Dance

A conversation with Philadanco! founder, Joan Myers Brown.

Necessity of Grit

International Association of Blacks in Dance board member, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, talks about her experience in…

Why we do it

And why you should too. When you’ve been around for as long as we have,…

Feeling Stuck?

This week on Field Notes, we’re talking about career paths. We’ve broken this conversation down…

What are the qualities of a strong arts leader?

What makes a successful arts leader? This is perhaps the most important question as you…

The Leader and The Manager: A Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Conversation

We’ve just wrapped our first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) Leading Innovation in Arts and…


Creative Community Tools National Arts Strategies has developed a set of lessons to help cultural…

The Young and the Restless: Taking the Right Career Path

As an emerging leader, the road to professional success seems long and confusing. We experience the daily tension of being where we are with where we want to be. Particularly in a recovering economy, more young leaders are in jobs where they feel over-qualified and underpaid. It can be frustrating, but are we really as far off as we feel?

The Case for Cultural Fluency

Mikel Ellcessor introduces the concept of Cultural Fluency as a means for establishing genuine community connections.

Change Leadership Lessons in the Gettysburg Address

Koehn notes elements of the address that make it a great example of effective change…