Leadership Development and Transition in the Arts

Moderator: Catherine Wichterman, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Panelists: Karen Brooks Hopkins, Brooklyn Academy of Music; J. Richard Hackman, Harvard University; Susan Stevens, The Stevens Group at Larson Allen; Bruce Atwater, Walker Art Center

This panel explored both the theory and practice of leadership,and issues of leadership transition, in the arts. How can founder-driven arts organizations prepare for the inevitable transition of leadership? What can funders do to better assess effective leadership and invest in skill development for the future? Leadership models, successful retention strategies, the role of boards, and other aspects of organizational leadership were covered as part of this discussion.


   Leadership Development and Transition in the Arts