2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Leadership Development

Investing in Change Makers

Monday, October 30, 10:00am – 11:30am

LaSalle A

Organized and moderated by Caitlin Strokosch, President & CEO, National Performance Network / Visual Artists Network.

Presented by Teresa Eyring, Executive Director, Theatre Communications Group; Dafina McMillan, Program Manager, Bloomberg Philanthropies; and Harold Steward, Managing Director, The Theatre Offensive.

The future of arts and philanthropic leadership requires individuals committed to systems change, to bringing marginalized voices to the center, to infiltrating our cultural ecosystem at every level, and to movements that offer positive disruption and seek intersectional solutions. Critical to this work are recognizing and investing in leadership at all staff and board levels, resisting one-size-fits-all approaches to management, and ensuring that leaders have both the skills and the opportunities to be change makers. Presenters will explore these questions through a variety of examples, including Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management program; the Next Generation National Arts Network, a self-organized group of leaders supporting each other in their leadership development needs; and Theatre Communications Group's suite of leadership grants and programs.