How Do Local Arts Communities Organize?

by Paula Newton June 22, 2015
HAA’s Jonathon Glus (Photo by Mark Hiebert via OutSmart Magazine)

HAA’s Jonathon Glus

How do local arts communities organize?

In a few weeks, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is setting out to answer that question, or at least to see how Houston stacks up to other arts communities. HAA President/CEO Jonathon Glus will moderate a panel of national folks who hold similar positions in their communities:

  • Danielle Brazell General Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Michael Killoren, Local Arts Agencies & Challenge America Director, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Matthew J. Nielson, Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events-Cultural Planning and Operations Division
  • Jodi Ulich, Director of Convention & Cultural Services, City of Sacramento

HAA promises “an in-depth conversation on how other American cities organize themselves through the arts, the form and function of their LAA models [Local Arts Agencies], and trends across the country.”

“A National Conversation: How Local Arts Communities Organize” will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 2:30pm at the Founders Club, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a reception afterwards from 4-5pm. NOTE: This event was originally planned for this week, but has been rescheduled to the new date due to a calendar conflict.

(Photo by Mark Hiebert via OutSmart Magazine.)

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