Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Aileen Alon, Member, Americans for the Arts Emerging Leader Council
Xavier Cortada, Chairman, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council
Michael Spring, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service and offices in Washington, DC and New York, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. (www.americansforthearts.org)
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for our community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. (www.miamidadearts.org)
Hosted by the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Arts and Business Council of Miami and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Miami Emerging Arts Leaders is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to identify and cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in our community. Modeled after a successful emerging leader program initiated in 1999 by Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, the Miami Emerging Arts Leaders provides networking and resource sharing opportunities to encourage diverse, young/new arts administrators to explore professional development issues and opportunities.