2017 ALMA Class Seeking Arts Leaders

Mural at King Memorial MARTA station by artist Fahamu Pecou


Arts leaders interested in tackling the complex issues facing metro Atlanta’s arts and culture community have a unique opportunity to get involved this December: they can apply to join the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA).

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is now accepting applications for its 2017 ALMA class.

ALMA was created to encourage leaders throughout metro Atlanta to take an active role in the region’s arts and culture community and to explore the role arts and culture can play in placemaking.

Over the past 13 years, more than 500 metro Atlanta leaders from the arts, business and government sectors have graduated from ALMA.

For the 2017 class, ALMA participants will take part in five, day-long classes over the course of five months. In each class, they will meet with key arts and business leaders and elected officials from our region and hear from experts in the arts and culture industries.

ALMA participants gain:

  • Insights from corporate and foundation leaders as to why the arts are important to them, why they fund the arts and how arts leaders can plan for success when seeking corporate funding;
  • Tools and knowledge to help arts and corporate leaders become informed and powerful advocates for the arts in the Atlanta region and Georgia;
  • Opportunities for greater understanding and knowledge about the cultural community through open, frank and high-level discussions that address key arts issues facing the region.

Here is a sample of some of the topics covered in the 2016 ALMA class:

  • Art & CommunityHow do the arts shape the communities where they exist AND how do communities shape the type of art that develops within them?
  • Art & Economic DevelopmentWhat is the relationship business, economic development and the arts in Georgia?
  • Cradle to Career Pipeline: How the Arts Impact EducationHow do arts and culture enable children to excel in school?

To apply, ALMA applicants need to fill out a brief online form on the ARC website. ALMA classes will be held once a month, February through June 2017.

The deadline for applications is December 30.

For more information about the program and past speakers, see: 2017 Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta.

2016-12-16T16:06:32+00:00 December 16th, 2016|ARC, Arts & Culture, Community Development, Leadership|