The 2010 Americans for the Arts Half-Century Summit is set to take place in Baltimore from June 25 to 27. The summit’s purpose is to celebrate accomplishments in the arts during the last 50 years and bring together leaders in the field to discuss key issues, network with peers, and identify strategic actions. Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, will address the ways online media and new technology can grow grassroots communities; other presenters include Mary Len Costa, interim president & CEO of the Arts Council of New Orleans; Andrew Taylor, director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconson-Madison and author of the Artful Manager blog at ArtsJournal.com; Sarah Lutman, president and managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts; and Adrian Ellis, executive director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the arts in the U.S., celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010.
Posted June 22, 2010