After the election: a time for new voices and partners

Posted on: November 29, 2016

“Like many of our colleagues in the national nonprofit and cultural communities, we at the League of American Orchestras have been discussing the great divisions in our country underscored by the election, and trying to figure out what they mean for our work,” writes League President and CEO Jesse Rosen in Tuesday’s (11/29) Huffington Post. “The ability of orchestras to play their unique role among our fellow social sector sisters and brothers—of promoting our collective and individual humanity and health—is dependent on public policy at the federal, state, and local levels that is committed to democratic values and supporting the public sphere.… This is a time for our action to be broad based—for our partnerships to include all arts disciplines, artists, and arts organizations, especially those that have been historically under-supported, as well as the full array of nonprofits that keep our communities healthy.… The League will continue to directly engage in the federal policymaking process in partnership with the broader nonprofit sector, we will increase our members’ capacity to do the same at the state and local levels, and … we will relentlessly seek opportunities to listen to and bring forward new voices that will inform the work orchestras do in their communities every day.”

Posted November 29, 2016

Jesse Rosen photo by Chris Lee