Nominations are Open for Americans for the Arts Advisory Council Members: 2016 Council Elections

We’re Looking for Leaders like you to Serve as Advisory Council Members.

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague Today!

Beginning today, Americans for the Arts invites arts professionals, from across the country, to submit nominations for Advisory Council Members.


Advisory council members are local arts leaders, elected by membership, to advise Americans for the Arts staff on the creation of programs and services for use by the field.


Advisory Council members serve a three year term, on one of four network councils, and work to connect the national work of Americans for the Arts to the work of network membership. Network councils include the Arts Education Council, the Emerging Leaders Council, the Private Sector Council and the Public Art Network Council.

Advisory Council Members:

  • ·         Gain recognition as national arts leaders
  • ·         Collaborate, network and learn from fellow Advisory Council members  
  • ·         Give back to the field by creating a two-way connection between the national work of Americans for the Arts and the work of local arts organizations

Nominations close Friday, October 7th at 5PM and can be submitted using the online nomination form.


Members and non-members are welcome to submit nominations. Nominees, however, must be members of Americans for the Arts.


For more information about the Council Elections Process and/or Advisory Council Roles and Responsibilities, please visit the 2016 Advisory Council Nominations page.

Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity & Elections Process
To support a full creative life for all, Americans for the Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.

Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.


Election Process 
Nominees are selected based on the current representational needs of the Council, which includes fulfillment of the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity as well as relevant field representation.

For questions regarding council elections or your membership status, please e-mail membership at[email protected].


Good Luck!

Ashley McDonald
Membership Data Coordinator
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC  20005-4940
T: 202.371.2830 

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

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