Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta - Spring 2013 Applications Open

Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta

Spring 2013 Arts Leadership Class Applications Now Open!

Deadline: October 17, 2012

Link to Application:

In May of 2012, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board of directors voted to integrate arts and culture planning into the commission's planning portfolio. Recognizing the pressing issues facing the creative industries, the ARC is committed to supporting this vital industry in our region.

We know you are aware that as the challenges facing arts and cultural industry mount, we need to continue to develop leaders that share a sense of responsibility for supporting arts and culture. Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA), was created by the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition (MAACC) in 2004 to encourage leaders throughout the community to take an active role in solving the issues and challenges facing the region's arts & culture community.
This five-month program is now managed by ARC and will continue to:
    * provide arts leaders with insights from corporate and foundational leaders as to why the arts are important to them, why they fund the arts and how to plan for success when seeking corporate funding
    * provide both arts and corporate leaders with the tools and knowledge to become informed and powerful advocates for the arts in Atlanta and Georgia
    * facilitate open, frank and high level topical & policy discussions within the class on problems & solutions to address key arts issues facing the region resulting in greater understanding and knowledge about the cultural community

During the course of five one-day classes, participants visit arts and cultural venues across metro Atlanta, meet with key arts leaders and elected officials from our region, and hear from experts on the issues facing the industry.

Applications are solicited region-wide. Interested individuals may apply directly. Also, Board members, business leaders, arts leaders, government officials and ALMA alumni may nominate individuals for participation in the program.

I am a passionate believer in the arts and the value they provide to our community, and an active participant in the arts myself. I hope you will consider applying to this year's class, or nominating someone you think you would be an asset in tackling the difficult issues the arts face.

To be considered for the program, all you need to do is fill out a brief online application, which can be found on the ARC Web site . Deadline for application is October 17th at 4 P.M .

For more information and to apply, visit

If you need additional information, please contact Gregory Bubidge at 404-463-3217 or via email at .


Douglas R Hooker, P.E.
Executive Director

The Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) class is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). ARC is the regional planning agency for the ten county Atlanta region including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. ALMA will be held from January to May 2013.

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