Redefining and exercising arts leadership

The Arts and Public Life initiative advocates for artists as agents of change in community-building, business practice, policy implementation, and scholarship. By bringing artists into conversation with decision makers from a variety of other fields, we strive to generate creative solutions that advance society’s thinking about civic life and the built environment.

  • A creative business incubator will plant the seeds for social entrepreneurship and provide support for artists pursuing endeavors in creative industries.
  • Conferences and symposia will showcase artist-led interventions in urban design and community engagement, and will convene scholars, business leaders, and practitioners from across public and private sectors.
  • Strategic partnerships will be leveraged to embed artists in the earliest stages of decision-making processes in fields and organizations outside and beyond art and artistic practice, art history and criticism, and art education.