We need a new generation of arts leadership to take our nation’s cultural infrastructure in a new direction. And we are focusing on a place most other programs have overlooked--high school and undergraduate students.
Interlochen, MI (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
As the world becomes increasingly networked and interconnected, the arts are facing a new challenge. There is a growing need for new leaders with vision and creativity who are prepared to navigate the rapidly changing arts landscape.
On Feb. 5, 2013, Interlochen Center for the Arts will host the first of a series of virtual seminars through the new Logan Arts Leadership Institute (LALI). This free, virtual program will reach a new generation of arts leaders and introduce them to the nature of arts leadership in the 21st century.
“Leadership today is not just a simple issue of supply and demand; it is also about desire and experience,” said Jeffrey Kimpton, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts. “Current leaders are retiring at increasing rates and there are not enough good leaders to take over for those who are leaving. We need a new generation of arts leadership to take our nation’s cultural infrastructure in a new direction. And we are focusing on a place most other programs have overlooked--high school and undergraduate students.”
Interlochen is seeking current high school and college students who are interested in arts leadership to participate in the inaugural LALI program. To register, visit the “Sign Up” tab at http://www.interlochen.org/lali.
About the Logan Arts Leadership Institute
The mission of the Logan Arts Leadership Institute is to introduce young people to the shifting arts landscape and innovative new ideas while providing the opportunities needed to become the arts leaders of the future. Although Interlochen will serve as LALI’s headquarters the program’s reach will be global. Using http://www.lore.com, an online educational platform, LALI will host virtual seminars, panels, chat rooms, and other digital resources featuring experienced arts leaders of all generations. Interlochen recognizes the founding donor of this program, Kay Hardesty Logan, for her vision and generosity. Additional funding for the Arts Leadership Institute is provided through a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation. For more information, visit the LALI website: http://www.interlochen.org/lali
About Interlochen Center for the Arts
The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio services (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at http://www.interlochen.org.