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People for the Arts Welcomes Consultants to Strategic Realignment Course of

People for the Arts Welcomes Consultants to Strategic Realignment Course of

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After six months of listening to candid suggestions from the sector and inside planning, People for the Arts is ready to start the subsequent part of the Strategic Realignment Process towards redefining its distinctive function as a service group to the humanities and tradition subject and the general public good. President and CEO Nolen V. Bivens introduced that in recognition of the scope of the Strategic Realignment Course of—in addition to the necessity for various experience, views, and experiences which have traditionally been absent from our strategic planning up to now—the group has prioritized assets to interact the companies of three consulting organizations to assist the method.

  • Arts Consulting Group is a sturdy, multi-identity workforce led by Mario Garcia Durham, Calida N. Jones, and Douglas R. Clayton, who present experience in strategic realignment; environmental evaluation; community mapping; and imaginative and prescient, mission, and objective alignment. Arts Consulting Group’s depth of expertise and dedication to the nonprofit panorama—arts and tradition organizations and companies specifically—with an built-in give attention to inclusion, range, fairness, entry, and success (IDEAS), shall be important to the event of the Strategic Realignment Course of framework.
     
  • The Hewlin Group’s Jay Hewlin and Katerina Yiannibas have supported People for the Arts since 2020, together with supporting our deep inside organizational reflection and dealing with the Racial and Cultural Fairness Process Power. They’ve established People for the Arts’ inside “Office Tradition Rebuild” initiative, which goals to enhance organizational processes, insurance policies, and procedures via a strategy that’s designed to emulate and to advertise a people-first tradition. The Hewlin Group’s continued involvement in office growth and their give attention to range, fairness, inclusion, and belonging will present important continuity to each the Strategic Realignment Course of framework and the blueprint for therapeutic.
     
  • Hope Nation, led by Stephanie Gutierrez (Oglala Lakota) and Cecily Engelhart (Ihanktonwan & Oglala Lakota), will make sure the Strategic Realignment Course of facilities the required therapeutic and rebuilding of belief with our constituents. They’ll put into place the resilient mechanisms of justice, fairness, and security which are developed mindfully and collectively, and set up a future-forward blueprint to assist People for the Arts in creating genuine and reciprocal relationships past the nine-month scope of this course of. Hope Nation’s exemplary and considerate work with Indigenous and BIPOC communities shall be invaluable to the Strategic Realignment Course of.

Collectively, these groups will information People for the Arts via constructing a framework for the longer term in addition to establishing a foundational blueprint for therapeutic—a course of that permits the group to be weak and open to alter whereas letting go of historic practices and behaviors.

Enter from the sector and constituents additionally shall be important to this work. Beginning within the new 12 months, extra data shall be shared on alternatives for exterior engagement via digital city halls, focus teams, and convenings with members and key constituent teams, in addition to soliciting responses through quick on-line surveys and open-ended commentary. Go to the Strategic Realignment Process web portal to study extra in regards to the consultants and to remain up to date on the newest information and alternatives associated to the Strategic Realignment Course of.

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