ArtsLab’s curriculum specialists and faculty are consistently respected educators and thought leaders in the field of arts administration and nonprofit leadership who offer diverse insight into sustaining and strengthening the arts sector.  Faculty currently or previously involved:

Mike Anderson

Independent consultant in community development, and Senior Director of Resource Development and Innovation at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Sasha Aslanian

Producer and Correspondent with APM Reports. Teaches storytelling within the ArtsLab program.

Kate Barr

Executive Director, Nonprofits Assistance Fund and adjunct faculty in nonprofit finance at several universities.

William Cleveland

Founder and director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community, working in arts-based community development.

Leah Cooper

Co¬Artistic Director of Wonderlust Productions, a freelance stage director, and arts and community consultant. Leah was the former executive director of Minnesota Theater Alliance, Minnesota Playlist, and Minnesota Fringe.

Kathleen Corley

Former instructor and advisor in the Arts and Cultural Leadership Program, University of Minnesota. Professional consulting specialized in assessing organizational structure, finance, and operating systems.

Julie Guidry

Co-founder and Executive Director of Upstream Arts, also serving as a teaching artist for the organization.

Anne Hunter

Founder, HunterSage Marketing.

Lori L. Jacobwith 

Founder and principal of Ignited Fundraising, strategist and trainer in the area of individual giving.

Sarah Lutman

Principal of Lutman & Associates, a consulting and project management firm with clients in the cultural, public media, and philanthropic sectors.

Shawn McConneloug

Cross-disciplinary artist, educator, and the Co-founder and Director of The Gymnasium, a consortium of creative risk takers from the arts and from outside of the arts.

Dr. Mai Moua

Founder and president of Leadership Paradigms, Inc., specializing in leadership development, especially across cultures.

Glyn Northington

Special Initiatives Director, Nonprofits Assistance Fund.

Al Onkka

Principal at Aurora Consulting.

Scott Taylor

Faculty, Small Business Administration, South Central College

Cyrus N. White

Principal at The South Cabin Group LLC, a St. Louis-based board development and strategic planning firm serving nonprofit organizations.