ArtsLab is pleased to announce three new Peer Learning Communities beginning in spring of 2015: a North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa program; a Fargo-Moorhead program; and an orchestras program. Participants in these programs comprise forty small- to mid-sized arts nonprofits, who will participate in six and nine month leadership and strategy courses built around the theme of resilience and adaptability.
The courses, tailored to meet the needs of each of the three groups, will explore the concepts of relevancy in the marketplace, leadership development, financial and resource development models, and organizational infrastructure.
The North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa Peer Learning Community will convene for an opening retreat in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in April. This will be the first time that ArtsLab has included organizations in South Dakota and Iowa, and we are thrilled to expand our reach to two more states in our region. The 19 organizations chosen to participate will be joined by representatives from the state arts agencies for the two intensive retreats and monthly webinars.