cultivating and connecting emerging artist leaders

held in collaboration with 15+ community partner organizations


ACI’s developed core curriculum training framework includes: entrepreneurship, artistic cultivation, cultural competence, monitoring and evaluation, leadership and learning diagnostics, and arts education. We partner with local organizations and thought leaders in Boston to deliver potent and relevant training for the artists that target a cross-disciplinary approach to arts leadership. Examples of this include a “UDL workshop in action” at the Museum of Science with ACI’s Jennifer Bartecchi, “leadership formation” exploring Jim Collins Level 5 Leadership in combination with StrengthsFinder to take an asset-based approach to development, and visits to “Roxbury Open Studios” to meet with local arts leaders in Boston, and more. Prior to each training we do an extensive needs assessment to best suit our artist leaders’ motivations and needs for learning. ACI’s inaugural artist training institute in 2014 included our Artist-in-Residence, Basil Kincaid, and our Rising Artists, Miho Tsujii, Alva Mooses and Stephen Hamilton.