Are you ready for a new kind of roundtable? One that isn’t a complaint session, but a group of minds that enlightens, inspires and encourages? One that offers outside expertise, and practical tools and strategies for the issues most relevant to your work? Leaders in the arts need dedicated time to reflect and recharge with their peers in the field. If you’re ready for a new type of leadership conversation, this series is for you. Meeting regularly in small group discussion sessions, arts leaders gain valuable new networks, find the program highly relevant to their work, gain a better understanding of challenges across artistic disciplines and increase confidence in their leadership capacity.

What We Do

A periodic roundtable conversation devoted to high-level topics affecting your work, your calling, and your industry, such as:
  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational metrics
  • Work/life blend
  • Best practices in management

Who We Serve

  • Management-level nonprofit arts leaders (staff or board) seeking to strengthen their peer network, and are collaborative thinkers committed to a culture of learning and sharing
  • Preference given to representatives of current or recent SVCREATES grantee organizations
  • Facilitated by Alyssa Byrkit, Consultant in Philanthropy and Development

Why It’s Important

As established creative sector leaders retire and the arts nonprofit model is challenged by the forces of digital culture, demographic shifts, and the changing nature of “creative consumption,” it is important to leverage local talent, prepare the sector for the next generation of audiences, navigate new economic realities, and bridge the past with the future.

What’s Been Done

Completed three year-long series of SVMindshare, serving over 50 local arts leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds and artistic disciplines.

What’s Next

Applications for the 2021-21 SVMindshare series will open in late summer 2021. Check back then for more information, or sign-up below for SVCREATES weekly emails to receive updates on all of our capacity building programs.

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