Sub-Committees

Rising Arts Leaders offers numerous opportunities to be a leader, hone your skills and have fun meeting fellow arts administrators. If you are interested in joining a sub-committee -join us at a meeting!  Email risingartssd@gmail.com for meeting dates.

Executive Committee - Chair and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee serve to manage Rising Arts Leaders finances, operations and foundation relations along with the Secretary and Treasurer.

Current Executive Committee: Sheena Ghanbari, Taylor Ward, Alexandra Kritchevsky, and Matt Carney

Programming Committee - Plans professional development events such as the annual Creative Conversations.  The committee also plans program initiatives for RALSD Members. Organizes the mentorship program, professional development, panel discussions, workshops and more.

Current Chair:  Polly Toledo

Communications Committee - Creates and manages marketing materials for events, manages RALSD's social media, creates a monthly newsletter.

Current Chair: Stephania Villar

Advocacy Committee - Increases aptitude and opportunities for arts advocacy for RALSD members.

Current Chair: Dia Bassett

Membership Committee- Manages relationships with RALSD members including working with other committees to plan special members' events such as the Happy Hours, Coffee Circuit, and annual Holiday Party. Identifies and works to diversify revenue streams and donations to RALSD as well as manages the Quick Grant program.

Current Chair: Laura Lover