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Bold Moves Only Podcast

Have you heard? SMTD EXCEL Program has launched a brand new podcast, BOLD MOVES ONLY! Hosted by the incredible Samantha Williams and Karen Jane Ludwig, BOLD MOVES ONLY will feature incredible leaders in the performing arts. Check out the first episode on Spotify, which highlights the amazing work at Opera NexGen!

OPERA America Selects Participants of the Inaugural Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color

OPERA America is pleased to announce the inaugural participants in the Mentorship Program for Opera Leaders of Color. This new initiative exists to advance racial equity in the field by pairing BIPOC professionals with executive-level leaders who can support them in achieving their career goalsThis is your Feature description. Write a short blurb explaining what the feature is and why it matters for visitors, customers or clients. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn! Take this opportunity to emphasize the important benefits or key advantages.

Trilloquy Podcast Guest: Opus 115 - "Colleagues of Black Descent"

As more musicians navigate an increasingly unstable arts ecosystem, working in both the performance and administrative spheres has become more popular. Garrett chats with Jaime Sharp, a mezzo-soprano whose artistry, administration, and activism is rooted in accessibility and change. The guys explore DEI in "period instrument" spaces, challenge the notion of #BlackExcellence, and offer words for the good (and not so good) people of Texas.

2021-2022 Associations of Arts Administration Educators EDI Research Fellow

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) hosts an annual, year-long Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Fellow to investigate the intersection of EDI and arts management programs. The Fellow works under the supervision of a Mentor. The Fellow is responsible for collecting data and helping create teaching resources for AAAE members on EDI issues and is open to all students currently enrolled in an arts administration graduate program or related fields or a recent (within 1 year) graduate of said program at the time of applying.

Women of Color in the Arts' Leadership Through Mentorship mentee

Over the course of a ten (10)-month period, beginning in February 2022 and ending in November 2022, WOCA’s Leadership Through Mentorship Program creates the space for participating members across the WOCA global network to connect through virtual cohort gatherings and one-on-one mentor-mentee encounters. With the explicit purpose of cultivating long-term professional and personal investment and self-sustainability for women of color in the performing arts field, the LTM program pairs emerging and mid-level performing arts administrators with more seasoned arts leaders and places participants inside a larger community cohort for shared learning.

Communications & Publications Manage with Grantmakers in the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts is the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders in the US, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors, and national service organizations – funders of all shapes and sizes across the US and into Canada.

Director of Communications & Audience Development with Cincinnati Song Initiative

Jaime Sharp joins the Cincinnati Song Initiative as Director of Communications & Audience Development beginning in May. The new role serves to build CSI’s engagement with the community and beyond. Sharp will bring awareness of the organization’s events and performances to the Greater Cincinnati area, continuing to cultivate an audience of music lovers.

All Rise: Diversifying Arts Administration

Jaime was selected for the inaugural cohort of All Rise: Diversifying Arts Administration with Tom O'Connor Consultants. She is mentored by Anne Trites.