Arts Leadership & Admin.

The goal of the Arts Leadership and Administration track (ALAA) is to inspire and empower participants to support and advance arts education. The ALAA track is designed to connect teachers, school and district leaders, program directors, and others who are interested in active arts education leadership.


Daily Core Classes

Instructors: Dru Davison and Amanda Galbraith

Participants will engage in practical and thought-provoking sessions that connect contemporary arts research and trends to targeted arts initiatives at multiple levels within schools, districts, and beyond. Content will be explored through field experiences that include visits to content sessions throughout the Academy to observe from the perspective of an arts leader. Numerous interactive discussions and webinars with state and national leaders are also part of the innovative curriculum. 


Seminars and Webinars

All participants will engage in special seminars and interactive webinars throughout the week.

A Conversation with Aaron P. Dworkin

Webinar Instructor: Aaron P. Dworkin

In this conversation, participants will talk about the priorities they hold dear about the future of creativity, the human condition, and access to arts education for all young people.


Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning: The Heart of the Arts

Webinar Instructor: Scott N. Edgar

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has been saturating the education narrative in response to the mental health crisis faced by students and arts educators across our country. In this session, the presenter will explore ways that the arts can be fertile ground for artistic SEL instruction and describe ways to intentionally and organically integrate the approach into artistic processes.


Leading for Growth

Webinar Instructor: Julie Cohen Theobald

In this conversation with Julie Cohen Theobald, participants will explore examples of leading for growth in various contexts. Theobald will share her experiences as a leader in both business and education and will offer lessons that can be applied in other settings as well.


Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2021 Tennessee Arts Academy.