The first Leadership Academy class graduated in 2003. Since then, over 150 educators have participated in the program.
Leadership Academy gives educators a chance to try new artforms, make connections, and develop a structured action plan to strengthen arts education. In 2020, we hosted our first all-virtual Leadership Academy. Our summer intensive featured guest artists Celeta Hickman, Shey Rivera Ríos, LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill, and Jasiri X. Participants in the 2020–2021 cohort not only crafted action plans, but also learned how to build equity and racial justice into arts ed.