Executive Director, Beth Yerxa, Re-Elected to National Advisory Council

Triangle ArtWorks Executive Director Re-Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Council


Members of Americans for the Arts have re-elected Triangle ArtWorks Executive Director, Beth Yerxa, as a member of their Private Sector Advisory Council for a second term. Yerxa will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. In the Private Sector Council, Yerxa will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.

“I am pleased to welcome these members back to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and these leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud them for their valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.”

“I am thrilled to be re-elected and to be able to work with my fellow Council members to look at the changing field of “arts work”.  I believe we are in a period of major change for how arts organizations, working artists, and arts and creative businesses are seen and how they are impacting our economies, communities,  innovation, and lives. ” say, Yerxa. “These changes in the field demand that we look at new ways  to not only provide services and support for people working in the arts sector, but also new ways for this sector to work and collaborate with other business sectors. The Private Sector Council consists of leaders from both arts and creative economy organizations, which allows us to provide great feedback and insight on these issues from the field nationally. For Triangle ArtWorks and the Triangle Region we serve, my service on this Council also keeps us abreast of these changing trends, as they happen, which helps guide our work in the Triangle.”

Potential council members were nominated in September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 15, 2019. Yerxa will serve a two-year term, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. 

 

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