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Emiko Ono and Arts Leadership

October 30, 2017

Emiko Ono, Program Officer in Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will deliver a public talk in the early evening of November 6 in the URBN Annex Lobby, speaking to research she's conducted that examines generational changes in the cultural workforce.

Ono will visit as a 2017 Rankin Scholar in Residence, and her presentation will cover varying expectations of rising generations, and how the sector can anticipate and respond to shifting demographics of age, experience levels, and racial, cultural and ethnic diversity. While her original research focused on California, her talk at Drexel will focus on the cultural workforce in the Greater Philadelphia area through data provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Our country and our region are represented through an ever-changing demographic, as well as changing expectations about how we deal with difference. "Emiko will be speaking to things we can actively do to be more inclusive in the arts and cultural sector," stated Jean Brody, Program Director of the Graduate Arts Administration online program and organizer of Ono's visit. 

Ono manages grants that support more than 80 arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and serves on the foundation's Building an Inclusive Culture working group. She also manages a cluster of grants that promote cross-generational leadership in the arts. She has extensive experience developing and leading museum education, professional development, and grant-making programs. Ono is former director of grants and professional development at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and she holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Bank Street College of Education in New York City.

This program is free to Drexel students, faculty and staff and to members of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, but requires a reservation due to limited space.

Mon. Nov. 6 // 5PM (reception) 6PM (presentation and discussion) // URBN Annex Screening Room // Free & open to the public // register here

Can't make the event? Livestream here

 Click here to read the original report, Moving Arts Leadership Forward: A Changing Landscape, from The Hewlett Foundation.