North Carolina Executive Directors' Conference

2017 Executive Directors' Conference 














The North Carolina Arts Council presented a two-day professional development gathering for local arts council executive directors on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26, 2017 to over 30 arts council representatives from across the state

Conference sessions included feature speakers and panels on Arts Programming for Youth-At-Risk, Creative Forces: Working with Veterans, as well as workshops on Making Your Story Matter to Donors, Economic Impact Storytelling and Social Media Boot Camp.

2017 Executive Directors’ Conference Presentations

Tuesday, April 25th

Presentation for Executive Directors’ Conference
Wayne Martin, Executive Director, N.C. Arts Council

Making Your Story Matter to Donors
Todd Cohen, Founder and Principal, Philanthropy North Carolina

Economic Impact Storytelling
Leigh Ann Wilder, Arts in Communities Director, N.C. Arts Council

Creative Forces: Working with Veterans
Moderated by Vicki Vitiello, Director of Operations and Arts Learning, N.C. Arts Council
• Joseph Bathanti, Writer-in-Residence, Charles George VA Medical Center
• Gayla Elliott, Art Therapist at the Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center at Camp Lejeune, NC
• Alfredo Hurtado, Veteran and Dancer, Black Box Dance Theater
• Terri Kane, Women Veterans Coordinator, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

NC Arts Council 50th Anniversary
Wayne Martin, Executive Director, N.C. Arts Council
Sandra Davidson, 50th Anniversary Program Coordinator, N.C. Arts Council

Wednesday, April 26th

Social Media Bootcamp
Presented by Candice Miller Smith, Director of Operations, Ignite Social Media and Carusele

Arts in Education Programming for Youth-at-Risk
Moderated by Emily Colin, Arts in Education Strategic Consultant
• Tracy Wilkes, Community Engagement Specialist and Founder, DREAMS of Wilmington
• Katie Wyatt, Executive Director, El Sistema USA and Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kidznotes
• Alando Mitchell, Founder and Executive Director, A Drummer’s World