2022 State Arts Agency Arts Education Managers
Professional Development Institute

September 19-21 | Kansas City, MO

For nearly 30 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) have supported the Professional Development Institute (PDI) for state arts agency arts education managers. The PDI provides meaningful leadership development and technical assistance for this diverse field. As a result, arts education managers are knowledgeable leaders in their field through a peer network that new and seasoned managers alike find invaluable.

The 2022 PDI takes place in Kansas City, Missouri, from Monday, September 19, through Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The purpose of this year’s virtual PDI is to continue to explore issues related to diversity, equity, access and inclusion in arts education, specifically what the evolution of K-12 arts education policies and practices looks like in statewide education systems in response to the pandemic. PDI attendees will examine the job-specific leverage points available to them in their role as state arts agency arts education managers, and will learn and practice applying an asset based approach to specific planning and professional development goals unique to their agencies and states.

Guiding Question & Outcomes

The 2022 PDI agenda responds to the following guiding question:

How can state arts agency arts education leaders use our unique role to reimagine and build equitable, enduring arts education ecosystems in our states?

  • Learning Outcome 1: PDI attendees will consider methods that cultivate and support equitable relationships with arts education constituents.
  • Learning Outcome 2: PDI attendees will explore strategies to build effective statewide arts education coalitions.
  • Learning Outcome 3: PDI attendees will identify available tools to influence the statewide arts education ecosystem.

Online registration for the PDI is closed. You may register onsite at the conference hotel.