Jane Golden to Headline Arts Leadership Conference

Written by Laura Paskin
Photography by Steve Weinik
December 9, 2016

Jane Golden, Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, is the keynote speaker at this year’s Seattle Arts Leadership Conference on January 28, 2017. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts Philadelphia has grown from a small city agency to the nation's largest mural program and a model for community development around the globe. The Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,800 landmark works of public art through innovative collaborations with community-based organizations, city agencies, nonprofits, schools, the private sector, and philanthropies.

Presentations, professional development workshops, and artwork will focus on the theme [RE]CONNECT to underscore the community and personal connections created through the arts.

“This event will emphasize our commitment to social justice and equity and issues that impact a diverse range of practitioners and organizations,” said Professor Kevin Maifeld, director of the BA and MFA Arts Leadership programs. “Jane Golden is outstanding arts administrator, leader, and expert in urban transformation through art.”

Jane Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2016 Women of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal, the 2016 Paul Philippe Cret Award from the American Institute of Architects, the 2016 Woman of Influence Award from Pearl S. Buck International, the Philadelphia Award, The Hepburn Medal from the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College, the Visionary Woman Award from Moore College of Art & Design, She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and Moore College of Art & Design.

[RE]CONNECT: Seattle Arts Leadership Conference is a full-day event, hosted by Seattle University’s MFA in Arts Leadership program in partnership with Seattle Arts Leadership Team and the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

The arts leadership conference is open to the public. Details and registration information are here.