2023 Leadership Academy Application 

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Thank you for applying to Arts Ed Leadership Academy. This application includes questions about your:
  • contact information
  • optional demographic information
  • role and affiliation
  • arts education experience
  • culturally responsive arts education and racial equity practice
  • program interest
  • registration
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In addition to completing this application, please download this Participant Agreement Form. (The form will open in a new tab in your browser.) This agreement outlines your responsibilities as a program participant. You will select which registration fee applies to you and sign the form. If you have a supervisor, we require that they sign the form as well.

This application and the Participant Agreement Form are both due on Monday, April 24, 2023. Instructions for returning the Participant Agreement Form are on the form itself. If you have any questions, please contact Anqwenique Kinsel at kinsela@artsedcollab.org or 412-897-7008.

Applicants will by notified of their acceptance status no later than Friday, May 5, 2023. We look forward to reviewing your application. Good luck!

Contact information

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Preferred address to receive mail during summer 2023 and 2023-24 school year

Role and affiliation

Examples: independent teaching artist, educator, student, program coordinator

Role and affiliation

Demographic information

The following questions are optional. Responses to these questions—as well as the choice not to answer—will not be used to make decisions about acceptance. AEC will only use the information in aggregate to report out on program participation to stakeholders.

Examples: they/them, she/her, he/him

Arts education experience

Examples: 9 years teaching in a charter school, 3 years working in an arts organization

Culturally responsive arts education and racial equity

In its Racial Equity Guiding Principles and Policies, the National Guild for Community Arts Education states "racial equity holds society to a higher standard, it demands that we pay attention not just to individual-level discrimination, but to overall institutional, structural and systemic racism."

Program interest


Full-price registration is $850. Thanks to generous support from The Grable Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, we offer discounted registration on a sliding scale. Independent educators who are paying for their own registration pay the lowest fee. 
  • $850: organizations with budgets at and above $1 million and school districts with less than 20% of students from low-income households
  • $700: organizations with budgets from $750,000 - $999,999 and school districts with 20% - 39% of students from low-income households
  • $575: organizations with budgets from $500,000 - $749,999 and school districts with 40% - 59% of students from low-income households
  • $500: organizations with budgets less than $500,000 and school districts with greater than 60% of students from low-income households

Note: Payment is not due until acceptance into Leadership Academy.
Arts Ed Collaborative is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to support participation in Leadership Academy. If you're interested in a scholarship, please send an inquiry to Yael Silk (silky@artsedcollab.org) by May 1, 2023.