The Faces of the Future
An Assessment of California's Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative
Harder+Company Community Research
In response to earlier research, the James Irvine Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation established the Next Generation Arts Leadership Initiative in 2009 to promote the leadership development of younger arts professionals. “Faces of the Future” documents what has occurred, including early indicators of success, and lessons learned in the first few years of the Next Gen Initiative. The report also makes recommendations relevant to arts funders, leaders of arts organizations, and emerging arts leaders. The assessment, commissioned by the Irvine and Hewlett foundations, was conducted and written by Harder+Company Community Research and independent consultant Diane Espaldon.