Your Investment Audit: Exploring Your Current Investment Practices - Money, Time, and Space

Thursday, June 14, 11:20 am - 1:10 pm

Take the morning's conversation and apply it directly to your organization--in this step-by-step workshopping process, we'll work together to map out all the ways you are currently investing in your community.



Clayton Lord
Vice President of Local Arts Advancement
Americans for the Arts
Washington, District of Columbia

Clayton Lord is the vice president of local arts advancement for Americans for the Arts, where he oversees advocacy, capacity development and cohort building for local arts administrators and advocates in 5,000 communities across the United States. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lord served for five years as the director of communications and audience development for Theatre Bay Area. At Americans for the Arts, the local arts advancement department aims to empower, educate, and support local arts leaders, public artists and arts administrators, emerging, mid-career, and executive leaders throughout the arts sector, arts marketers, and artist-activists as they work to be constantly relevant and transformative in the lives of American citizens and communities. Lord shepherds the New Community Visions Initiative, a multi-year effort to better understand and support the changing role of the arts and local arts agencies in American communities, and Americans for the Arts’ ongoing initiatives around cultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. He is the chief architect of the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and the Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance. Lord is a prolific writer, thinker, and speaker about the public value of the arts, and has written for ArtsLink, ARTSblog, Theatre Bay Area magazine, Stage Directions, InDance, The Voice, ArtsJournal, and others. He has edited and contributed to three books: Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of the Arts; Arts & America: Arts, Culture and the Future of America’s Communities; and To Change the Face & Heart of America: Selected Writings on the Arts and Communities, 1949-1992 and is working on the forthcoming New Community Visions: A Blueprint for 21st Century Arts-Based Community Development, due out in 2017. He holds a B.A. in English and Psychology from Georgetown University, and lives with his husband and daughter in Maryland.

Jordan Shue
Program Director, Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Purchase College
Brooklyn, New York

Jordan believes that artists and creatives are integral contributors to our economy, communities, and lives. She knows that, without creative entrepreneurs, our world would be missing the original thinkers that help us innovate and grow. Jordan previously worked with Americans for the Arts to foster a collaborative ecosystem between the arts and business sectors that harnesses their collective power as agents of change, transforming the communities and cultures in which we live, work, and play. Taking on the role of Program Director of Purchase College’s Entrepreneurship in the Arts MA was a natural progression of those professional and personal goals.