A&BC Executive Director Kristin Larsen appointed to Americans for the Arts Private Sector Council

Members of Americans for the Arts have elected Kristin Larsen as a member of their advisory council for the Private Sector Council. Larsen will advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership.

In the Private Sector Council, Larsen will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.

Kristin Larsen, Executive Director of The Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Kristin Larsen, Executive Director of The Arts & Business Council of Chicago

“The issues our society faces are too complex to address in one way,” said Larsen. “For so many people, innovation is synonymous with business and technology. However, innovation can only happen as a result of creativity. Creativity is part of what it means to be human and creativity is expressed through connectivity.”

“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Kristin Larsen to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations. I applaud Ms. Larsen for her valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.” 

Potential council members were nominated in mid-September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 14, 2017. Larsen will serve a three-year term, from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. 

“Since 1987, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) has been creating dynamic relationships between Chicago’s corporate and cultural sectors, bringing together people who value, promote and benefit from the core competencies the creative class has to offer in developing sustainable development goals such as well-being, economic health, reduction of inequalities, and sustainable cities and communities,” said Larsen. “I look forward to building stronger connections between our corporate and cultural communities through my service on the Private Sector Council.”

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.