Location: Los Angeles Metro directory (48 members)
Leslie Graham has more than ten years of management consulting experience working with nonprofit and public institutions; she specializes in planning for small organizations.
Topic(s): Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development; Human Resources/Staff Training; Facilitation; Fundraising
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro Phone: 310 425 8292 Email:
Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley, ID and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX.
Ms. Kokin has a thriving studio teaching practice, which includes one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, monthly critique groups, mixed media workshops and six-week classes. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work. For information about coaching and critique, visit www.lisakokin.com/teaching-coaching.html and www.lisakokin.com/teaching-critique.html
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego Phone: 510-758-5862 Email: Website: http://www.lisakokin.com
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
Represents actors and stage managers engaged in live theater. Provides negotiation services and benefits for Actors Equity members.
Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society.
After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.
Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions Phone: (310) 597-2526 Email:
American Composers Forum
Supports composers and develops new markets for their music. Provides resources such as grants and commissioning and other career development assistance.
Art career Management Consultant for Artists, Galleries and Arts Organizations
CA Klonarides Art Consulting
2009 – Present (4 years)
Advises artists working in all mediums and styles on all matters related to furthering their careers: business, exhibitions, marketing, grant-writing and how to enrich art administrative experiences; advises galleries and small non-profit art organizations on strategies for greater visibility and future growth. Specialties: Media Arts, video art, sound art and performance, photography, painting and sculpture, installation art, public art
Bio- Carole Ann Klonarides is an independent art career management consultant for artists, galleries and art organizations. In addition, she is a curator of contemporary art and media, art writer, co-producer of collaborative videos on art and artists (MICA-TV) and visiting lecturer of contemporary and media art. She has worked in a variety of settings and contexts – director of a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles and New York, museum curator of all media, director of a company that provides services for artists, non-profit grant-writer and fundraiser, international programmer of educational programs, experiences which are directly transferable to her current position. Her recent curatorial project was, “Che Mondo” (What a World!),” a group exhibition of contemporary photography for the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park, February – April 2013. She was the Director of the Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles (2004-06); Curator of Programming at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (1997-2000); and Media Arts Curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art (1991-95).
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Location(s): National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
ArtBusiness.com provides complete art consulting and advisory services, art appraisals, art price data, articles for artists and collectors, and market research and information to anyone involved with art. Services include appraising all works of fine art; consulting on buying, selling, donating, collecting or otherwise transacting in works of fine art; assistance with inheritance issues involving art; research, documentation, organization and assistance in settlement or dissemination of artist estates; assistance in resolving disputes or disagreements over art; and expert testimony and opinions in legal cases involving art. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of databases containing well over 5,000,000 art price sales records, and biographical information for more than 450,000 artists.
For artists at all stages in their careers, ArtBusiness.com consults on matters including organizing and presenting their art, writing about their art, assistance with situations involving formal agreements or representation of their art, marketing, promotion, pricing individual or multiple works of art, approaching the marketplace, targeting specific venues for possible shows or sales, website functionality, selling online, self-representation, exhibiting and selling at galleries or alternative venues, long term career development, estate issues, and appraisal and documentation of individual pieces or larger bodies of work.
ArtBusiness.com contains over 3,000 pages of free content, over 50,000 images, regularly posts art business articles, reviews art gallery openings, critiques art, covers art market news, and critically evaluates specialized technical art reference books, CD-ROMs and online databases. Out-of-print and rare art reference books and exhibition catalogues are also available through the site.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Because China’s mission is to foster relationships, facilitate actionable international collaboration, and promote cultural diplomacy in the arts between China and the United States. Working with arts administrators, independent producers/curators, and those employed in various capacities across the cultural sector, our goal is to provide professional development opportunities, leadership skills, and relevant cultural connections for a new breed of global arts and culture workers.
As we seek to encourage cultural fluency and mobility among creative professionals in the two vibrant creative capitals of Beijing and Los Angeles, on the ground experience and practical interaction are vital. Through spending meaningful time together learning, more nuanced insight and understanding become possible. Rather than just emphasizing senior level Director to Director organizational cooperation, we wish to provide an avenue of connection for those emerging members of various organizations, who are driving programming and changing the definition of what it means to be an arts and culture professional in the global context. Emphasizing interpersonal connections (the all- important guanxi 关系 in Chinese), we believe real innovation and understanding come about at the person-to-person level. It is our belief that shared time and experience will lead to greater efficacy in future US-China arts & culture related joint initiatives.
For calendar year 2015 Because China Arts is planning four public events and two cultural exchange trips.The four public events will include panels and professional development workshops structured around relevant international arts administration topics. The events will include discussions with artists and administrators that are working between the US and China.
In June of 2015, Because China Arts will host an exchange program in Beijing, China, with up to six mid-level arts administrators from Los Angeles. For most this trip will be an introduction to China and the contemporary Chinese arts and culture scene. During their exchange they will visit many cultural organizations, both large and small, and learn about administrative structure and programming priorities in Beijing. They will also have the opportunity to meet with peers, enjoy local food, sightsee and attend cultural events such as concerts and exhibition openings.
In October of 2015, Because China Arts will host an exchange program in Los Angeles. Up to six mid-level arts administrators from Beijing will be paired with a peer (based off their affiliated institution or their targeted areas of professional development) whom they will have the opportunity to "shadow" in the work place. Additionally, during their time together, participants will attend an array of workshops, presentations, site visits and cultural events to gain a broader view of the art scene of the city as a whole.
Jillian Schultz is an independent curator experienced in exhibition/event production, research, translation, editing, public programming and museum education. She is interested in exploring art as a catalyst for international exchange and cooperation. She recently relocated to Los Angeles after five years in Beijing. Currently, she acts as the Managing Director of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles and China Country Director for Walking Tree Educational Travel.
Brandon Turner is a musician, culture advocate and arts administrator interested in art and performance as means of cultural diplomacy and soft power. He works as the Administrative Services Manager at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where his work focuses on arts research, grants management and professional development. Brandon is also an accomplished double bassist and has toured internationally playing many genre of music.
For more info please visit www.BecauseChinaArts.com
Because China Arts is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program.
The Center for Cultural Innovation was founded in 2001 with a mission to promote knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing business training, grants and loans, and incubating innovative projects that create new program knowledge, tools and practices for artists in the field. Through our professional development offerings, individual artists and creative entrepreneurs learn key business skills that provide them with the knowledge and resources to help advance their art, develop their ideas and increase their financial independence. More courses will be scheduled throughout the year. For more information on CCI or to register for Bay Area workshops visit our website at www.cciarts.org.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Marketing/Communications; Legal Issues; Management/Strategic Planning; Technology Training
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area; San Francisco Bay Area Phone: (415) 288-0530 Email: Website: http://www.cciarts.org
In over twenty-five years of operation,
Terry Wolverton has built a diverse practice that includes long-range and strategic planning, organizational assessment, project evaluation, marketing strategy, board development,
staff development and human relations issues, executive search, executive and life coaching, conflict resolution, program development, fundraising strategy, and facilitation
of group meetings and retreats.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Fundraising; Human Resources/Staff Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro Phone: 323-227-4633 Email:
Creative Empowerment Coaching/Facilitation
Diana Rivera is an expert creativity coach, facilitator and specialist in the psychology of creativity. She provides one-on-one and group coaching programs to support the process of creative exploration and profession in artist professionals. She strategizes and advances her clients personal and professional goals. She uses coaching models and contemporary research in psychology to create profound purpose and direction. As a producer, Diana creates original content as the host of the Co-Creator Series podcast, interviewing leading professionals in a variety of creative industries around the skills, strategies and synergies that empower creativity and productivity. As a writer, she focuses on the psychology of creativity within the arts for her blog and academic research.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Education
Dance Resource Center is the hub and voice for Greater Los Angeles dance. DRC promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state and national levels. DRC welcomes all professional dance companies, makers and stakeholders of all genres, organizational formats, and perspectives. Just as Southern California ranks as the most diverse region of the U.S, DRC represents and includes dance forms and voices reflecting LA’s rich socio-cultural mosaic. www.danceresourcecenter.org
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Audience Development; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Other
If you want a career in the arts, you need to have a Plan A. It’s not about having one goal with a straight arrow to it. It’s about creating an ultimate career goal and a plan to get there so that you know how to articulate it to others so they can see how to use your talent & how to help you. Knowing your skills, resources and assets and being able to express clearly what you want from life will get you jobs.
As a Film & TV music executive at a major record company, I had the pleasure of running our west coast internship program. Through mentoring our valuable interns, I thrived by helping people achieve their goals and break into their career path. I was then a part time opera singer, and decided to use the lessons I was teaching them to apply to my own true career path. Through tangible action steps, guided by a Plan A, I got to my goal of singing full time. Yet, I still had many people contacting me for mentorship to break into the entertainment industry, whether it be in music licensing, singing, acting, or taking the next step in their careers, developing management & leadership skills, work efficiency and marketing strategies. It was then that I started taking on these people as clients. It is joyful work for me to help others get where they are meant to go.
I've worked with countless people as a singer and in the music industry and am so inspired by the unique paths available to us all. A common thread is that we need mentorship. I didn't realize how important it was until years into my career when, for the first time, I became a mentor.
In my one-on-one consultations, I work with people on their specific needs. A few examples of frequent client needs are:
• Create your Plan A -Assess your ultimate career goal -Identify the assets, resources and skills you currently have -Plan to acquire the assets, resources and skills you need -Create action steps & timelines to move your Plan A forward
• Resume and cover letter revisions & interview skills
• Management & Leadership styles
• Educational guidance as to the best courses to take for your specific goals
• Social media development
• Website development
• Demo & Press Kit development
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro
Our marketing communications offerings range from writing press releases to publicity campaigns. We offer video production services and have recently added online community management to our offerings.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Marketing/Communications; Technology Training
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro Phone: (760)534-2302 Email:
Fine Arts Dealers Association
A membership organization of respected and established dealers. Sponsors acclaimed Los Angeles Art Show at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport.
Topic(s): Marketing/Communications; Non Profit Job Opportunities
GYST-Ink is an artist-run company providing information, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. Our mission is to support artists and arts organizations with an integrated mix of software, services and information in order to keep artists working. GYST-Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Hard Hair Productions creates, develops, writes and produces performing and media arts projects. Our mission is to entertain, inform, educate, to collaborate with and serve a diverse group of artists in order to culturally enrich the community at large with special emphasis on the African Diaspora.
JOYCE GUY, director, producer, performer and choreographer has a BS in Drama Education from Hampton University, Virginia. Joyce was a Dance Program Specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC for five years. She has served as a site consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts and a panelist for the California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles and the Durfee Foundation. In the January 1, 1992 issue of the Los Angeles Times she was featured as one of the “People to Watch in 92”. Joyce was awarded a 1992 grant from the LA Arts Recovery Program. In 1994 she received a Theater Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 1994 and 1998 Artist in the Community grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and a 2008 Durfee Foundation ARC Grant. She has also worked with Playwrights Project Life Stories a program with senior citizens, the Playwrights in the Schools program for A.S.K. Theater Projects, Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Festival, On the Front Lines: The Soldier’s Voices Project and attended the La Mama Playwrights Retreat in Umbria, Italy. Over the years has studies ballet, jazz and modern dance; and West African (Senegalese, Guinea and Mali) for over twenty years.
Mike Hoff is currently President of his own company, Hoff Consulting, specializing exclusively in consultation to nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he served for seven years as the Director of Consulting and Education Services at the Center for Nonprofit Management in Los Angeles. His experience includes ten years as an executive director for Boys’ Clubs of America, five years on the faculty at California State University, Long Beach, and over twenty five years as an organization and human resource development manager and consultant. He is the former head of organization development and training functions at Mattel Toys, Fluor Corporation, and Western Digital, and also held the position of Regional Director, Southern California, for the American Management Association. His consulting expertise includes organization, board, and staff development, strategic planning, change management, team development and performance management. Mike holds a B.S. degree in Economics and an M.S. degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Utah. A partial client list includes AIDS Project Los Angeles; Special Olympics – So. California; Musical Theatre West; Arts Council of Long Beach; and, Australians in Film and the Catalina Island Museum.
Topic(s): Management Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
IFP West (Film Independent)
Benefits include access to an affordable health plan and discounts on everything from lab work to legal services for independent filmmakers. Also provides screenings, workshops, and seminars for film industry members and filmmakers.
Daniel Nevers is a conceptual artist, educator, and coach who thinks expansively to change the way people see the world. He is adept at fearlessly generating ideas through structured play, navigating unwieldy processes with transparency and humor, and synthesizing complex information to achieve clarity. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing communications with an emphasis on creating resonant message that nurture relationships over the long term, and he is skilled at designing frameworks, delivering eye-opening presentations, and facilitating inclusive discussions. He loves working with artists and nonprofit organizations to help them articulate and get what they want.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area Phone: x Email: Website: http://www.danielnevers.com
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding. Please contact the Joan Mitchell Foundation for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McLean Fine Art provides visual artist career coaching, including guidance and instruction on career development and art marketing, to groups and individuals
A. McLean Emenegger has been providing artist career coaching and business of art workshops since 2004. She has presented her lectures and workshops through the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Santa Monica College, Center for Cultural Innovation, Pasadena City College among many others. The former managing editor for the visual art publication THE Magazine L.A., she currently serves as Contributing Editor for the international artist collection magazine Bluecanvas, and writes their artist advice column. Ms. Emenegger launched the art consultancy firm Milo + McLean in 2010 and founded McLean Fine Art in 2004. As Director of Bandini Art Gallery, Culver City, CA, she curated many of its critically recognized exhibitions. She served as Executive Director of the visual art nonprofit Gallery 825/LAAA, and presented numerous exhibitions and educational programs that received public and critical acclaim. Prior to Gallery 825, she worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her independent curatorial projects have been reviewed in the LA Times, Artweek, Artscene, Review Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. Her art reviews and articles have been featured in multiple publications, including flavorpill. She is also a visual artist.
I have provided workshops for and career counseling through CCI since 2004 (approximately).
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications