PORTLAND, ORE – Members of Americans for the Arts, the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, have elected Salvador Mayoral IV as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council. Mayoral 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 Emerging Leaders Council, Mayoral will work with fellow arts leaders to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities for emerging arts professionals nationwide.
With over a decade working in the arts and culture sector, Mayoral is committed to championing both the arts and the culturally diverse communities that create them. He currently serves the Portland metropolitan area in his role as the Public Art Program Assistant at the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Salvador Mayoral IV 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 Mr. Mayoral for his 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, 2016. Mayoral will serve a three-year term, from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.
“I look forward to joining this group of dedicated and passionate arts administrators and continuing the impactful work the council is achieving,” Mayoral commented.
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 50 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 AmericansForTheArts.org.
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through Work for Art; convenes forums, networking events and other community gatherings; provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools through The Right Brain Initiative. RACC values a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences and is working to build a community in which everyone can participate in culture, creativity and the arts. For more information visit racc.org.