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Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Alison McNeil
April 9, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
8:30am ET| 7:30am CT
Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of McNeil Creative Enterprises.
This program is free for all ArtTable members. Members may bring 1 additional guest for $5.
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About Alison McNeil
Alison T. McNeil is a nationally recognized award-winning strategic thinker and creative entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in performing arts and education. She leads with the intention of creating resources, removing roadblocks and designing roadmaps to make arts and culture accessible to all. Alison’s work has addressed the blind spots that perpetuate the disparities in funding, hiring, and operational practices with and for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) arts administrators. Alison’s work is rooted in arts advocacy and is at the intersection between philanthropy, strategy and justice. She has led multi-million-dollar change efforts, therefore directly informing policy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships.
Her efforts have fortified leadership and secured grants, and as a result expanded equity and access for women, emerging leaders and communities of color. Every effort she’s contributed to is in service to the communities noted above including launching McNeil Creative Enterprises and co-founding Third Eye Cultural Collaborative, Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), and the Maynor Biggers Artist Fund.
Alison’s talent has resulted in accolades both inside and outside of the arts and culture sector. She has served as a thought leader on numerous grant panels, boards, conference panels, and advisory committees including the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, as well as the Heinz Endowments, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Step Afrika!, FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Alexandria Commission for the Arts and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. If you really want to get Alison to smile, ask her about her nephew or her favorite Stevie Wonder song.
About McNeil Creative Enterprises
McNeil Creative Enterprises (MCE) is an organizational development firm committed to improving company culture, reinvigorating program operations, igniting growth and facilitating change in the arts and culture sector. MCE provides tactical solutions that help their clients strategically position themselves to achieve their goals. MCE removes the roadblocks and creates roadmaps. This contributes to healthy work environments, increased access to funding and opportunity, and holistic programming.
Thank you to Alissa Maru, ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter, for organizing this program.
Image: Alison McNeil
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