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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: How to be an Effective and Informed CA Arts Advocate

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: How to be an Effective and Informed CA Arts Advocate


WEBINAR: How to be an Effective and Informed CA Arts Advocate

Apr 13, 2020 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Julie Baker
Executive Director, Californians For The Arts & California Arts Advocates
Julie Baker is a seasoned arts and marketing professional. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Californians For The Arts and California Arts Advocates in October of 2018, Julie Baker served on the board for four years as chair of the membership committee and of Confluence, an arts advocacy conference. She serves as the California State Captain to Americans for the Arts’, National Arts Action Summit and is chair of the visibility committee for the State Arts Action Network. From 2009-2017, Julie Baker served as the Executive Director of The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts venue and California WorldFest, an annual music and camping festival located in Grass Valley, CA.

Sofia Klatzker
President, The Roman Mars Foundation
Sofia Klatzker is the President of the newly formed Roman Mars Foundation, as well as Vice President of Strategic Development for 99% Invisible. Previously she served as the Executive Director of Arts for LA, the Director of Grants and Professional Development at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and key staff member and architect of the County’s public arts education initiative, Arts for All. She has served as a consultant for the City of Los Angeles, City of Santa Monica, Alameda County Arts Commission, and Californians for the Arts, and a committee member of the California Alliance for Arts Education Policy Council, strategic advisor to the Cultural Data Project, and Co-chair of the LA Arts Funders group. She was a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the J. Paul Getty Center, and Community Arts Resources. Sofia is the Advocacy Committee Board Chair for Californians for the Arts.