National Arts Strategies (NAS) develops market-leading education services for individuals who play a variety of roles in the arts and culture ecosystem: artists, cultural entrepreneurs, board members, staff members and executives. MCE is part of the teaching team (which includes faculty from leading business and graduate schools) for four NAS programs that serve arts and culture leaders across the country. In this role, MCE designs and refines the program content and learning experiences, delivers program content and ensures the mastery of content delivered across all mediums. Program content is delivered online and through in-person convenings.
The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring.
MCE provided data analysis, graphic visualization and writing support toward the development of The Black Report: The State of the Union for Blacks in Dance. This report is a call to action meant to highlight the experiences and challenges of a representative sample of black dance companies in the United States and advocate for increased funding and capacity support for black dance companies in the United States.
MCE has also advised IABD on the strategy and program design for their Next Generation Leadership Program (NGL), funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Organization. NGL is a leadership development program designed to 1) identify and cultivate the next generation of Black Dance leaders, and 2) support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.
Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles (EAL/LA) is a network of arts professionals whose purpose is to grow and support the next generation of creative leaders in the greater Los Angeles area. MCE ushered EAL/LA through its third strategic planning process with a focus on organizational capacity and strategy, leadership cultivation and refined communications. MCE produced a comprehensive organizational assessment and organizational recommendations.
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) reinstates and preserves the contributions and stories of Black artists in the field of ballet. MCE created MoBBallet’s program management plan for its fundraising launch party. The plan included pre, during and post event activities to contribute to a launch party’s success.