Todd Trebour Re-Elected to Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Advisory Council of Americans for the Arts (AFTA) have re-elected Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director at RISCA, as a member of their advisory council for the Emerging Leaders Council. Todd 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, Todd 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.

Todd has served on the Emerging Leaders Council since 2016. From 2017-2018, Todd served as Co-Chair of the Council. “I’m very excited to serve a second term on the Council. As I have done since I arrived at RISCA in May 2018, I will continue to communicate the needs of arts and culture leaders in Rhode Island, as well as spotlight the exemplary arts and cultural leadership in our state.”

“I am pleased to welcome these members back to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and 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 them for their valued contribution and commitment that will undoubtedly improve the state of arts in America.”

Potential council members were nominated in September and were voted on by members of Americans for the Arts through November 16, 2018. Todd will serve a three-year term, which began January 1, 2019, and ends December 31, 2021.

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 55 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

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