WIXOM, Mich. — ArtServe Michigan, the leading statewide arts and cultural advocacy organization in Michigan, today announced that President and CEO Jennifer Goulet has been elected to the Private Sector Council of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.
Goulet brings nearly 30 years of cultural leadership, economic development and private sector focused arts experience and dedication to the Council. Serving as president and CEO of ArtServe Michigan since 2008, Goulet leads advocacy, capacity building and strategic communications efforts supporting Michigan’s arts, culture, arts education and creative industries.
“When the private sector and arts, culture, arts education and the creative industries work collaboratively, we see more vibrant communities that attract and retain talent and act as hubs for activity and economic vitality,” said Goulet. “I’m looking forward to contributing my time and talents to foster a greater connection that builds a stronger future for their potential work together.”
The Private Sector Council represents the Private Sector Network—a segment of the professional members of Americans for the Arts whose goal is to increase private sector support for the arts. The Council is an advisory group charged with helping Americans for the Arts develop and implement private sector advocacy programs and serves as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.
“As private sector support for the arts continues to diminish amid a sluggish economy, the work of this council is more important than ever,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the Council. Her support for the arts in her community is a testament and an inspiration to others as they work to ensure that the arts thrive in America.”
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 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 www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
January 7, 2013