Steering Committee

North County Arts Network is supported by a Steering Committee that defines the directions and goals of this organization.  Many of the steering committee members have specialized knowledge and together the group aims to fulfill the mission of NCAN: to ensure that the arts are recognized as vital in the lives of its people; develop an innovative vision, plan, and collaborative effort to strengthen the arts; serve, advance, and lead in the maintenance of a diverse network of institutions, businesses, and individuals who work in the arts; maintain a directory of arts resources and organizations in the region.

They do this staying true to the vision of NCAN: to invigorate the arts community, enhance quality of life, and encourage prosperity in our region.  By using the power of collective impact, we are leveraging the creative community in the North County San Diego region to maximize support for the arts.

 

Current Steering Committee members:
Leah Goodwin,  Director of Museum and Education, California Center for the Arts Escondido
Lynnette Tessitore,  Cultural Arts Manager,  City of Chula Vista
Naomi Nussbaum, Executive Director, Synergy Arts Foundation
Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrator, City of Encinitas
Richard Schultz,   Manager, Carlsbad Cultural Arts
Carolyn Grant,  Executive Director, Museum of Making Music
Maggie Chiaro, artist/instructor
Brigid Parsons, founder Local Art Walk
Alex Goodman, Managing Director, New Village Arts
Michael Rennie, President and CEA, Poway OnStage
Drew Cady Concert Manager, Mainly Mozart
Patricia Frischer, Coordinator and Founder, San Diego Visual Arts Network
Maria Mingalone, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art
John Campbell, founder Smorgborg
Thora Guthrie, independent arts consultant
Our Administrative Director is Elise Kert

The following steering committee members attended diverse public meeting to ascertain the needs and goals of the arts and culture community of North County San Diego.

Integrating the Arts into Education

Leah Goodwin,  Director of Museum and Education, California Center for the Arts Escondido
Lynnette Tessitore,  Cultural Arts Manager,  City of Chula Vista

  • College/University Community Engagement Development
  • Strengthen K-12 Arts Education Program Development
  • Arts Professional Development via Education

Exploring the contributions of the Civic Arts of our cities and towns

Naomi Nussbaum, Executive Director, Synergy Arts Foundation
Jim Gilliam, Arts Program Administrator, City of Encinitas
Richard Schultz,   Manager, Carlsbad Cultural Arts

  • Local Municipal/City Arts Professionalization/Development
    • Formal Cultural/Public Art Planning & Development
    • Professional City Arts Administration Development
    • Sustainable Funding Methodologies for the Arts
    • Advocacy/Lobbying Campaign
    • Leadership Development
  • Goals with SD North Economic Development Council Partnership
  • Promotion of North County Public Art Collections/Opportunities
  • North County Cultural Districts Opportunities/Development
  • Caltrans Freeway Projects/Wayfinding

Marketing and cross-promoting  the Arts in North County

Carolyn Grant,  Executive Director, Museum of Making Music
Maggie Chiaro, artist/instructor
Brigid Parsons, founder Local Art Walk

  • Research/Data/Mapping and Dissemination
    • Mapping of Sector and Cross-Sector Partnerships
    • Research/Data/Best Practices
    • Case Statement/Stats on Value of Arts
  • Joint Marketing
    • Master Calendar
    • Website/Social Media/List Serve for NCAN and beyond
    • Shared Expenses on Marketing and Literature Distribution
    • Media Relations Dev.
  • Audience Development
    • Arts organizations collaborative cross-promotions
    • Business/Arts Reciprocal Discount Program

Partnerships with the Business community

Amelia Xann  non-profit consultant, Creative Launch Strategies
Jacque Kilpatrick, formerly of California State University San Marcos
Daniel Foster, former director Oceanside Museum of Art

  • Arts and Economic Summit
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Countywide collaborations
  • Goals of SD North Economic Development Council Partnership
  • American for the Arts’ Economic Prosperity Report Considerations
  • Building Advocacy Campaign & Partnerships with civic & corporate/business communities
  • Sustainable Funding Methodologies for the arts community (i.e., TOT, 1% fees; Pennies for the Arts, Round-Up)
  • Technical Assistance for Arts Organizational Fundraising (i.e., Legacy Society development., board development, successful fundraising strategies/planning)
  • Funding Strategies/Initiatives for North County arts community
    • Internal Regional Fundraising Opportunities
    • External Fundraising Opportunities (state, national)
  • Arts Funder Forums
  • Arts Re-grant Program Development

Performing Arts needs and enhancements

Alex Goodman, Managing Director, New Village Arts
Michael Rennie, President and CEA, Poway OnStage
Drew Cady Concert Manager, Mainly Mozart

  • Collaborations (i.e. more shared programming to share talent, expenses and audiences).
  • PR/Website for Shared Targeted Programming
  • Registry(s)/roster for info and a stronger engagement with talent/performers and organizations
  • Audience Building and Sales
  • San Diego Film Office Partnership Development

 

Visual Arts needs and enhancements

Patricia Frischer, Coordinator and Founder, San Diego Visual Arts Network
Maria Mingalone, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art 

  • Collaborations (i.e. more shared programming to share talent, expenses and audiences).
  • PR/Website for Shared Targeted Programming – pop up galleries, printed guide, want ads, match making artist to commissions, finding open calls, videos about the area culture and artist
  • Registry(s)/roster for info and a stronger engagement with artists/performers and organizations
  • Audience Building and Sales
  • Artist Pay Equity

 

How you can be involved:

To see more details about the organizations that are working with NCAN, take a look at the Directory.

Our thanks go to (past committee members?)

Daniel Foster, former director Oceanside Museum of Art  and part of the committee with Naomi Nussbaum, Jim Gilliam and Patricia Frischer who founded the North County Arts Network.  Their vision was based on the strength of a collective voice with an ultimate aim to form a San Diego County Arts Council funded at the county level.
Joann Johnson who helped us attain the first grants to finance NCAN.
Elizabeth Castilla whose networking ideas have carried us through the process of enabling intersections in the creative community.
Kait Matthews for supplying a meeting place  and hosting the website in the first years of NCAN.
Marilyn Huerta along with Jacque Kilpatrick, formerly of California State University San Marcos for tireless contributions of ideas.
Amelia Xann  non-profit consultant, Creative Launch Strategies for her initial visioning for the Arts and Economic Summit.