Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts

The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts is a catalyst that provides diverse, talented artist-leaders, particularly in the Southeast, with the professional development, mentoring and access they need to become transformative drivers of the 21st-century creative economy.

Through the Institute’s new five-year strategic plan—the Creative Catalyst Initiative—the Institute will continue to strengthen and translate artists’ gifts, talents and skills to forge leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who can tackle complex challenges in the contexts and communities in which they live and work. 

The Artist as Leader
Joe Haj

Our Artist as Leader interview series invites artists with diverse careers and experiences to reflect on how the creative process has helped them develop attributes of leadership such as vision, empathy, authenticity, persistence, patience, as well as the ability to listen deeply and to empower others.

Our latest interview with Joe Haj, Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater, was conducted by Corey Madden. 

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