Theresa Holden

Theresa HoldenTheresa Holden, a theater artist, professor, performing arts manager, organizer and consultant, is the Co-Director of Holden & Arts Associates (HAA) and the Director of the Artist and Community Connection (ACC). ACC, a not-for-profit organization, offers consulting services to diverse organizations and specializes in building equitable partnerships. Theresa offers her clients a variety of services, including strategic planning, board development, community engagement activities, equitable and productive meeting facilitation, leadership workshops and long range planning.

For more than 20 years, Theresa has planned, produced and consulted on numerous community-based projects across the United States and previously taught theater at the university level for ten years. She recently taught a graduate theater course at Arizona State University and has taught the Emerging Leaders Institute for Arts Presenters for the past 10 years.

LDI Methodology

APAP’s Leadership Development Institute follows a Cooperative Inquiry design. Read more ›

2012/2013 Team

Fourteen LDI team members were chosen from a cross section of US presenting organizations. Read more ›

Best Practices

LDI members developed best practices around 5 key aspects of engaging community with and through the arts. Read more ›

About LDI

Launched in 2010, the goal of the LDI is to develop the leadership, knowledge and capacity required to advance the performing arts presenting field. Read more ›

Resource Library

LDI members created a library of resource materials to guide presenters’ community building efforts. Read more ›