Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Network

Connecting emerging arts managers with skill-building and leadership development resources.

Ever wonder how your Social Media strategies measure up?

Have you spent countless hours uploading photos to Flickr/designing Facebook ads/tweeting about what your ED had for lunch/moderating the unsavory comments posted to your blog? Do you ever wonder how all your efforts measure up with like-sized organizations around the country? Or maybe you secretly want to know a little bit more about TED and their social media efforts.

If any of the above cases describes you, Social media researcher Devon Smith and Theatre Bay Area have produced The Tangled Web: Social Media and the Arts, a 30-page social media benchmarking report, just to let you know where your organization stands in the Social Media Hierarchy.

In it you can find how many followers each org has, if they tweet and are retweeted (and the frequency of both) and so much more.

It’s really interesting – so get comfortable and get ready to be jealous of how many fans TED has on Facebook.

Here’s the full report:



Pittsburgh Delegation to the 2011 One Young World Summit September 1-4, 2011 – Zurich, Switzerland

Hope you all will consider applying for this remarkable opportunity!

Pittsburgh Delegation to the 2011 One Young World Summit
September 1-4, 2011 – Zurich, Switzerland
Bringing together and connecting the best and brightest young leaders from around the globe to address major global challenges

The One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership invites young professionals from Pittsburgh’s not-for-profit community to apply to participate in the 2011 One Young World Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, from September 1 through 4, 2011. Launched in 2010 in London, One Young World is the premier global forum for young leaders from around the world. One hundred highly recognized global corporations sponsored or sent young leaders to the conference, which has been referred to by CNN as the “Young Davos.”

More than 1,600 delegates under the age of 30 are expected to attend the 2011 Summit. Participants are selected through a nomination process by global leaders from the private sector, government, and the non-profit sector in each of the world’s 192 countries. One Young World convenes the best and brightest from the “successor generation” from around the world to discuss the most pressing global challenges – and to develop solutions to meet those challenges. The goal is to develop a global network and to ensure that the concerns and opinions of the next generation of decision-makers and opinion leaders are heard.

Pittsburgh has been selected by One Young World as the sole U.S. bid city to host the 2012 Summit, and the One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership wants to field a strong delegation at the 2011 Summit in Zurich. The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is coordinating with other southwestern Pennsylvania organizations to sponsor five delegates to attend the Zurich event. Candidates interested in applying must be between 21 and 28 years of age and should be affiliated with an area non-profit. Successful candidates will be team players who demonstrate leadership potential, and who have the ability to grasp complex concepts and provide valuable insights, as well as a commitment to cultural diversity. They should show an interest in global affairs and in helping define Pittsburgh’s place in the world.

To apply, candidates must:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Submit a personal statement (of no more than one page in length) which outlines what the candidate can contribute at the Summit and how the candidate hopes to benefit personally and professionally from attending the Summit.
  • Provide a current resume and/or narrative biography.
  • Submit two letters of reference from people who can assess the candidate’s personal and professional qualities. (Ideally, one letter should be from an employer and one from the leader of an area non-profit.)
  • Agree to use Social Media to share experiences during and after the Summit.
  • Candidates should email their application to oyw@worldpittsburgh.org by Friday, June 24, 2011.

Candidates will be notified if they have been selected by Monday, July 15, 2011.

For more information about One Young World, please see http://www.oneyoungworld.com.

For more information about being a part of Pittsburgh’s delegation to the One Young World Summit in Zurich, please contact oyw@worldpittsburgh.org.

The One Young World Pittsburgh Partnership is a consortium of local companies, non-profits, and community organizations which are working together to bring One Young World to Pittsburgh in 2012. The founding partners include the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, VisitPittsburgh, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

More information: http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/oyw.jsp

Young Professionals Night at Bricolage’s Hunter Gatherers tomorrow!

First, if you haven’t seen Bricolage’s incredible new show, Hunter Gatherers, you should. Go now. Well, go when it’s actually showing, but just know that it closes in 10 days.

And what better opportunity to see a show that the Pittsburgh Tribune Review calls “unpredictable, outrageously funny and relentlessly challenging” than with a group of Young Professionals?!? It’s not officially our event, but we endorse it because it is unpredictable. It is funny. And it really is challenging. You can spend the evening with other young professionals talking about a show that makes you laugh and think and want to eat meat.

Hope to see you there!


More about the Young Professionals Night on April 28th from Bricolage:

TOMORROW!! Thursday, April 28th is Young Professionals Night at Bricolage. 

Pittsburgh’s young professionals are invited to arrive at 7:15pm to mix and mingle before experiencing the 8pm performance of Hunter Gatherers.  

Guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and vegan food tastings from Quiet Storm, participate in our “Are you a Hunter or a Gatherer?” lobby quiz, and mingle with colleagues and friends before the show – a hilarious comedy about a dinner party gone very, very wrong.

Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased at


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