Barbara “BJ” Adler

BJ Adler is recognized nationally for her unique blend of vision, executive leadership and creative direction in the arts, education and cultural arenas. Through her Vision Emerging consulting firm she provides interim executive leadership, project management for national and community-based organizations (e.g. NEA, the National Art Education Association, the Young Audiences Network, and Create the State in California), and mentors non-profit executives.

As Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Adler implemented services to identify the nation’s most promising emerging young artists while dramatically increasing the capacity and visibility of the organization. She has produced numerous exhibitions, events and publications and has spoken and written about the development of young talent.  In her tenure at Young Audiences, Adler set the education policies for the network of affiliated organizations and administered programs to increase the educational impact of the organization’s arts education services. Her experience includes positions as Executive Director of Chamber Music America and the Kansas City Chapter of Young Audiences and as Education Director of The Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center.

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