Robert Lynch, Head of Americans for the Arts, to Take Paid Leave

December 17th, 2020

Robert Lynch, the head of arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts (AFTA) will take a leave of absence after allegations of a hostile work environment.  “Immediately after the George Floyd murder, AFTA’s leadership expressed their commitment to Black and Brown lives in an Instagram post,” says Quanice Floyd, a member of the organization’s Arts Education Advisory Council. “However, since then, members of AFTA have demanded transparency and accountability on multiple occasions only to be given the runaround from senior leadership.”

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