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  • Marketing Strategies On A Shoestring Budget During COVID-19

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/22/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    This webinar is designed to help participants learn key marketing planning strategies that will allow them to better connect, engage and communicate with their patrons during the difficult time of the global pandemic. Participants will learn how to re-evaluate, apply emotional intelligence and re-calibrate their understandings via a series of canvases and maps. Also, as many organizations have had their budgets cut significantly, the webinar will outline key elements needed when a strong marketing budget is unavailable.

  • 2020 Member Briefings

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

  • December 2020 Member Briefing

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

  • LAAs & Creatives in Support of Black- and New American-Owned Businesses: Two Economic Recovery Models

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/14/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    How can artists, Local Arts Agencies, and nexus organizations boost economic development and recovery for Black-owned, refugee-, and New American-owned businesses? Exchange with your peers about two creative models that offer ideas and strategies to support neighborhood businesses while putting creatives to work. How can artists, Local Arts Agencies, and nexus organizations boost economic development and recovery for Black-owned, refugee-, and New American-owned businesses? Exchange with your peers about two creative models that offer ideas and strategies to support neighborhood businesses while putting creatives to work.

  • Flipping the Script: Approaching Businesses with Opportunity Instead of an Ask

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/09/2020 at 3:30 PM (EST)

    Arts organizations often come to businesses with their hand out asking for funding support instead of approaching them with mutually-beneficial opportunity. In a COVID-19 world when all are feeling pressure, creating a partnership around shared purpose is even more critical than before. In this discussion, explore how you can “flip the script” and meet prospective business partners where they are by speaking in their language, about their interests. Learn how to help your corporate colleagues think about the arts as a way to meet their business goals, not just a place for charity.

  • 2020 National Arts Marketing Project Conference

    Contains 17 Product(s)

    The 2020 National Arts Marketing Project Conference is designed as a focused and streamlined experience over December 7 and 8 offering insight into ideas and tactics, strategies and inspiration to set the groundwork for arts and culture organizations to survive and thrive in the next 18-24 months.

  • Post-Election Impact on the Arts

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/23/2020

    Join the Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund government and political affairs team for an in-depth analysis of the 2020 election impact on the arts at the federal, state, and local level. Find out what this means for the arts during the Congressional Lame Duck session and moving forward into the next Congress in January 2021.

  • Investigating Representation in Public Spaces: Monument Lab's Field Trip Project

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/19/2020

    Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Monument Lab critically engages our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

  • Mapping Monuments: A Monument Lab Project

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/18/2020

    Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Monument Lab critically engages our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

  • Resilient Arts Organizations: Adapting to New Realities

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    The Arts & Culture sector is facing an unprecedented crisis with the economic fallout caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a national survey conducted by Americans for the Arts​, financial losses to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are an estimated $14.0 billion, as of October 19, 2020. But we know that Local Arts Agencies, Arts & Cultures Organizations, and Artists are resilient in the face of adversity. This series will address essential topics for arts and culture organizations to consider as they respond to current needs and reimagine for the future.

  • Preserving the Legacy of Your Arts Organization During Challenging Times

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/12/2020

    Your arts organization is cultural heritage, learn to preserve it for future generations.

  • Before You Close: Strategies for Alternative Pathways Forward

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/10/2020

    The estimated total impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector stands at $13.1 billion and growing, with layoffs, furloughs, and cancelled performances setting the stage for long-term financial impacts. At the same time, the value of the arts has never been greater as we watch creative organizations respond to very real social challenges, raising community conversations and spirits. This webinar speaks to organizations who are facing financial and operational hardships right now, and offers specific solutions to consider, instead of closing their doors completely.

  • SOUNDING THE ALERT: COVID Advocacy & Messaging Momentum in the Heartland

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2020

    Omaha, NE sound designer Bill Kirby of BLUEBARN Theatre shares the story of how he and fellow creative industry workers quickly mobilized for the September 1st national #RED Alert/RESTART day of action and got 40 Omaha venues, businesses, and even private residences to light their buildings red as a dramatic call to support the arts. The event played a pivotal role to capture public and legislators’ focus on COVID’s devastating impact on the arts community. Hear how they followed up with strategic messaging and a social media blitz that motivated the arts community and the city to advocate for the RESTART Act and gained three Omaha and Iowa legislators as co-sponsors. Momentum continues with further actions to advocate for the DAWN Act and, with legislators, to devise localized arts advocacy strategies to keep the full range of Omaha’s arts providers alive and well into the future. Pick up tips and share your advocacy and casemaking experiences in this practical exchange!

  • October 2020 Member Briefing: Arts Leaders Get Out the Vote

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/20/2020

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

  • Public Art Pulse Check

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Americans for the Arts members are invited to be part of Public Art Pulse Check, an interactive program for attendees to dive into timely issues and trends affecting the public art field today. Led by the Public Art Network (PAN) Advisory Council, attendees will learn ways Americans for the Arts are addressing current public art-related issues, and engage with each other to share experiences and knowledge on issues facing local public art programs and practitioners.

  • Navigating Uncertain Futures with Scenario Planning

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2020

    Emerging technologies, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic are just a few of the uncertainties faced by cities and nonprofit organizations as they prepare for the future. Scenario planning is a proven methodology for analyzing and preparing for uncertain futures, that has been used by companies, cities, and organizations. Drawing on my recent book, Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures, this webinar will feature an overview of scenario planning concepts and tools, discuss a framework for implementing scenario planning for nonprofit organization strategic planning, and provide examples of how urban planners use scenarios.

  • ArtsVote: Make Your Vote Count Campaign State by State

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/01/2020

    Americans for the Arts Action Fund launched its ArtsVote ​"Make Your Vote Count” pledge campaign with artwork designed by renowned contemporary artist and Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member Shepard Fairey. Customized Voter Factsheets for every state and U.S. territory provide the latest details and deadlines on vote-by-mail ballots, early voting,​and in-person voting, offering registered voters info on all the new election rules and deadlines created due to COVID-19. Take the pledge to make your vote count today, then download high-resolution images of Shepard Fairey's artwork in either English or Spanish to post on your website and social media platforms with a link to your State's Voter Info Factsheet! All ArtsVote resources available at www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote. You can become a participating partner organization in the ArtsVote campaign by signing up for free.

  • ArtsU Intensive: Achieving Meaningful Engagement with Diverse Audiences

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/30/2020

    ArtsU Intensives are extended deep dive learning sessions of hyper-focused topics. These enriched e-learning sessions are quarterly opportunities for members of the field to interact with, engage and immerse in crucial topics and concepts.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: How Prioritizing Affordable Workspaces Pays Off

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2020

    Join Siobhan Spain of Mainframe Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, to learn about a replicable model for providing safe, accessible, inclusive and sustainable studio options for creative professionals. Hear from Deshara Bohanna and Gretchen Bohling, two of the nonprofit’s 52 entrepreneurs, about how an affordable professional setting and supportive environment stimulated their business growth and community engagement.

  • AAE: Supporting Individual Artists Webinar Series

    Contains 12 Product(s)

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a series of deep dive webinars about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these webinars are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. The first part of this series will take a look at supporting artists of specific disciplines, with the second part focusing on programs you may want to consider developing as you work to support individual artists.

  • Reframing Art | Reclaiming Place: Transforming A Liquor Store into an Artspace

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/17/2020

    How can communities activate vacant storefronts using arts and culture? What barriers might they encounter and how can they overcome them? How can arts and culture projects in vacant storefronts fit into wider community economic development strategies? In this engaging workshop, Linda Steele will share her experience bringing a vacant storefront and other spaces to life using arts and culture. She will share challenges, how they came to solutions, and how these efforts contributed to a larger community economic development goals.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: Keep Arts Working - Creating More Than a Message

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2020

    The income of many individual artists has been compromised due to COVID-19. To continue to support local artists, the Arts Council for Long Beach created the Keep Arts Working project. Join us on #ArtsU for our next webinar in the Supporting Individual Artists series on 9/9 to learn about how arts organizations can create meaningful and valuable grassroots connections for artists, businesses, and community.

  • ArtsVote FREE Virtual Event to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Artists and the Arts Community and Policies for the Future

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/27/2020

    Join artists Ben Folds and Annette Bening, President & CEO of Arts Midwest Torrie Allen, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter, and President & CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch for an interactive discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community and policies for the future. This is not an official event of the RNC but takes place on the closing night of the Republican Convention. For more information, please visit www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote.

  • Because That's Where the Money is: Fully Secured Borrowing for the Arts

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/26/2020

    Fully secured borrowing is our approach to borrowing for nonprofits that has been used for over four decades. It really works. It places control in your hands, not the lender. It is available to all nonprofits. And this includes every art-related nonprofit. In this webinar, you will learn about an approach that is particularly well suited for these COVID-19 times. You will see how you can use this resource as a solid base for all your fundraising and earned revenue strategies. You will discover how to do this for your organization and how to quickly and easily place a firm fiscal foundation under your institution as you move ahead. Through the resources listed on this event page, you will have all the documents that you need to successfully use this approach. While we cannot know the future, we can prepare ourselves to adapt in a way that works

  • 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference Full Package (On-Demand)

    Contains 44 Product(s)

    The 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference brought together the arts field to better understand this crisis, how we are responding to it, and how we will move toward recovery. Now you can view the more than 40 sessions with 70 arts leaders anytime for the next year.

  • Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Exchanging Art for Medicine to Catalyze Change in Healthcare

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/20/2020

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for August 2020 will be about Healthcare for Artists

  • AAE: Supporting Individual Artists Monthly Coffee Chats

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists.

  • ArtsVote @DNC - A Call to Action to Artists and Arts Advocates

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/20/2020

    Join artists Ben Folds, Annette Bening, and Biden Arts Policy Committee Co-Chair Megan Beyer as a pre-show event on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention. Speakers will discuss how artists have gotten involved in the 2020 election and the launch of the Arts Action Fund #ArtsVote campaign that calls on all artists and arts advocates to take the pledge to make their vote count at www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote. The event will also feature a performance by Ben Folds.

  • DIAL.studio | Professional Development Series

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    The DIAL.studio six-part professional development series was created to support college students and emerging leaders who want to increase their knowledge of arts administration through a cultural equity lens. This series will be hosted through the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program, a summer internship specifically for undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in the arts management field. As the program shifted from an in-person internship to a virtual experience, coordinators of DIAL wanted to open up the valuable content and information out to the field. As named, the “studio” will allow participants to gain new knowledge from arts leaders, peers, and colleagues, while creating space to practice their own skills and encourage creative thought.

  • DIAL.studio | Utilizing Community to Achieve Creative Revitalization

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/31/2020

    ThirdSpace Action Lab is a POC-led organization created to disrupt the vicious cycle of disinvestment and displacement that negatively impacts the vitality of low-income communities of color, specifically in the Cleveland Metro Area. It is a grassroots research, strategy, and design cooperative, dedicated to prototyping creative place-based solutions to complex socioeconomic problems. ThirdSpace has centered their work in racial equity and inclusion, and work to involve the community in the revitalization process. They are key contributors to the development of the Glenville Arts Campus, and aim to provide spaces for communities of color to unify and take action. This session will highlight the importance of community building and activation and allow participants to explore the various aspects of this work and where it can be utilized in their own regions.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: Artist Residencies

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/29/2020

    Explore the world of artist-in-residence communities and ways in which they support individual artists. There are more than 400 residency programs in the U.S. and 1,500 residency programs worldwide. These programs recognize creative process and the exploration of new ideas as essential to human progress.

  • DIAL.studio | Self Advocacy and Self Care for Artists and Arts Administrators of Color

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2020

    For many pre-career and emerging leaders of color, there is constant pressure to prove oneself, focus on the product rather than process, and “fit in” to a culture that may not be their own. Many struggle with creating space for themselves, feeling comfortable advocating for their wants and needs, and supporting their own communities. This session explores the topic of self-care and self-advocacy through a panel discussion with music educator and consultant, Calida Jones, and New York City Ballet principal dancer, Georgina Pazcoguin. Through this discussion, participants will explore Calida’s and Georgina’s pathways towards success and growth, and how their groundbreaking stories inspire the people around them.

  • Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Finding Artists

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/23/2020

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" are your opportunity to hear from individuals and organizations in the arts and culture field that support individual artists as part of their everyday work. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for July 2020 will be about finding artists.

  • July 2020 Member Briefing: Reopening Summer Arts Camps

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    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org

  • Engaging Your Audience During and After COVID-19

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/17/2020

    ​COVID-19 has pushed our arts organizations and individual artists to the edge. Some have shut down for the short term in hope of securing the future; some have quickly pivoted to online content; many have grappled with what it means to serve their missions and audiences during a pandemic while remaining (hopefully) solvent and (hopefully) vital even amidst massive uncertainty and reduced capacity. Questions abound as arts organizations consider our audiences: How can we engage our audiences now so that they are still there when things are “back to normal?” How do we serve audiences in a way that makes sense for our mission when we can’t gather or do typical programming? What factors will influence audiences’ return to our events? This webinar will tackle these questions and more. We will review the tenets of strong audience development we can lean on that haven’t changed; explore approaches and frameworks to help us think about and understand our audiences in ways that can guide our programming and/or communication; and check-in with the most recent data for big-picture clues that can help inform our planning.

  • DIAL.studio | Antigone in Ferguson: Building a Chorus that Can’t Preach to Itself (By Design)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/17/2020

    Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Translated and directed by Theater of War Productions Artistic Director Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. Through their work with Antigone in Ferguson, Bryan and Phil will discuss how this performance became a catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions about racialized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice.

  • DIAL.studio | Arts Administration 101: The History of Arts Management & Arts Organizations in America

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/10/2020

    Aimed at expanding the knowledgebase of pre-career college students, this session will give participants a “101” education on the history of arts administration and organizations. Led by Margie Johnson Reese, an expert in arts management, art policy, cultural organizing, and other relevant topics, this session is a great introduction for those who want extra knowledge about the arts field.

  • KEYNOTE: The 33rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy (On-Demand)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/23/2020

    Presented by Americans for the Arts, the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. The annual lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness.

  • Guidance and Q&A on the NEWLY Released Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Application Forms and Flexibility Rules

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/22/2020

    Join us for a session on the NEWLY Released (6/17/20) Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Application Forms and Flexibility Rules. This webinar will include guidance and a robust Q & A with Nina Ozlu Tunceli and Sarah Mercer.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series

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    In this on-demand video series, we will explore the federal relief programs available to artists and arts organizations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Hosted by Nina Ozlu Tunceli, the Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts and the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, these videos will address topics such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Pandemic Unemployment, Small Business Loans, and more.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | Paycheck Protection Program Application & FAQ

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    Join us as we explore the Paycheck Protection Program from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | Pandemic Unemployment

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    Join us as we explore the Pandemic Unemployment benefits from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

  • DIAL.studio | Creating Online POC Arts Communities

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/12/2020

    Miguel Maltos Gonzales launched an online arts community, LTNX Artes, to create a space for artists of color to share their work, access support from an online network, and surmount the lack of physical places for POC in their areas to showcase their work. This session will highlight Miguel’s journey in creating POC-centered online communities throughout his life and his story as a Chicano artist now living in Spokane, WA. In this conversation, he will outline best practices for artists and administrators to use technology as a way of sharing art, creating affinity spaces, and meeting new thought partners and creators.

  • COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 101 Series | CARES Act Overview

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    This is the first video of our Federal Relief Funds for the Arts 1010 series. Join us as we explore an overview of relief opportunities from the CARES Act passed by congress in the end of March of 2020.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: Allies in Communities - How to Support Artist-Led Community Development

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/09/2020

    Join artist and entrepreneur Brittney Boyd Bullock and founder of ArtUp Linda Steele, forAllies in Communities: How To Support Artist-led Community Development. This informative and inspirational session on arts-based community development will provide insight on how arts managers and local arts agencies can support artists and communities in this critical work. You will learn what arts-based community development looks like, the various stakeholders, practical strategies and tactics to start, and how to continue this work during the COVID-19 pandemic. During these unprecedented times, it is critical that communities and those who serve them are able to tap into strategies that bolster sustainability, reliability, and creativity.

  • DIAL.studio | Places + Spaces: Navigating Workspaces In-Person and Online

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/05/2020

    This presentation will cover best practices and tips for pre-career and emerging leaders to learn more about working in the arts administration field. As our current work environments shift from in-person to online, this workshop will invite participants to explore what working environments look like in both spaces.

  • PPP Loan Forgiveness

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    The long-awaited Treasury guidelines and application form on loan forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have finally been released. With thousands of arts groups and self-employed artists having successfully received billions of dollars in PPP loans, the goal now is to get these loans forgiven. Join Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund for a PPP Loan Forgiveness webinar on Friday, May 29th at 3:00 pm EDT. Speakers include: • Robert L. Lynch, Americans for the Arts President and CEO will provide an update on the latest legislative developments as it relates to PPP Loans in Congress. • Sarah Mercer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Shareholder Attorney will provide detailed guidance on the Treasury Department's newly released PPP Loan Forgiveness application and instructions. • Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Americans for the Arts Action Fund Executive Director will join Sarah in hosting a Q & A of specific challenges arts organizations and self-employed artists are facing with the PPP forgiveness guidelines.

  • How Crisis Management Changed our Internal and External operations for the Better

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/28/2020

    The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced arts organizations across the globe to rethink and reshape the way they operate and present their programs. When analyzed, a vast majority of these changes are not temporary, but permanent organizational changes we need to make regardless of the ability to present in-person events. The ultimate goal during this time is to maintain engagement as a team and with the public in any way possible, while at the same time figuring out a strategy to build revenue and donations during and after the crisis. The silver lining is that this situation offers arts organizations an opportunity to spend time growing and evolving into the ever-changing digital landscape, increasing overall reach and audience engagement.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: Artist Work Documentation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/26/2020

    Compelling documentation is an invaluable tool for an artist to advance their career. It plays a critical role in the competitive grant process and can serve as an important archive of their evolving practice, contributing to the field at large. However, dedicated support for documentation is rare. In this webinar, artists Sita Bhaumik and Jocelyn Jackson, co-founders of the People’s Kitchen Collective and Adriana Grino, Program Officer at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, will discuss the role of documentation in artist’s work, how to balance goals for documentation between funders and artists, as well as the importance of representation and cultural competency in documentation.

  • Shifting Power Through Crowdfunding

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/19/2020

    Crowdfunding has been a 21st century way of supporting local, community-driven arts and culture projects. With the growth of crowdfunding as a sources for arts and culture funding, it can be hard to know where to start. In this webinar, we will hear from Dan McLaughlin, program manager for the local arts agency Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Dawn Arrington, Cleveland Action Strategist from the non-profit crowdfunding organization Ioby on how they built their partnership to develop a matching grant program. Maneuvering through government limitations, hear how Dan and Dawn worked together to build a grant program that shifted power dynamics from the municipal fund limitations to providing more financial opportunities for individuals and community groups across Cuyahoga County.