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  • Arts Marketing Coffee Chat Series

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Grapeseed Media and the National Arts Marketing Project, a program of Americans for the Arts, are excited to bring you a FREE, bi-monthly series of informal discussions about arts marketing. These monthly "Coffee Chats" for Marketing Directors are your opportunity to hear from arts and culture leaders who are marketing the arts in transformative and extraordinary ways to help better inform your practice.

  • 2021 Member Briefings

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    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.

  • How an Artist-Driven Art Project Turned into a Community Embraced Cultural Asset

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Artists drive change and have a unique ability to create the amazing out of what seems like nothing. In this webinar we will hear from artist Heather Theresa Clark on how she conceived, developed and ultimately created “Sky Stage” an open-air public artwork that both provides space for community performances and gathering and commentary on the environment. Clark started with a vision to create an artwork out of a building in downtown Fredrick, Maryland. As she strived to make her concept a reality, she built relationships with private landowners, government officials and even a historic planning commission to repurpose what was a burned out pre-revolutionary building shell into “Sky Stage”. Through her presentation, attendees will learn how she built relationships with decision makers and the community at large, what it took to fundraise for the project and engage the local community.

  • How to Partner with Your Local Chamber of Commerce from The pARTnership Movement - Part 1

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    Just as local arts agencies act as voices and conveners for their arts and culture communities, so do local chambers of commerce for their business communities. This three-part curriculum will guide local arts leaders on how to build strong and lasting partnerships with their local chambers of commerce to achieve shared community and economic development goals. The series and accompanying toolkits will focus attention on how local arts leaders can build business-to-business (B2B) relationships, shift thinking and actions to one of a creative business that positions one’s assets differently, and positions their local arts agency as a driving force for equitable community and economic development alongside their private sector partners.

  • Local Arts Agencies & Chambers of Commerce - The Very Basics Live Discussion

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/19/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Interested in learning the basics about local chambers of commerce, their priorities and challenges, and some simple steps a local arts leader can take to establish a partnership with them? Participate in this 1-hour live conversation to learn about the broad chamber landscape and what initial activations you can do to begin a relationship with your chamber. This live session is designed to complement the How to Partner with Your Chamber of Commerce Series 101 Module which includes 3 on-demand webinars. We recommend you review the first three sessions and download the digital toolkit prior to participating in the live session, though the discussion is open and available to all.

  • Marketing Your Virtual Venue Now and Into the Future

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/18/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Organizations of all genres and sizes have recently innovated to bring their work to the digital space, but how will these new offerings factor into your marketing strategies as you plan for re-opening? In this session, we’ll explore case studies of digital programming marketing successes from the last year, the impact they can have on audiences now and in the future, and how some organizations are thinking about the role of digital programming in a new, hybrid world.

  • Using Creative Placemaking to Lay the Groundwork for Lasting Community Change

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/29/2021

    Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts has supported over 600 creative placemaking projects across the country through the Our Town grant program. In these projects, local governments and cultural organizations partner to find new ways that arts, culture, and design can help drive local change, with an aim to ultimately sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. How do project leaders think about sustaining and scaling project success at the outset? And how do they know they’re succeeding? This panel will feature the perspectives of two unique local creative placemaking projects, in a discussion about how creative placemaking work can help establish new and lasting ways of working toward community goals, with arts and culture in the mix.

  • Putting the Local Arts Agency Dashboard to Work for You

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/21/2021

    As the national service organization for local arts agencies (LAAs), Americans for the Arts conducts annual surveys of the field and makes the data available via its searchable online Local Arts Agency Dashboard. Join this lively session to explore how to put the data to work for you in program development, driving advocacy, improving operations, and how to match it up with other arts data to message your arts story.

  • Exploring Inclusive Creative Economy Definitions & Concepts Part 2

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/20/2021

    This session is the second of a two-part webinar to explore foundational concepts and definitions related to what an ‘inclusive creative economy’ means when it comes to talking about economy systems. This program will primarily focus on the term “Solidarity Economy,” and its linkages to other movements towards a more just and inclusive economy, such as “New Economy,” “Just Transition,” “Restorative Economics,” and “Regenerative Economy.” We’ll discuss why these terms and systems are relevant to local arts leaders, offer examples of how they come to life in the work of developing inclusive creative economies, and provide space for discussion and questions.

  • National Arts Action Summit 2021

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    Designed to bring advocates the latest updates in federal arts policy, compelling up-to-the-minute data, and successful advocacy techniques, the National Arts Action Summit is the best way to prepare yourself to make key asks of your federal elected officials and to learn how to be the best arts advocate you can be.

  • Creating Technological Access to Public Art Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    As the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into society, many local arts agencies and municipalities looked for ways to continue to engage their audiences through public art. This movement towards access has been building over the 21st century, and the quick evolution to more technology to address access issues was pushed by social distancing and public health requirements. Local arts agencies and public art programs across the country quickly turned to their public art collections to develop socially distant activities to both provide engagement opportunities for their communities and promote public health and safety regulations. The use of technology, such as mapping tools, QR codes and web-based exhibitions came online to help give newly quarantined residents access to these collections in ways that were new and needed. This webinar will dive into ways to leverage different technologies to increase access to your public art collection for during the ongoing pandemic and beyond.

  • Exploring Local and State Creative Workforce Recovery Programs

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    As communities begin the process of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic fallout, the creative economies in those communities must be part of the plan—both because there can be no recovery without a strong creative engine, and because millions of creative workers are out of work and ready to do their part. In this webinar, learn about creative workforce initiatives from across the country, including doing deep-dives into three city-based initiatives in Seattle, Santa Monica and Sacramento. Dig into the “how” of funding, structure, timing, and more, and come away with good ideas about how you can encourage your own city or state to utilize relief and recovery funding to put creative workers to work as part of the national, state, and local recovery process.

  • 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/24/2021

    With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, join Randy Cohen, our VP of Research, to discuss the latest updates to the top “10 Reasons to Support the Arts” and get 10 case-making arrows to include in your arts advocacy quiver to convince anyone to support the arts.

  • Exploring Inclusive Creative Economy Definitions & Concepts Part 1

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/19/2021

    This session is the first of a two-part webinar to explore foundational concepts and definitions related to what an ‘inclusive creative economy’ means when it comes to talking about individuals. This program will focus terms such as “arts worker,” “creative workers,” and “artist,” and explore how using different language in different contexts and communities evokes different responses. The session will offer examples of how they come to life in the real world, and provide space for discussion and questions.

  • American Rescue Plan and the Arts Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/18/2021

    Learn details of arts funding opportunities in the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The webinar will be hosted by Americans for the Arts Chief Counsel and Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli with several guest speakers. We will be reserving 45 minutes for Q&A.

  • ArtsU Intensive: Community, Values, and Histories in Public Art

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/04/2021

    As monuments come down around the country and other public artworks replace them, we must grabble with what histories or values are being expressed through public art. Whether reviewing current collections or creating a new artwork, the conversation of whom and what public art represents is a necessary dialogue to have with our community members. This 3-hour intensive workshop will dive into how public art practitioners can work within their organizations to ensure that public art processes center community. This workshop will cover how to identify issues and historical context, ways to discuss sensitive topics within their organizations and with community members, and steps to take to develop an equitable community engagement plan for future public artworks.

  • Identifying Artist Representation in a Public Art Collection

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/02/2021

    One reason public art matters is that it can create a sense of belonging by being reflective of all those who make up a community. Who creates the artworks can be one way to ensure a civic collection is reflective of the community in which it lives. Identifying the demographic makeup of the artists in the collection is the first step to understanding how reflective a public art collection is of the community it serves.

  • Investing in Local Partnerships to Address Community Goals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2021

    Partnerships can make or break the effectiveness of a community development project. Local arts agencies are uniquely positioned to be a conduit role of the arts in helping address community goals. In this webinar, hear from Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council on how over the past several years she has built successful partnerships with the local municipal planning agency, an environmental conservancy group and the indigenous community native to Mariposa County. Explore how to cultivate partnerships that lead to the inclusion of arts and culture within land management strategies that may utilize traditional practices.

  • Partnering Your Way To Success: Arts as a Solution to Corporate Objectives Collection

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    This Arts and Business digital program aims to engage with business leaders and provide them a space to model-share and discuss new strategies for leveraging the arts to achieve internal and external goals. The series will feature business leaders throughout the country sharing models of programs, exhibits, and partnerships that have benefited their companies. With one session focused on case-studies and a follow-up roundtable discussion, we hope to provide business leaders with creative and artistic strategies to realize business goals. Each discussion will also feature an arts activation or performance to experience how the arts can be used in business settings to engage and connect with employees and customers

  • Advancing Social Priorities and Creating Vibrant Communities

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/23/2021

    Partnering with the arts fuels the economy, creates social cohesion and connectivity, and fosters civic engagement. According to Business Contributions to the Arts: 2018 Edition 79% of companies believe arts help to improve quality of life in the community. In this session, attendees will hear from exemplary business leaders on how the arts are essential to the development of a vibrant and diverse community in which the best employees want to live, work, shop, create, and contribute.

  • NEA Grants: The Programs, The Process, and How to Pitch (Feb.2)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/02/2021

    Have a great project that you’re looking for funding to support? A brief overview of NEA funding programs, including the application process and review criteria, will be followed by interactive small group sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to pitch your idea and get specific guidance related to Arts Endowment grant programs from NEA staff.

  • Learn How to Tap the New COVID-19 Economic Relief Funds for the Arts (Two-Part Webinar Series)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/15/2021

    On December 27, 2020, the $900 billion “Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act” (Economic Aid Act) was signed into law along with a $1.4 trillion federal omnibus FY 21 appropriations bill. Additionally, Congress passed a veto-override to enact the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act on December 23, 2020, which includes support for creative arts therapies. 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, will host the two-part webinar series to cover this vast array of arts funding opportunities on Friday at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET on both January 15, 2021 and January 22, 2021. The two webinars will each feature unique content and will include expert speakers including attorney Sarah Mercer of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Brigadier General Nolen Bivens (U.S. Army Ret.), Interim President and CEO of Americans for the Arts; Narric Rome, the VP of Government Affairs and Arts Education at Americans for the Arts; and senior representatives of the Small Business Administration.

  • NEA Grants: The Programs, The Process, and How to Pitch

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/13/2021

    Have a great project that you’re looking for funding to support? A brief overview of NEA funding programs, including the application process and review criteria, will be followed by interactive small group sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to pitch your idea and get specific guidance related to Arts Endowment grant programs from NEA staff.

  • How to Use the New Profile of Local Arts Agencies Dashboard

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    In August 2020, Americans for the Arts unveiled a newly redesigned interactive dashboard​ where users can view the results of the annual Profile of Local Arts Agencies​ survey, a comprehensive survey that tracks the budgets and programs of over 600 local arts agencies in the United States. With this new dashboard, users can ​compare findings from multiple years, and filter results based on demographics making it easy to find the information needed for data-driven decisions.

  • Marketing Strategies On A Shoestring Budget During COVID-19

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/22/2020

    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.

  • December 2020 Arts Education Network Town Hall

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/21/2020

    The global pandemic upended arts education in 2020. Arts education leaders are working to adapt, innovate, and advocate for arts education in schools and communities as schools and organizations grapple with how to safely support students and educators while losing funding. As leaders seek to find answers for increasing complicated questions on how to move forward, the Arts Education Town Hall provides a space for arts education leaders to learn from one another about issues related to school reopening, funding challenges, and building equitable systems that support all students and community members.

  • 2020 National Arts Marketing Project Conference

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    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.

  • PPP Forgiveness Options and Income Tax Implications on Receiving CARES Act Grants, Loans, or Unemployment Compensation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/18/2020

    Join us for a session on Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness options, and the income tax implications on receiving CARES Act grants, loans, or unemployment compensation. This webinar will include guidance and a Q & A with presenters Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund, and Sarah Mercer, Shareholder Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP.

  • December 2020 Member Briefing: Reflecting on 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/15/2020

    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.

  • 2020 Member Briefings

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    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) Recorded On: 12/14/2020

    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.

  • Sharpening Your Competitive Edge Through Art

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/10/2020

    In an ever-evolving economy, companies need innovative ways to set their business apart. Leveraging a partnership with an artist/arts organization will help you communicate your company’s story by engaging customers and clients, conveying your unique values. According to Business Contributions to the Arts Survey, 45% of companies say that partnering with the arts offers networking opportunities and the potential to build market share

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

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/09/2020

    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.

  • Post-Election Impact on the Arts

    Contains 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Resilient Arts Organizations: Adapting to New Realities

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    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.

  • 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!

  • Using the Arts to Engage Teams and Inspire Innovation

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    The arts can be used within companies to stimulate employees. Employee engagement is essential to recruiting and retaining an efficient workforce. According to a 2019 Gallup report, engaged employees are more productive, more likely to stay at a workplace, and thus contribute to overall company profits. The arts can help engage employees by building resilience, providing a creative outlet, and developing leadership. In a 2018 report Americans Speak Out About the Arts, 55% of employed Americans agree that their job requires them to be creative; and an even larger percentage, 60%, believe the more creative and innovative they are at their job, the more successful they are in the workplace. By integrating arts partnerships, companies can develop creativity and innovation.

  • 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

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    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

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    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.