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  • December 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/18/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image December 2018 Member Briefing

    December 18, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:344013.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts

  • 2018 Member Briefings

    Contains 11 Product(s)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

     image 2018 Member Briefings

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    Topics will be announced approximately one week prior to the scheduled briefing.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!


    February 2018

    Topic: Legislative Updates and Next Steps on Charitable Giving and the NEA

    Date: February 20, 2018

    March 2018

    Topic: Behind the Scenes of Arts Advocacy Day

    Date: March 20, 2018

    April 2018

    Topic: Using Video to Make the Case and Engage with Communities

    Date: April 19, 2018 (Thursday)

    May 2018

    Topic: Convention Preview – New Opportunities, Can’t-Miss Experiences, and Ways to Participate From Afar

    Date: May 15, 2018

    June 2018

    Topic: Public Revenue Streams and Funding Opportunities for the Arts

    Date: June 20, 2018 (Wednesday)

    July 2018

    Date: July 17, 2018

    August 2018

    Date: August 21, 2018

    September 2018

    Date: September 18, 2018

    October 2018

    Date: October 16, 2018

    November 2018

    Date: November 20, 2018

    December 2018

    Date: December 18, 2018

  • November 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 11/20/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image November 2018 Member Briefing

    November 20, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:771855.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts

  • October 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/16/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image October 2018 Member Briefing

    October 16, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:291440.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts

  • September 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 09/18/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image September 2018 Member Briefing

    September 18, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:344447.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts

  • August 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/21/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image August 2018 Member Briefing

    August 21, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:547798.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts

  • Join the Movement: Host Your Own Creative Conversation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/15/2018 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

    Are you interested in hosting a Creative Conversation in your community? Creative Conversations are a great way to connect your local community to a grassroots movement, elevating the profile of the arts in your community and across the country. Join us for a webinar with Emerging Leaders Council Members Brea Heidelberg and Todd Trebour as we take a look at the Creative Conversation process. Learn best practices for hosting your own Creative Conversation, including topics to cover, who to partner with, formatting options, and more. We’ll also take a trip down memory lane as we look at case studies of previous successful Creative Conversations.

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    August 15, 2018 at 3:00PM

    Are you interested in hosting a Creative Conversation in your community? Creative Conversations are a great way to connect your local community to a grassroots movement, elevating the profile of the arts in your community and across the country. Join us for a webinar with Emerging Leaders Council Members Brea Heidelberg and Todd Trebour as we take a look at the Creative Conversation process. Learn best practices for hosting your own Creative Conversation, including topics to cover, who to partner with, formatting options, and more. We’ll also take a trip down memory lane as we look at case studies of previous successful Creative Conversations. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will learn what a Creative Conversation is.
    • Participants will learn best practices in creating and executing a Creative Conversation. 
    • Participants will hear case studies of successful Creative Conversations.

    Brea Heidelberg

    Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director, Drexel University

    Brea M. Heidelberg is an arts management educator, consultant, and researcher. She is currently Assistant Professor & Associate Program Director of the Entertainment & Arts Management program at Drexel University. She is a board member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, where she serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. She also serves on Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management. Dr. Heidelberg earned her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University and a MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. She is the Founder and Principal of ISO Arts Consulting. Her research interests include professional development issues facing arts administrators, human resources issues facing arts & cultural institutions, organizational resistance to equity initiatives, arts advocacy rhetoric, and (inter)national cultural diplomacy.

    Twitter: @BMHeidelberg

    Todd Trebour

    Organizations Program Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

    Todd Trebour is the Organizations Program Director at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Todd manages and oversees the agency’s support for organizations, including granting programs. He also works within state government and in the public to identify new opportunities and provide educational support for arts and culture organizations. 

    Prior to RISCA, Todd was the Program Coordinator for the UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service (AES). Through his work at AES, Todd helped artists and arts students build vibrant careers and businesses through arts management and arts entrepreneurship courses, trainings, and programming, both on-campus, regionally, and online. Before working with AES, Todd was the marketing and development director at Chester Theatre Company (CTC), a professional summer theatre company in the mountain town of Chester, MA. 

    Twitter: @RISCA1967

    Website: http://www.arts.ri.gov/

  • The Arts Engage Candidates Series: Arts Leaders Running for Office

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/01/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In today’s changing political climate, we are seeing more advocates looking to make meaningful change in their communities by running for public office. With a strong sense of pride and passion for the arts and culture, arts advocates are using their knowledge and connections to build support for their platform. Join Guillermina Gonzalez, former Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance and Julia Kirt, Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts as they talk about their journey from arts advocate to political candidate.

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    August 1, 2018 at 3:00PM

    In today’s changing political climate, we are seeing more advocates looking to make meaningful change in their communities by running for public office. With a strong sense of pride and passion for the arts and culture, arts advocates are using their knowledge and connections to build support for their platform. Join Guillermina Gonzalez, former Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance and Julia Kirt, Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts as they talk about their journey from arts advocate to political candidate. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will learn about veteran arts leaders entering the political realm. 
    2. Attendees will learn top takeaways of transitioning from an arts advocate to a political leader.

    Guillermina Gonzalez

    Candidate for Delaware State Representative District 22

    Guillermina Gonzalez is a multicultural professional with experience in the United States, Mexico and Europe as an executive in both the corporate and the nonprofit sectors. Dr. Gonzalez was appointed Delaware Arts Alliance’s first Executive Director in January 2010. Her business experience and passion for the arts has served the organization and the sector well. DAA helped double the State Arts Budget since 2014 making Delaware third in the nation in state arts funding. DAA has quadrupled its individual membership and increased its Institutional Support while doubling its funding base in three years. Support received includes the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Department of Education, and 100% Board participation. Dr. Gonzalez has expanded DAA’s outreach by making social media part of the organization’s effort. Combining arts and businesses come natural to Dr. Gonzalez. Her dissertation incorporated millennials and theatre in a consumer behavior model using a second-generation statistical analysis. In addition, she teaches Global Management Models at the Doctor of Business Administration Program at Wilmington University. 

    Twitter: @gg4DE
    Website: ggfordelaware.com

    Julia Kirt

    Candidate for Oklahoma Senate District 30

    As the Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts, Julia Kirt encourages support for arts and culture across the state, especially public investment.  She joined the statewide advocacy organization in 2014. For the previous 15 years, Kirt led the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, working with more than 5,000 artists around Oklahoma, through training, funding, exhibitions and publications to help them create sustainable careers and outstanding artwork.  She instigated innovative community programs such as the Momentum exhibition highlighting young artists, Art 365 exhibition that offers the largest artist awards in the region, Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship focused on regional dialogue in the arts.

    She received the “Emerging Leader Award” from Americans for the Arts in 2008. Kirt participated in the Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation. She also was Leader in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma College of Art, Media and Design and a Center for Social Innovation Fellow at the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Arts, a partnership between Stanford Graduate School and National Arts Strategies. Kirt was named a “Forty under Forty Making a Difference” by Oklahoma Magazine and “40 under 40” by OKC Business and an “Achiever Under 40” by the Journal Record.  Kirt received a Governor’s Arts Award in 2014.

    Kirt serves the broader community as Vice-President of the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma and co-chair of Cultural Plan implementation. She completed an MA in Art History at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and BA in Communication Studies from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

    Twitter: @JuliaKirt
    Website: www.juliakirt.com


  • Build Your Visibility to Accelerate Your Career

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/18/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Building your profile and visibility is one of the most important tactics for fast-forwarding your career growth. In this session you'll learn how to start identifying the kind of profile or reputation you want to build, how to navigate building your profile in an authentic way that doesn't seem self-promotional, and strategies for building your profile that you can implement today. You'll also learn about how gender dynamics affect our ability to build our reputations—and yet why this is such an important career growth strategy for women. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage profile building in order to grow more creatively and incorporate more learning into your work.

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    July 18, 2018 at 3:00PM

    Building your profile and visibility is one of the most important tactics for fast-forwarding your career growth. In this session you'll learn how to start identifying the kind of profile or reputation you want to build, how to navigate building your profile in an authentic way that doesn't seem self-promotional, and strategies for building your profile that you can implement today. You'll also learn about how gender dynamics affect our ability to build our reputations—and yet why this is such an important career growth strategy for women. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage profile building in order to grow more creatively and incorporate more learning into your work.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Session attendees will begin to identify the elements of their reputation they would like to build.
    • Session attendees will choose a ready-to-implement strategy for raising your profile in order to accelerate your career growth. 
    • Session attendees will understand why visibility is so important to career growth--especially for women.

    Mia Scharphie

    Founder & Facilitator, Build Yourself

    Mia Scharphie is a creative career coach, a designer, and an agent of change. She founded Build Yourself to help women in creative fields move past the obstacles that hold them back in in their careers.

    Mia is a trained facilitator and has worked on women’s advocacy for over fifteen years. She’s run a research effort on women in social impact design for the Harvard Business School, is a founding member of the Equity Roundtable at the Boston of Architects, and was named as one of Impact Design Hub’s Social Impact Design 40 under 40. She runs socially impactful design projects through her design consultancy, Creative Agency, and teaches women how to get more of what they want in their careers and businesses through Build Yourself’s training programs. She’s been called a 'cheerleader with devil's horns'—lovingly, of course, by her students who take her classes on creative and ambitious goal setting, building your profile and advocating for yourself.

    Website: http://buildyourselfworkshop.com/

    Twitter:@MiaScharphie


  • July 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 07/17/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

    image July 2018 Member Briefing

    July 17, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.

    We firmly believe that our #AFTAmember network is one of our strongest resources, so after our update, we’ll open the floor up to your questions, comments, recommendations, and lessons learned – we hope you’ll take advantage of each other’s expertise!

    If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number:345930.

    Presenters:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Isaac Fitzsimons, Membership Data Associate, Americans for the Arts