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  • November 2019 Emerging Leaders Network Call

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 11/21/2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

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    Emerging Leaders Network Call

    November 21, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

    Would you like to be featured on one of our quarterly calls? Email Cristyn Johnson to find out more.

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    Cristyn Johnson

    Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Cristyn Johnson is the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. In this capacity, she develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to advance competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.  She also develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs of a diverse workforce. She manages, grows, and cultivates an Emerging Leaders Network, a Mid-Career Leaders Network, and an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals in the field of practices, who can share their knowledge with the field at large.        

  • August 2019 Emerging Leaders Network Call

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/15/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

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    Emerging Leaders Network Call

    August 15, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

    Would you like to be featured on one of our quarterly calls? Email Cristyn Johnson to find out more.

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    Cristyn Johnson

    Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Cristyn Johnson is the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. In this capacity, she develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to advance competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.  She also develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs of a diverse workforce. She manages, grows, and cultivates an Emerging Leaders Network, a Mid-Career Leaders Network, and an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals in the field of practices, who can share their knowledge with the field at large.        

  • Accessibility Training for Arts Administrators

    Contains 3 Product(s) 1 new product(s) added recently

    Currently, one in five Americans living in the United States identifies as a person with a disability. And while the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, people with disabilities still do not have full access to cultural events today. While providing physical access to those that attend your space or events is a good start, it's simply not enough anymore. The goal is to create exhibits and events that not only meet the specific physical needs of people with disabilities, but also makes them feel welcomed.

    Equal access to arts and cultural events are a driving force in the pursuit of cultural equity. Currently, one in five Americans living in the United States identifies as a person with a disability. And while the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, people with disabilities still do not have full access to cultural events today. While providing physical access to those that attend your space or events is a good start, it's simply not enough anymore. The goal is to create exhibits and events that not only meet the specific physical needs of people with disabilities, but also makes them feel welcomed. Making adaptions to theatrical performances, visual arts exhibits, or workshops allows people with and without disabilities the same opportunity to take part in arts and culture experiences


    This project is created in partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Build an Inclusive Audience with Radical Readability

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/30/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Every arts organization wants to be more inclusive. But do the words we use to communicate with the public keep new visitors away? This presentation will examine the impact of text readability on inclusion and explore how arts organizations produce marketing materials that require high levels of education to read easily, why this is counterproductive to audience development, and what we can do about it.

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    May 30, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT


    Every arts organization wants to be more inclusive. But do the words we use to communicate with the public keep new visitors away?

    This presentation will examine the impact of text readability on inclusion and explore how arts organizations produce marketing materials that require high levels of education to read easily, why this is counterproductive to audience development, and what we can do about it.

    Arts workers in North America, whether working in curatorial or communication departments, tend to be highly educated and have exceptional English language comprehension. They suffer from the “curse of knowledge”—a cognitive bias that occurs when an individual, communicating with others, unknowingly assumes that they have the background to understand. As such, we often write text that our privileged colleagues can understand, but that many others will struggle with. About 1 in 3 Americans only have basic reading skills. As much as 20 percent of the population has a learning disability. And over one million immigrants arrive in the US each year, many of whom are highly educated but speak English as a second or third language. Unless we want to exclude these people, many of whom are already marginalized, from our organizations, we must write copy that the general public can read with ease.

    Learning Objectives:

    During this Session, attendees will:

    1. Learn how text that is difficult to read alienates current and potential audiences

    2. Discover how to evaluate the readability of their own text

    3. Gain skills to improve the readability of their own text

    Rob Maguire

    Director, Marketing + Communications, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    Rob Maguire is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining the university in 2017, he held marketing roles at Vancouver's renowned Museum of Anthropology and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and taught copywriting at the University of British Columbia. Rob is particularly passionate about socially engaged art and cultural policy, and supports projects that seek to educate, inspire and build our communities. He also moonlights as the board president of Pi Theatre, a bold and uncompromising company based in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown.

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/robmaguire

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robmaguire

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/robmaguire

    Website: http://ecuad.ca

  • May 2019 Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Coffee Talk

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/29/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools.

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    Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Network Coffee Talk


    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

    Join De Andrea Nichols, Director of Design & Social Practice with Civic Creatives to hear about her journey, artistic endeavors and advice on finding motivation and embracing personal brand.

    Hosted by Joshua Heim, Arts Program Manager, City of Bellevue, Community Development Department

    De Andrea Nichols

    Director of Design & Social Practice, Civic Creatives

    De Nichols is a designer, social entrepreneur, and keynote lecturer who mobilizes young creative change makers through the production of interactive experiences, digital media, and social initiatives .

    Based in St. Louis, MO, De is the Principal of Design & Social Practice Civic Creatives, a design and strategy collective she founded in 2015 to help cities more boldly develop creative solutions for the civic and social challenges they face. As a national keynote presenter and lecturer, De champions the power of design and storytelling to inspire and equip audiences to spark creative social change across their communities.

    Because of her leadership, Nichols has been deemed as a national Ideas that Matter recipient, a two-time Clinton Global Initiative innovator, and a St. Louis Visionary for her community impact. She additionally is a 2017/18 Citizen Artist Fellow of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts  and a 2018 Artist Fellow with the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, MO.

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    Joshua Heim (Moderator)

    Arts Program Manager, City of Bellevue, Community Development Department

    Joshua Heim is the Arts Program Manager at the City of Bellevue and was the cultural arts administrator for the City of Redmond. Before that, he spent 10 years in the heritage and museum field, starting his career at Kaho‘oilina, a scholarly journal in Honolulu dedicated to preserving the Hawaiian language and supporting Hawaiian language immersion schools. He went on to work at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, where he developed community-based exhibitions and managed the award winning YouthCAN program. 

    Heim has taught museology courses and workshops at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Immigration Sites of Conscience and the Northwest Indian College. His interests include new approaches to public art, creative place-making and Washington state’s cultural community. He serves on the 4Culture arts advisory committee and the board of Cultural Access Washington. He has an M.A. in cultural studies from UW Bothell and a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Lewis and Clark College.

  • Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Quarterly Coffee Talks

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    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

    Americans for the Arts is proud to support the Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Network through quarterly “coffee talk” digital convenings, eNews, blogs, and other resource sharing tools. Each quarter, we bring you an arts administration professional to share their insights and journey to inspire you. Coffee talk format invites you to ask questions and share your experiences with the group.

  • Ask an Expert: Mural Implementation & Community Engagement

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/28/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Murals can be a source of pride for communities and come with their own opportunities and challenges. Join us for an Ask the Expert webinar and conversation at 3:00PM EDT on Tuesday, May 28 with artist Silvia López Chavez and Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art with the Arts Council of Indianapolis to hear about murals and community engagement. Learn what it takes to implement a mural, manage community expectations, and more!

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    May 28, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Murals can be a source of pride for communities and come with their own opportunities and challenges for public art program administrators. Developing a mural requires skill and knowledge to best engage and represent the members of the surrounding community. In this second of two Ask an Expert virtual conversations about murals, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field on mural implementation and community engagement. Participants will gain insight on what it takes to implement a mural, manage community expectations, learn about available resources, and more! 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Hear from experts in the implementation of murals and community engagement
    • Gain knowledge on what it takes to manage community expectations
    • Learn about resources available for the development and implementation of murals

    Tune into Part 1 of this series, Ask An Expert: Mural Policy and Management, here: https://artsu.americansforthearts.org/products/ask-an-expert-mural-policy-management

    Silvia López Chavez

    Artist, Chavez Design Studio

    Boston based, interdisciplinary artist Silvia López Chavez believes in the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. Her work investigates the basic human need to connect on multiple levels: socially, politically and culturally. She enjoys making art with others which has led her to community works and public art projects including the first professionally-commissioned mural on the Charles River Esplanade in partnership with Now+There. Recent public art commissions include Northeastern University, Punto Urban Art Museum, Barr Foundation, HoneyGrow restaurant, HUBweek and Google.

    Chavez’s work has received recognition through grant awards and artist residencies including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Boston Children’s Hospital.

    Chavez holds a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and an associate degree from Altos de Chavon the School of Design in the Dominican Republic. In addition to her fine art practice, she is an award-winning design professional, working for over 16 years with high-profile companies and institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Website: www.silvialopezchavez.com

    Twitter: @SilviaLChavez  and  @Art_Design_Love  

    Julia Muney Moore

    Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis

    Julia Moore has been a public art administrator since 2004 and the Director of Public Art at the Arts Council for five years. She was previously a contemporary art curator for 14 years, specializing in site-specific projects, and was the project manager for the public art collection at Indianapolis International Airport and Eskenazi Hospital among others.  Moore has worked with numerous property owners and communities around Indianapolis on their public art and has managed the commissioning of dozens of murals, including a current series painted on the walls of central Indiana Jiffy Lube stores.

    Website: http://www.indyarts.org
    Twitter: @artscouncilindy   

  • Effective Civic Engagement for Arts Advocates

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/22/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    How can arts advocates be effectively engaged in our political discourse and in our upcoming elections? Learn some tips and best practices to being a great advocate while not running afoul of any rules. Americans for the Arts Senior Fellow, former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg will lead this discussion using data he gathered from interviewing arts advocates who are now elected officials.

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    May 22, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    How can arts advocates be effectively engaged in our political discourse and in our upcoming elections? Learn some tips and best practices to being a great advocate while not running afoul of any rules.  Americans for the Arts Senor Fellow, former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg will lead this discussion using findings he gathered from interviewing arts advocates who are now elected officials.   

    Moderated by Americans for the Arts Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs Jay Dick

    Stan Rosenberg

    Former Massachusetts State Senator

    Former Massachusetts State Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg was proud to represent the Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester County district in the Massachusetts Senate from 1991 to 2018 and served as Senate President from 2015 to 2017. Throughout his career in public service, he has remained steadfastly committed to Massachusetts values – like supporting working families, investment in the arts and culture, protecting our environment, increasing government transparency, and ensuring all students have the opportunity to succeed.

    Stan believes that government works better when a diversity of viewpoints are heard. During his time as Senate President, he transformed the culture of the Senate by empowering and engaging his colleagues in a model he calls “Shared Leadership,” which encourages participation and cooperation. He has embraced technology and community outreach, creating a more accessible, modern and engaged Senate which reacts quickly to the needs of voters. Stan’s push to make government more responsive stretches back to 1993, when he co-authored the “Motor Voter” bill to modernize our voting system and boost voter turnout. He was later asked two times to redraw Massachusetts’ political boundaries during the redistricting process, earning high praise the second time for an exceptionally transparent process which created a new minority-majority district.

    Stan’s attention seldom strays far from fighting for working families and growing our economy from the bottom up. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, he passed a long-overdue wage hike for the Commonwealth’s lowest-paid human service workers. His tireless work to increase funding for education from early childhood to college has driven the creation of an innovation economy which keeps Massachusetts competitive.

    Twitter: @SenStan

    Jay Dick (Moderator)

    Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts

    Jay Dick is the Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts where he works to educate and inform elected officials about the value of the arts and culture.  As an twenty-year veteran of K Street, Capitol Hill, the private sector, and federal, state, and local campaigns, Jay possesses a tremendous body of knowledge in the field of arts policy, government, the legislative process, and grassroots advocacy.  He is a nationally recognized speaker on these topics having designed and overseen many initiatives.  Jay is regularly interviewed by the media and testifies in front of legislative bodies as an expert on these topics and on Americans for the Arts’ legislative positions.

    With the mandate to positively affect the policies that promote State and Local funding and expansion of the arts, Jay works closely with the Americans for the Arts’ fifty State Arts Advocacy Captains, Local Arts Groups, and the State Arts Action Network and Council to accomplish this goal.  Further, he oversees Americans for the Arts’ Public Partnerships and works closely with the members and staffs of the National Governors Association, National Lt. Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislators, National Association of Counties, The United State Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities. 

    Jay has worked at Americans for the Arts for ten years.  Prior, he worked for Capitol Advantage, a high-tech advocacy company; the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); and the Society of Plastics Industry (SPI).  Jay spent the 1996 campaign cycle working as the Field Director for a congressional campaign in Iowa’s 3rd District and began his career with the United States Senate where he served on the personal staff of Tom Harkin (IA) and then Frank Lautenberg (NJ). 

    Jay was recently appointed by Virginia Governor McAuliffe to serve a five-year term as a Commissioner for the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  He also serves on the Board of the Arts Council of Fairfax County where he chairs their advocacy committee

  • May 2019 Emerging Leaders Network Call

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/16/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

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    Emerging Leaders Network Call

    May 16, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Emerging Leaders Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature an Emerging Leader in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Emerging Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Emerging Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.

    Would you like to be featured on one of our quarterly calls? Email Cristyn Johnson to find out more.

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    Cristyn Johnson

    Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Cristyn Johnson is the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. In this capacity, she develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to advance competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.  She also develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs of a diverse workforce. She manages, grows, and cultivates an Emerging Leaders Network, a Mid-Career Leaders Network, and an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals in the field of practices, who can share their knowledge with the field at large.        

  • Speak with Impact: Public Speaking for Creative Professionals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/15/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Looking to improve your presentation and public speaking skills? Join us on May 15 for a webinar with Communication and Career Coach, Madeline Schwartz and learn to be clear, confident, and the expert in the room.

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    May 15, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Key factors in effective presenting and public speaking include clarify, confidence, and being the expert in the room. Join us for a webinar with Communication and Career Coach, Madeline Schwarz as she takes a look at effective ways to overcome your nerves, structure a presentation, and captivate a room.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Identify techniques to overcome nerves so you can engage your audience.
    • Utilize objectives to structure your presentation and stay on track, even when you're nervous.
    • Discover how to bring more energy to communication so you can clearly and confidently talk about your work and inspire action.

    Madeline Schwarz

    Communication Coach

    Madeline Schwarz helps creative professionals get their ideas seen, heard, and respected. She teaches people how to articulate their thoughts, communicate the value of their work, and share their ideas in ways that their teammates and clients understand. She brings an introvert’s perspective to public speaking and infuses her training with process and play. Madeline coaches professionals privately and in small, carefully curated groups designed to revolutionize what it feels like to communicate in high-pressure and professional settings. She teaches a small group class called Speak with Impact and facilitates workshops on public speaking and team communication for Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations. She has spoken at branding agencies, nonprofits, financial service companies, colleges, and professional networking groups.

    When she’s not working, you can find her playing with Legos with her 5-year-old and community organizing around local school issues. 

    Website: madelineschwarzcoaching.com