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  • Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Legal Support for Artists

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/29/2019

    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 March 2019 will be legal support for artists.

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    Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat

    Legal Support for Artists

    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 March 2019 will be legal support for artists.


    Why exactly do artists need lawyers and legal support? 


    Join Adam Holofcener Esq., Executive Director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, for a discussion on how artists operate as a business and the types of situations they can find themselves in that have legal implications (both good and not so good).  Issues that artists generally encounter first involve copyright, contracts, and business entities. Artists do not need to become lawyers to practice their art in a fiscally/legally sustainable way, but they do need to know enough to know when to ask for help, as well as what resources are available that may be able to provide affordable help. 



    This project is supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Earth Day 2019: Restored Spaces

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    How do the arts and environment combine forces to make better communities? Join us this Earth Day (4/22) for a webinar presented by Shari Hersh with Mural Arts Philadelphia, looking at their Restored Spaces Initiative, which uses socially engaged public art as a platform for community-led neighborhood change.

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    April 22, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Restored Spaces Initiative uses socially engaged public art as a platform for community-led neighborhood change. Project sites become a community space and a strategic hub for cooperative thinking, spatial inventiveness, and environmental restoration. Restored Spaces Initiative employs a social justice approach to project design and implementation, centering participants as the experts on the needs of their community and the articulators of project goals and priorities.

    Trash Academy is a “collaboratory” between community members, artists, environmental activists, city leaders and high school students from all across the city that inspires a wellspring of actions around trash issues, and tests and shares the best grassroots solutions that emerge. A special chemistry occurs at the intersection of these diverse partnerships, one that allows for the creation of projects that pointedly address a social issue as experienced by people who are often the most impacted by its challenges.

    Join Restored Spaces Initiative Founder, Shari Hersh, as she shares the environmental justice tenants that inform the initiative’s projects and programs and will lead participants through the strategies developed in the initiative and tactical approaches through a case study on Trash Academy. 

    Participants Will: 

    • Understand the key tenants of environmental justice 
    • Explore how a public art program and project can create strategies and tactics that support environmental justice

    Shari Hersch

    Senior Project Manager/Founder, Restored Spaces

    Shari Hersh is a community artist and organizer. As Senior Project Manager and Founder of the Restored Spaces Initiative at the Mural Arts Program, Hersh researches and develops innovative projects in the public sphere. In partnership with artists, activists, youth and communities, Hersh facilitates a collaborative model of practice that emphasizes art and creativity as essential vehicles for catalyzing dialogue, building relationships and making decisions collectively. Her projects convene communities in collaboration with artists to create palpable positive impacts in neighborhoods and to affirm citizen rights to shape and use the city’s public spaces. Her work addresses the question, ‘How can we reknit social fabric through reshaping our communities, our environment and ourselves?’ Her recent efforts focus on socially engaged projects with youth, community and interdisciplinary collaborations that address issues such as housing, sustainability and access, and right to green spaces. 

    Twitter: @muralarts

    Website: https://www.muralarts.org/

  • Taking on Google Analytics

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    Are Google Analytics something that have been on your radar? With tools that allow you to measure things such as your advertising ROI, track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications, Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers. To help you make better sense of Google Analytics, Americans for the Arts has worked with arts marketing experts to design a 3-part series for beginners and experts alike. Join us for one or all of this 3-part series to gain a better understand of what exactly Google Analytics is and how to make better use of its functions.

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    About this Series

    Are Google Analytics something that have been on your radar? With tools that allow you to measure things such as your advertising ROI, track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications, Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers. To help you make better sense of Google Analytics, Americans for the Arts has worked with arts marketing experts to design a 3-part series for beginners and experts alike. Join us for one or all of this 3-part series to gain a better understanding of what exactly Google Analytics is and how to make better use of its functions.


    Lesson 1: Getting Started

    Lesson 2: What Am I Looking At?

    Lesson 3: Using Your Data to Make Decisions




    This series is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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  • Google Analytics Session 3: Using Your Data to Make Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/26/2019

    Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly. Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, will be joined by special guest Drew McManus to get you started off on the right foot. You’ll learn all of the little details that will enable you to get the most out of Google Analytics.

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     About this Lesson

    Ok, so you know how to read your Google Analytics data, but what should you do with it? We’ll delve into how you can use your data to make smarter decisions and turn your website into your most powerful marketing tool. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Tracking digital campaigns
    2. Optimizing landing pages
    3. Creating a data-driven culture


    This lesson is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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    Ceci Dadisman

    Digital Marketing Manager, FORM

    Ceci Dadisman is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. 

    A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. 

    Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a senior contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. 

    She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Museums and the Web (MW20) Conference Planning Committee, and has served on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee and the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee. She also served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair and currently sits on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee. 

    Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

    WEBSITE: https://theformgroup.com/

    TWITTER: @CeciDadisman

    EMAIL: ceci@theformgroup.com

  • Arts + Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship Virtual Information Session

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Americans for the Arts is launching the Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship in Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis for emerging mid-career arts, culture, and heritage leaders of color. A part of a broader Great Lakes arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Joyce Foundation and American Express, this information session will provide interested 2019 fellowship candidates with a program overview, application instructions, tips for applying, and a live Q & A period.

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    Americans for the Arts is launching the Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship in Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis for emerging mid-career arts, culture, and heritage leaders of color. A part of a broader Great Lakes arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Joyce Foundation and American Express, this information session will provide interested 2019 fellowship candidates with a program overview, application instructions, tips for applying, and a live Q & A period.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will walk away with…

    A) an understanding of the fellowship program components and expectations 

    B) relevant tips on how to submit a strong application.

    Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship Website

    Emma Osore

    Program Manager, Equity in Arts Leadership, Americans for the Arts

    Emma Osore is a social architect who builds programs and ecosystems that arc towards justice. She is currently the first Equity in Arts Leadership Program Manager overseeing a new leadership development portfolio focusing on the future arts management workforce.

    Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, she worked in Los Angeles at the City of Beverly Hills where she worked on projects ranging from strategic planning to public art. Before receiving her Master’s degree she worked as chief-of-staff, community partnerships and philanthropy manager, and founded a student-run community garden at a reconstituted public high school in Washington, DC. Emma got her start working with youth in the juvenile justice system and in the DC Public Schools central office supporting the hiring and evaluation of school leaders. She is currently the co-founder of BlackSpace, a Black urbanist collective, and a mixed media artist.

    Emma holds a Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and a Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College where she was a National Urban Fellow.

    Emma finds joy in meandering city walks and creates collages and watercolors along the way.


    Twitter Handle: @EmmaOsore

  • Hyperlocal: Arts & Local Economies

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/15/2019

    The creative class is essential to driving innovation in our cities, yet few creatives are equipped to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Join us on March 15, as we explore the idea of hyperlocalism and learn how creatives can be active participants in their local ecosystems.

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    We are currently existing in the era of the Gig Economy, and the skills that are now needed to affect the creative class and growth look quite different than they once did, especially with investment being pumped into cities and urban neighborhoods. The creative class is essential to driving innovation and changing the future of our cities. Yet few creative professionals feel like they are sufficiently equipped with the business savvy required to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Join Rasu Jilani, Director of Recruiting and Community Engagement at New Inc, as we explore the idea of hyperlocalism and learn how creatives can be active participants in their local ecosystems. 

    Participants Will:

    • Re-Imagine/contextualize the Creative Sector;
    • Learn about participation in local ecosystems Identify tangible skills for creative practice
    • Identify tangible skills for creative practice

    Rasu Jilani

    Director, Recruiting & Community Engagement, New Inc

    Rasu Jilani is an independent curator, social sculptor, and entrepreneur. His work investigates the intersections of art, culture, and civic engagement to raise critically-conscious conversations between artists, their local communities, and the wider public. Mr. Jilani is currently the Director of Recruiting and Community Engagement at New Museum's cultural incubator, NEW INC.

    Website: newinc.org      

  • March 2019 Mid-Career Leaders Network Call

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/13/2019

    Join us each quarter for conference call with the Mid-Career Network of Americans for the Arts. Every call will feature a Mid-Career Leaders in the Arts and Culture field, discuss trends in the sector, include open space for Mid-Career Leaders to share and receive feedback, have an Americans for the Arts update, and more.

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    Mid-Career Leaders Network Call

    March 13, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT


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

    Topic/Theme: Strategic Partnerships

    Mid-Career Leader Spotlight: Marcus Turner, Director of Communications, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

    AFTA Webtool Feature: Social Impact Explorer

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


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  • Google Analytics Session 2: What Am I Looking At?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/07/2019

    Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly. Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, will be joined by special guest Drew McManus to get you started off on the right foot. You’ll learn all of the little details that will enable you to get the most out of Google Analytics.

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     About this Lesson

    Do you look at your Google Analytics data and not know where to start? You’ll learn about important metrics and custom reporting functions as well as get a step-by-step guide on how to track your data over time.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Key metrics and what they mean
    2. Tracking user activity
    3. Setting up dashboards


    This lesson is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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    Ceci Dadisman

    Digital Marketing Manager, FORM

    Ceci Dadisman is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. 

    A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. 

    Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a senior contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. 

    She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Museums and the Web (MW20) Conference Planning Committee, and has served on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee and the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee. She also served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair and currently sits on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee. 

    Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

    WEBSITE: https://theformgroup.com/

    TWITTER: @CeciDadisman

    EMAIL: ceci@theformgroup.com

  • February 2019 Emerging Leaders Network Call

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/21/2019

    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

    February 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.


    Featured Emerging Leader: Quanice Floyd, Founder and Director, Arts Administrators of Color Network

    Topic/Theme: Network Building

    Featured Americans for the Arts Tool: Arts & Social Impact Explorer



    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.        

  • Google Analytics Session 1: Getting Started

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2019

    Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly. Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, will be joined by special guest Drew McManus to get you started off on the right foot. You’ll learn all of the little details that will enable you to get the most out of Google Analytics.

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     About this Lesson

    Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly.  Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, will be joined by special guest Drew McManus to get you started off on the right foot. You’ll learn all of the little details that will enable you to get the most out of Google Analytics.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Key settings to know
    2. Finding your GA tracking code
    3. Turning on demographics


    This lesson is funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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    Ceci Dadisman

    Digital Marketing Manager, FORM

    Ceci Dadisman is a multi-faceted arts administration professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative methods. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. 

    A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. 

    Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a senior contributor to Arts Hacker where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. 

    She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Museums and the Web (MW20) Conference Planning Committee, and has served on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee and the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee. She also served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair and currently sits on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee. 

    Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

    WEBSITE: https://theformgroup.com/

    TWITTER: @CeciDadisman

    EMAIL: ceci@theformgroup.com

    Drew McManus

    Arts Consultant

    Drew McManus may be Venture’s Principal but don’t let the title fool you into thinking he’s just a tech geek. He brings 20 years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table and helps clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver an option that allows them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower.

    With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, his mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for our business. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when he released The Venture Platform, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists.

    His expertise spans across multiple sectors and regularly quoted as an industry expert in media outlets including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Dallas Daily News, The Guardian Unlimited, and the Melbourne Age along with more than 100 additional newspapers, trade journals, and magazine outlets. Broadcast appearances include NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Weekend Edition, MPR’s Morning Edition, WQXR’s Conducting Business, WNYC’s Soundcheck, CBC One’s Definitely Not The Opera, and SoundNotion.TV along with two dozen additional regional market appearances.

    As a sought-after speaker and panelist, he has worked with the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network, Opera America, Americans for the Ats, National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Southeastern Theatre Conference, National Performing Arts Conference, Chamber Music America, NewMusicBox, The Conductors Guild, the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians, and the International Conference of Symphony Orchestra Musicians. He’s been a featured lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration, Northwestern University School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Arizona State University. In 2011, he was featured presenter for Chicago’s TEDx Michigan Ave conference.

    For fun, he writes a daily blog about the orchestra business, provides a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, leads a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, founded a free arts admin jobs board, and loves a good coffee drink.

    He currently resides in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood with his wife, violinist, Holly Mulcahy.


    Websites

    https://ventureindustriesonline.com/

    https://artshacker.com/

    https://adaptistration.com/

    Social Media

    Twitter: @Adaptistration and @VentureTweets



    Companion microsite: https://ccd.artshacker.com/