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  • Arts Ed Navigator

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2015

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem!

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem! This tool delivers a six step process containing all of the tools, resources, and know-how to create an arts education movement locally.

    Access the Arts Ed Navigator here: http://www.americansforthearts.org/navigator

    Please note that this webinar was pre-recorded.

    Presenter:

    Jeff Poulin

    Arts Education Program Coordinator

  • ​Webinar Series: Arts Education: What You Need to Know

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2015

    Each year there are new buzzwords which affect arts education.

    Webinar Series: "Arts Education: What You Need to Know"
    Every year there are new buzzwords which affect our work. As part of National Arts in Education Week celebrations during the week of September 14-18, we will gather thought leaders to unpack these terms, where they came from, and their impact on our day to day work in arts education.

    These daily 20 minute webinars will be released each day at 3:00pm ET for you to view on-demand.

    To continue the conversation, join Jeff Poulin (@JeffMPoulin) and special guests for a twitter-chat from 8:00-9:00pm EST each day of the week by following the specified hashtag.

    The topics include:

    • Monday, September 14: Arts Integration (#ArtsIntegration)
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015: Creative Youth Development (#CYD)
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015: STEAM (#STEAM)
    • Thursday, September 17, 2015: Arts Education Standards (#Standards)
    • Friday, September 18, 2015: Creative Aging (#CreativeAging)

    Be sure to register here for the webinars to receive the direct link, pre-reading materials and details for the follow up twitter-chat!

  • Arts Education & Business

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2015

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses.

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses. We will focus on partnerships that go beyond "writing checks", and delve into how our participants might approach businesses and encourage them to support and become involved in arts education advocacy and programming. We will hear case studies from arts education/business partners to learn how the partnership started, how it has evolved, what the impetus was for the business to support it, and how it has been sustained over time.

  • The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker

    Americans for the Arts' Public Art Programs and Private Sector Initiatives Department are launching a blog and webinar series to explore the private sector view of the importance of public art. Through this series, we seek to highlight the role public art can play in private sector work and share stories from the private sector for public art professionals to reference as they connect with businesses in their communities.


    The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker (On-Demand Webinar)

    For years the public art and private sectors have developed unique partnerships to enhance communities across the country. 2015 BCA 10 honoree and commercial real estate company, Prospective Inc., will partner with Americans for the Arts for part of a series of webinars and blogs that will serve as an exploration of some of these partnerships.

    Prospective principal, Joe Ritchey, will present his extensive work as Board Chairman and President of the Initiative for Public Arts – Reston (IPAR). IPAR's mission is to “inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston". Ritchey's strong commitment to public art as a businessman and community leader makes for a fantastic case study in public/private partnerships, and he will be joined by IPAR's Executive Director, Anne Delaney.

    September 9th, 3pm ET - Pre-recorded

  • Local Arts Basics – Creative Economy (What’s the Big Idea?)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/18/2015

    Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar will focus on what is the creative economy and is there a difference between economic development and the creative economy?

    Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar focuses on defining the creative economy and and its relationship with economic development.

  • Series: Public Art & Placemaking

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/26/2015

    Six-part series on public art & placemaking

    This series was recorded in 2013 as part of the Public Art Digital Classroom. The Classroom was lead by Barbara Goldstein.

    Session One: What do we want to do?

    Session Two: Project Partnerships, Policy and Funding

    Session Three: Project Management A-Z

    Session Four: Getting into the Weeds

    Session Five: Marketing and Social Media Strategies

    Session Six: Post-Ribbon Cutting Success and Final Q&A

  • Series: Arts Deployed: A Practical Guide to Support Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/08/2015

    Americans for the Arts and the American Legion Auxiliary have joined forces to create a three part guide for starting a dialogue in your community to engage military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers through the arts to facilitate healing and well-being.

    Part 1: An Introduction

    In the first webinar, we invite you to learn the many ways the arts can be "deployed" in the community to serve the needs of local military and veteran populations by examples of existing programs at the local, state, and national levels. We will introduce the partnering agencies and how they are working together to create this three part guide to connect the Arts sector with the MilVet sector and where to find both sectors in your community, including how to search, or join, the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military's online National Directory.

    Presented by:Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Arts Initiative Specialist (Americorps VISTA)from Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist (Americorps VISTA) from the American Legion Auxiliary

    Recorded March 11, 2015


    Part 2: Current Programs, New Possibilities, and Ways to Help

    Programs exist now at the national, state, and local levels and we are here to highlight the ways you can help connect military service members and veterans, their families, and caregivers with the arts. Explore the opportunities in your region by joining at the national, state, or local levels. Or we propose that you can start your own grassroots creative arts programming with your own arts and crafts talents! Explore the many levels of involvement that exist as we serve those that serve.

    Presented by: Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Initiative Specialist - Americorps VISTA, Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist - Americorps VISTA, American Legion Auxiliary; Elizabeth Mackey - Director of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival ; Dr. Scott Gordon - The 296 Project - Crystal City, VA; Content Contributor: Sierra Lubahn - Maine Veterans Creative Arts Festival Project Coordinator - Americorps VISTA, American Legion Auxiliary

    Recorded April 8, 2015


    Part 3: Building a Grassroots Community MilVet Creative Arts Initiative

    Learning how to partner with organizations from different sectors will ensure the success and longevity of your efforts to serve the military and veteran communities in your region through the arts. The impact of your efforts will create positive change within your community and unite residents across the military and civilian divide. Part Three of the "Arts Deployed" guide will give you suggestions for finding connections in your community and assist you in gaining funding for sustainability, at the local, state, and national levels...the practical part of the guide!

    Presented by:Susan Saloom - Military & Veterans Arts Initiative Specialist (Americorps VISTA)from Americans for the Arts; Amanda Lane - Military Outreach Programs Specialist (Americorps VISTA) from the American Legion Auxiliary

    Recorded June 24, 2015


    Part 4: Arts Across the Military Continuum: Strategies for Developing Strong Partnerships and Successful Programs

    Cultural programming and creative therapies for service members, veterans and their families are thriving in communities across the country. Many of these programs are designed to address key issues experienced by veterans — including transitioning from military to civilian life. One program in the Northwest will share how they created an effective partnership of a non-profit organization, government agencies and local businesses in support of training, educating and employing veterans towards meaningful work in the field of historic preservation carpentry. Learn strategies to identify community needs and build military/civilian partnerships that lead to impactful program design.

    Presented by: Heather Dwyer, Program Manager, 4Culture; Flo Lentz, Director of Historic Preservation, 4Culture; Candice Corey, Social Worker, King County Veterans' Program

    Recorded October 22, 2014





  • Series: Current Trends in Public Art

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/22/2015

    Honoring Military Veterans, Social Practice, and Arts Education.

    Part 1: Public Art & Honoring Military Veterans

    During the first Discussion Series we will be looking at public artworks that speak to and about military veterans. We will hear about the national intersection between arts and the military and learn about the North Carolina Veterans Park as an example of a public art project honoring military veterans and a state-wide coordination over multiple government agencies. Both artists and administrators alike will learn how to work within the veteran community to create supportive public works of art.

    Presented by: Deborah Martin Mintz, Executive Director, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County; Margo Jarvis, Research/Analysis & Special Projects Director, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County; Susan Saloom, Military and Veterans Arts Initiatives Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Americans for the Arts

    Recorded March 18, 2015


    Part 2: Social Practice

    This is the second part of a three part discussion series on new topics and trends in the public art field. Participants will hear from Jules Rochielle, Founder, Researcher, and Curator of the Social Practices Art Network (SPAN), a resource for individuals, organizations, community groups, and institutions that are interested in new genre art forms and practices. In 2014, SPAN launched an international research project focused on the needs of socially and community engaged artists. The SPAN collective developed an international survey and study that has reached and engaged over 500 artists from around the globe that participate in socially engaged art practices.

    Participants will then hear from De Andrea Nichols social entrepreneur, museum educator, and communication designer based in St. Louis, MO. Nichols will speak about her program FoodSpark, a series of monthly, themed, and potluck-style dinner parties that serve as a chance to meet, make friends, and share social ideas on the topics that are selected each dinner. She will also share a little about the United Story project that uses story-based events, workshops, and projects to address social topics that interest communities. Both projects are run by Nichols' Civic Creatives team and use art and creative practice for civic matchmaking and community-based problem solving.

    Presented by: Jules Rochielle, Founder, Researcher, and Curator of the Social Practices Art Network; De Andrea Nichols social entrepreneur, museum educator, and communication designer, St. Louis, MO

    Recorded April 22, 2015


    Part 3: Arts Education

    The final webinar in the current trends series will explore the cross-section of public art and arts education. This webinar will bring together expert practitioners to examine the intersection of the fields, discuss the shared language and begin to synthesis strategies to work towards shared outcomes. In this webinar you will learn about successful projects and processes for artists, administrators and educators working in this space.

    Presented by: Michele Cohen, Curator, Federal Government; Matt D'Arrigo, Founder and CEO, A Reason To Survive | ARTS and Arts Education Network Council member

    Recorded May 27, 2015

  • Series: How To Use the Arts Education Advocacy E-Books in Your Community

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/06/2015

    Over the past year, Americans for the Arts has published a series of four e-books about advocacy for arts education. Each e-book covers a specific topic, ensuring that arts education supporters like you are equipped with the knowledge, statistics, and case-making techniques needed to effectively communicate with decision-makers.

    Over the past year, Americans for the Arts has published a series of four e-books about advocacy for arts education. Each e-book covers a specific topic, ensuring that arts education supporters like you are equipped with the knowledge, statistics, and case-making techniques needed to effectively communicate with decision-makers. This four-part webinar series takes viewers on an introductory tour of these new advocacy tools, outlining the main ideas in each e-book. At only 10 minutes each, this webinar series will equip you with the basics you need to get started in making positive changes for arts education in your community immediately. Then, be sure to check out the entire e-book series for a deep dive into the ins and outs of effective advocacy for arts education. The e-books can be viewed, downloaded, and shared at: www.AmericansForTheArts.org/Navigator

  • 2015 Creative Industries Reports: Putting the Data to Work in Your Community

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/15/2015

    The Creative Industries study provides a research-based approach to measuring the size and scope of the arts industry in relation to the entire national economy.

    The Creative Industries study provides a research-based approach to measuring the size and scope of the arts industry in relation to the entire national economy. This webinar will detail the newly-released 2015 Creative Industries data. We'll hear from arts administrators and advocacy experts who have used the data effectively in their communities. Participants will learn what messages are most effective with specific audiences including elected officials and the corporate community.

    Speakers:

    Randy Cohen, Senior Director of Research Services, Americans for the Arts
    Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director, Monmouth Arts -Red Bank, NJ
    Katherine Wagner, Chief Executive Officer, Business Council for the Arts - Dallas, TX
    Danielle Brazell, General Manager Department of Cultural Affairs- City of Los Angeles