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  • March 2018 Member Briefing: Behind the Scenes of Arts Advocacy Day

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    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    March 20, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Join us to learn more about our training day and hill visits. You know our policy objectives and strategy, but do you know how that actually plays out on the ground? We'll share stories about what actually happens when our members and partners engage directly with their legislators both in person and via social media, then we'll open things up to Q and A with Lauren Cohen, our Government Affairs and Grassroots Coordinator, and Ann Marie Watson, our Digital Communications and Strategy Manager - both of whom engage directly with individuals in the field. Bring your questions about ways to modify our stakeholder engagement strategies or how to develop your own.

    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:867568.

    Presenters:

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

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    Lauren Cohen, Government Affairs and Grassroots Coordinator, Americans for the Arts

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    Ann Marie Watson, Digital Communications and Strategy Manager, Americans for the Arts

  • Digital Overview - Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector - Cohort 2

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    Digital Overview: Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector is a two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, that supports, strengthens and advances the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of arts and cultural professionals.

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    KEY DATES:

    Application/Organization Nomination Form Opens: March 5, 2018
    Application/Organization Form Deadline: April 27, 2018
    Cohort 2 Participants Notified: May 18, 2018

    Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector is a two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, that supports, strengthens and advances the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of arts and cultural professionals. The Initiative seeks to:

    1. Assist Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural organizations achieve increased and engaged audiences on a consistent basis through skill-building in the areas of arts marketing and audience engagement.
    2. Address long-term systemic issues of declining arts participation and loyal arts audiences in Pennsylvania.
    3. Assist arts and cultural organizations – particularly those within diverse communities – in attracting and retaining expanded audiences.

    Arts professionals who reside and work in Pennsylvania arts and cultural organizations are invited to watch this FREE, On-Demand video overview to learn what is required to complete a successful application. Program details, selection criteria, and the application process will be covered. Click the REGISTER button on the right to watch.

    The application pdf above is to serve as a guide, ONLY. Please complete the application online, linked below.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    2018-20 Program Guidelines

    2018-20 Application

    2018-20 Organization Nomination Form

  • Arts Advocacy Day 2018: Know Before You Go

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/05/2018

    Arts Advocacy Day 2018: Know Before You Go

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    March 12-13, 2018 in Washington, DC

    Arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for our annual Arts Advocacy Day each year. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts. Visit the website!

    To view the Arts Advocacy Day 2018: Know Before You Go video, please select "View Video" on the right.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices in the Public Art Process

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/26/2018

    In this new series, Americans for the Art’s Public Art Network will line up experts on current topics and trends for our public art members and the field. Held quarterly, these virtual conversations will allow attendees to learn from experts who are knowledgeable on specific issues.

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    February 26,2018 at 1:00PM

    In this new series, Americans for the Art’s Public Art Network will line up experts on current topics and trends for our public art members and the field. Held quarterly, these virtual conversations will allow attendees to learn from experts who are knowledgeable on specific issues.

    Learning Objectives:

    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the public art selection process have a growing interesting to professionals and artists alike. Taken from the Public Art Network Listserv, the topic of DEI will be addressed in this virtual conversation to provide another form of discussion on this important issue.

    After registering, be sure to check out further resources in the tabs above.

    To find more resources on Cultural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion visit the Public Art Resource Center at www.AmericansfortheArts.org/PARC

    Presenters:

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    Julie Muney Moore, Director of Public Art, Arts Council of Indianapolis

    Website: www.indyarts.org

    Email: jmoore@indyarts.org


    Julia Moore is an arts administrator, curator, educator, and art historian. She has curated, selected, and managed public art projects since 2000. Driven by a belief that public art should both inspire and reflect its community, Julia’s favorite projects are those that challenge traditional approaches to bring a mixture of surprise, thoughtfulness and joy into public space.

    At the Arts Council, Julia oversees community and civic public art projects, public art master planning, and ongoing programming to improve artists’ capacity to create public art. She is currently developing a new Public Art for Neighborhoods program with the City of Indianapolis, integrating both grant funding for neighborhood organizations and percent-for-art-style installations in private development.

    Prior to her work at the Arts Council, she served as the Director of Exhibitions and Artist Services at the Indianapolis Art Center, curating over 250 gallery and public projects in 14 years. As the Public Art Administrator for Blackburn Architects, Inc., she oversaw the selection, fabrication and installation of public art in new construction; key projects included developing multi-million-dollar public art programs for Indianapolis International Airport and Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, and planning public art for cultural districts and other civic initiatives. Julia has also taught art history and art appreciation at colleges and universities in Central Indiana. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her M.A. in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, in addition to a M.B.A. from Ball State University.

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    Amina K. Cooper, Manager of External Affairs and Public Art, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

    Website: www.creativemoco.com
    Email: amina.cooper@creativemoco.com

    Amina has spent the past ten years developing strategies that increase the capacity of community-based artists and arts organizations. Since 2015, she has served as a curator and public arts manager at the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), the region’s designated local arts agency. Montgomery County’s public art program was initiated over 30 years ago and has grown to roughly 300 public artworks and 500 contemporary works on paper over time. In her role, Amina helps to lead conservation, maintenance, policy development and commissioning for the county. She also curates and manages the county’s gallery and exhibition space. Amina is interested in expanding cultural equity, leading research, community outreach and fundraising planning for public art projects in underserved communities. With an interest in new and best practices, Amina has helped to develop the programs’ new strategic plan and public art guidelines. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and a Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Boston University.

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    Caroline Vincent, Public Art & Placemaking Director, Metro Arts

    Website: artsnashville.org  
    Email: caroline.vincent@nashville.gov

    Caroline is the Director of Public Art and Placemaking for the city of Nashville. The city’s Percent for Public Art program recently dedicated its 50th artwork in the collection. She currently oversees more than 40 active public art and community projects annually. In addition to the Percent for Art program, Vincent manages partnerships with multiple city agencies including a new focus on transportation and transit-related projects, as well as an artist training program called Learning Lab, which was initially funded via a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant. She also supervises a micro-fund program called THRIVE that has supported more than 350 artists and 100 community projects over the last 4 years. In 2016 and 2017, she led a city-wide public art planning process that resulted in a Public Art Community Investment Plan that positions public art as a community investment tool for neighborhood transformation, creative workforce development and equitable practices throughout the city. Vincent has 18 years’ experience as a curator and consultant in public art programs, galleries and with corporate clients. Vincent holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia.

  • February 2018 Member Briefing: Legislative Updates and Next Steps on Charitable Giving and the NEA

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/20/2018

    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    February 20, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    One of the benefits you’re entitled to as an #AFTAmember is direct access to our staff when you need it most. Join our staff on February’s member-exclusive briefing call on February 20th at 3pm. We’ll update you on the Charitable Giving implications of the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and the proposal to defund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

    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!

    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.

    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:326390.

    Presenters:

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

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    Christina Ritchie, Director of Individual Giving, Americans for the Arts

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    Kate McClanahan, Director of Federal Affairs, Americans for the Arts

  • July 2018 Member Briefing: Our NEW Social Impact Explorer and Other Tools from Our Website

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    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    July 17, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Join Vice President of Web and Technology Strategies, Kim Hedges, and Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Bridget Woodbury, to learn about all of the ways to find what you're looking for on our website, including a debut of our Social Impact Explorer, that National Arts Administration and Public Policy Database, and more. You'll have the opportunity to ask us for exactly what you're looking for - and we'll either show you how to find it, or work on getting it added from the backend!

    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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    Kim Hedges,Vice President of Web and Technology Strategies, Americans for the Arts

  • Member Briefing: A Closer Look at the Aesthetics Perspective Framework and Measuring Impact

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    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    About the Member Briefing

    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: 818022.


    Presenters:

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    Pam Korza, Co-Director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

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    Barbara Schaffer BaconCo-Director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

    Moderator:

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    Bridget Woodbury, Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts


  • 2018 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Cohort 2 Info Session (Erie, PA)

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    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector

    About the Initiative 

    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    The Initiative seeks to:

    1. Assist Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural organizations achieve increased and engaged audiences on a consistent basis through skill-building in the areas of arts marketing and audience engagement.
    2. Address long-term systemic issues of declining arts participation and loyal arts audiences in Pennsylvania
    3. Assist arts and cultural organizations–particularly those within diverse communities–in attracting and retaining expanded audiences.

    2018 Information Sessions in Western PA

    2018 marks the second, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Western PA and work at arts and cultural organizations in this region are invited and encouraged to attend a free, two-hour, in-person information session to learn what is required to complete a successful application. Program details, selection criteria and the application process will be covered. A digital informational session will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

    Please confirm attendance by clicking the "register" button in the top right.

    Location:

    Nonprofit Partnership
    609 Walnut Street
    Erie, PA | 16502

    Date and Time: Monday, February 12th at 10:00AM

  • 2018 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Cohort 2 Info Session (Johnstown, PA)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector

    About the Initiative 

    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    The Initiative seeks to:

    1. Assist Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural organizations achieve increased and engaged audiences on a consistent basis through skill-building in the areas of arts marketing and audience engagement.
    2. Address long-term systemic issues of declining arts participation and loyal arts audiences in Pennsylvania
    3. Assist arts and cultural organizations–particularly those within diverse communities–in attracting and retaining expanded audiences.

    2018 Information Sessions in Western PA

    2018 marks the second, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Western PA and work at arts and cultural organizations in this region are invited and encouraged to attend a free, two-hour, in-person information session to learn what is required to complete a successful application. Program details, selection criteria and the application process will be covered. A digital informational session will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

    Please confirm attendance by clicking the "register" button in the top right.

    Location:

    Black Box Theater at Bottle Works
    411 Third Avenue
    Johnstown, PA | 15906

    Date and Time:Tuesday, February 13th at 3:00PM

  • 2018 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Cohort 2 Info Session (Greensburg, PA)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement in the 21st Century: Building the Capacity of Pennsylvania’s Cultural Sector

    About the Initiative 

    This two-year capacity-building initiative, funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aims to support, strengthen and advance the arts marketing and audience engagement skills of the commonwealth’s arts and cultural professionals.

    The Initiative seeks to:

    1. Assist Pennsylvania-based arts and cultural organizations achieve increased and engaged audiences on a consistent basis through skill-building in the areas of arts marketing and audience engagement.
    2. Address long-term systemic issues of declining arts participation and loyal arts audiences in Pennsylvania
    3. Assist arts and cultural organizations–particularly those within diverse communities–in attracting and retaining expanded audiences.

    2018 Information Sessions in Western PA

    2018 marks the second, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Western PA and work at arts and cultural organizations in this region are invited and encouraged to attend a free, two-hour, in-person information session to learn what is required to complete a successful application. Program details, selection criteria and the application process will be covered. A digital informational session will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

    Please confirm attendance by clicking the "register" button in the top right.

    Location:

    Westmoreland Museum of American Art
    211 North Main Street
    Greensburg, PA | 15601

    Date and Time: Tuesday, February 13th at 10:00AM