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  • Series: Public Art Academy for Artists

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Three part series for Artists.

    Part 1

    In this workshop, artists will be given the necessary tools to make the leap from working in the isolation of the studio to working in a collaborative, large scale setting. The intent is to give artists the confidence and knowledge needed to move their career into public art.

    1. Slide show highlighting 10-15 different types of public art projects including full descriptions.
    2. Recognizing the types of projects that are best suited for your skills
    3. Responsibilities of a public artist and public art project manager. Describing the collaborative process of project development.
    4. How to apply, write a letter, graphically and verbally present your work in an application. What to include in a letter of interest and how to present your work in an interview.
    5. Artists experiences. The two artists describe how they began working in public art and the relationship of their public art to their previous work; show slides of previous work, describe specific interest in applying for the public art project/s they have participated in, and how they presented themselves and their work to get their first public art project.

    Presenters: Steven Huss, Amy Trachtenberg, Sammy Rodriquez


    Part 2

    Working in the studio allows an artist to create his/her own schedule, budget, and system for creation. Once an artist moves into the highly collaborative field of public art, huge changes are introduced. In this workshop we will cover how to work with other professionals, where to find help when needed, and the roles of each professional/ stakeholder as a project moves forward.

    1. Slide show highlighting 10-15 different types of public art projects including full descriptions.
    2. Getting started -learning from stakeholders including community members, architects/designers, and reviewing bodies; the roles of team members and lines of communication (project manager, contracting officer, architects, engineers and other consultants).
    3. How to present your ideas—what is expected during concept development stage.
    4. Leveraging opportunities and resources (e.g. architecture/building elements and/or community involvement)
    5. Artist experiences - how and what we learned from community members and stakeholders, and content/resources; how we leveraged architecture -the development steps of a project.
    6. Collateral benefits - how the artwork can live on in the community in other forms (books, events, webpages, etc.)

    Presenters: Barbara Goldstein, Lynn Rogers, Amy Trachtenberg, Sammy Rodriquez


    Part 3

    Unlike traditional studio materials, public art requires that one look at maintenance, durability, and presentation in a new light. Materials research often requires looking at infrastructure rather than museum work and speaking with contractors rather than other artists. The cost of these materials can be shocking to artists who've traditionally worked with studio materials. In this workshop, we'll cover strategies for working with materials and budgets on the public art scale.

    1. Introduction: Overview of 10 projects -conceptual to final design proposals
    2. Moving from concept into buildable design - considering durable materials, researching fabrication techniques, trouble shooting possible problems.
    3. How to structure your budget and time; cost estimating, collaborating with fabricators.
    4. Creative collaboration: Integrating your work into the construction schedule, resources and credits. Working with other collaborators: conservator, engineer, architect, graphic designer, historian, etc.
    5. Artist experience: What I learned in building my artwork, problems and how I solved them, what I would do next time.
    6. Design changes: How to be flexible; How design changes and why - when the original concept/ideas may remain

    Presenters: Barbara Goldstein, Public Art Director, City of San Jose; Mary Rubin, Senior Project Manager, City of San Jose; Brian Laczko, Architect; Amy Trachtenberg, Artist; Sam Rodriguez, Artist


  • Cultural Planning Made Simple: Lessons from the Cleveland Playbook

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/24/2019

    Cultural planning is a great tool for bringing a diverse array of stakeholders into alignment around arts and culture priorities. Well-constructed processes that are community- and data-driven can yield impressive long-term results that foster the health and vitality of your community’s arts and cultural assets and create opportunity for broader community development. Join Arts Cleveland staff as they discuss their new resource to the field, Elevating the Influence of Arts and Culture: A Cleveland Playbook, which documents their cultural plan journey, including how they engaged community members and elected officials, built strategic partnerships, and their frustrations and triumphs along the way.

    image About this Webinar

    Cultural planning is a great tool for bringing a diverse array of stakeholders into alignment around arts and culture priorities. Well-constructed processes that are community- and data-driven can yield impressive long-term results that foster the health and vitality of your community’s arts and cultural assets and create opportunity for broader community development. 

    Join Arts Cleveland staff as they discuss their new resource to the field, Elevating the Influence of Arts and Culture: A Cleveland Playbook, which documents their cultural plan journey, including how they engaged community members and elected officials, built strategic partnerships, and their frustrations and triumphs along the way.

    Learning Objectives

    • Attendees will learn the development and implementation of Arts Cleveland’s cultural plan.
    • Attendees will learn tips and tricks as they consider starting their own cultural planning process and strategy. 
    • Attendees will learn some immediate next steps they can take to set themselves up for cultural planning success.  

    Megan Van Voorhis

    President and CEO, Arts Cleveland

    Megan Van Voorhis grew up in Flint, Michigan. She completed a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University in 1998. Van Voorhis began her professional career at the Royal George Theatre Center in Chicago, Illinois. She returned to Ohio in 2001 to pursue an MBA at Case Western Reserve University. In 2003, Van Voorhis joined the program staff of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (now Arts Cleveland). She became President and CEO in January 2018. Van Voorhis taught in the arts management program at Baldwin Wallace University for 6 years. She serves on the board of Ohio Citizens for the Arts, is Chair of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (Northeast Ohio Hub) and advisory committee member for MetroHealth’s Arts-In-Medicine program. She is a member of the 2014 class of Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 honorees.

    Website: www.artscleveland.org

    Twitter: @mlvanvoorhis   

    Valerie Schumacher

    Director of Programs and Services, Arts Cleveland

    As Director of Programs and Services, Valerie ensures quality, relevance and alignment of the organization’s programmatic offerings and manages the organization’s brand.  In doing so, she manages a range of activities at Arts Cleveland including program implementation, online presence and design direction. Schumacher received her Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio, Entrepreneurship and Arts Management from Baldwin Wallace University and studied photography in Perugia, Italy, at the Umbra Institute. She was the first among "Emerging Artist Booth” participants to receive an honorable mention at the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival. She graduated from YWCA Cleveland’s 2012-13 Leadership Boot Camp and continues to find ways to grow and support the growth of those around her.

    Website: www.artscleveland.org

  • Making the Most of Your Employee Performance Management System

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/23/2019

    Join John Walp, President of Converje, as we discuss trends in both formal and informal employee performance management systems, including approaches to CEO evaluation. We’ll explore models that work well in real organizations, and ways to select what works best in various organizational cultures. You will walk away with an understanding of how effective performance management systems differ from once-per-year “paper” processes and some helpful ideas on how to replace or fine tune the system you currently have.

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    According to the popular press, employers are abandoning formal performance evaluation in droves, and the world is better off without it. The reality is not so simple. Join John Walp, President of Converje, as we discuss trends in both formal and informal employee performance management systems, including approaches to CEO evaluation. We’ll explore models that work well in real organizations, and ways to select what works best in various organizational cultures. You will walk away with an understanding of how effective performance management systems differ from once-per-year “paper” processes and some helpful ideas on how to replace or fine tune the system you currently have.

    Learning Objectives

    • Attendees will gain an understanding of how effective performance management systems differ from once-per-year “paper” processes.
    • Attendees will learn helpful ideas on how to replace or fine tune the system they currently have.

    John Walp

    President, Converje LLC

    John Walp strives to provide respectful and meaningful insights by leveraging his experiences as a non-profit Board member, an advisor to non-profits and a former chief HR officer.  He is the President of Converje, LLC, which he founded in 2004. With over 30 years of compensation and human resources design experience, John leads the strategic design and delivery of practical, results-driven programs, custom-built for our clients’ success. John has served more than a dozen nonprofit organizations since founding Converje.

    John is an adjunct professor at Drexel University where he teaches a graduate level course in Human Resources Management geared to Arts Administration students.  He formerly taught in the MBA program at Saint Joseph’s University, and has spoken on team-based pay for the International Quality and Productivity Center, on executive compensation for Temple University, and the role of technology in HR for Cornell University. John has co-authored articles published in the Benefits and Compensation Digest. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

    John serves the non-profit Thomas Jefferson University and its 14-hospital health system as an active member of its Board of Trustees. He is Chairman of the Board’s Compensation & Human Capital Committee governing Executive and Physician pay system-wide, and he serves on the Board’s Executive Committee.

    Links to readings that might be helpful to you:

    Other helpful links:

    • Small Improvements is geared to small employers and has some pretty sophisticated tools.  Plus they have really deep discounts to very small nonprofits.  You should check them out, not just for goal cascading but for performance management as a whole. 
    • MyStrategicPlan.com: Although it’s not free, this package looks particularly nice, and the pricing looks pretty reasonable.  The package stores all the important elements of a strategic plan and the goals and action plans needed to accomplish it.  You might want to check out the demo.
    • Performance Now  (this is owned by a company called Insperity, which also offers total outsourcing of HR functions for small employers, including payroll, benefits admin, etc.)
    • OnStrategy (high-end goal cascading and employee evaluation software)
  • December 2018 Member Briefing: Arts and Culture Trends from 2018

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/19/2018

    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    December 2018 Member Briefing

    About the Member Briefing

    For our final Member Briefing of 2018 we will be joined by Americans for the Arts President and CEO, Bob Lynch. Join us as Bob reflects back on 2018 and talks about the trends impacting the sector and the direction for the new year.

    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 Cristyn Johnson at cjohnson@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!


    Presenters:

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    Robert Lynch, President & CEO, Americans for the Arts

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    Cristyn Johnson, Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts


  • 2018 Member Briefings

    Contains 12 Product(s)

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

     image 2018 Member Briefings

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

    Topics will be announced approximately two weeks prior to the scheduled briefing.

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


    February 2018

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

    Date: February 20, 2018

    March 2018

    Topic: Behind the Scenes of Arts Advocacy Day

    Date: March 20, 2018

    April 2018

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

    Date: April 19, 2018 (Thursday)

    May 2018

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

    Date: May 15, 2018

    June 2018

    Topic: Public Revenue Streams and Funding Opportunities for the Arts

    Date: June 20, 2018 (Wednesday)

    July 2018

    Topic: Our NEW Social Impact Explorer and Other Tools from Our Website

    Date: July 17, 2018

    August 2018

    Topic: Private Sector and pARTnership Resources

    Date: August 21, 2018

    September 2018

    Topic: Online Tax Implications for Artists and Arts Organizations

    Date: September 18, 2018

    October 2018

    Topic: National Arts & Humanities Month Initiatives & Highlights

    Date: October 16, 2018

    November 2018

    Topic: Becoming a Resource to the Newly Elected

    Date: November 20, 2018

    December 2018

    Topic: Arts & Culture Trends of 2018

    Date: December 18, 2018

  • 2019 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Info Session (Scranton, 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.

    2019 Information Sessions

    2019 marks the third, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Central or Northern Pennsylvania 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:

    Everhart Museum
    1901 Mulberry Street
    Scranton, PA | 18510

    Date and Time: Monday, January 14th at 2:00PM


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

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  • 2019 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Info Session (Williamsport, 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.

    2019 Information Sessions

    2019 marks the third, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Central or Northern Pennsylvania 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:

    Factory Works Gallery @ The Pajama Factory'
    1307 Park Avenue
    Williamsport, PA | 17701

    Date and Time: Wednesday, January 16th at 10:00AM


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

    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Logo
  • 2019 Arts Marketing and Audience Engagement Info Session (DuBois, 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.

    2019 Information Sessions

    2019 marks the third, two-year training cycle for this initiative, which will begin in early summer of this year. Arts professionals who reside in Central or Northern Pennsylvania 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:

    Penn State DuBois: DEF Building
    1 College Place
    DuBois, PA | 15801

    Date and Time: Tuesday, January 15th at 2:00PM


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

    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Logo
  • Setting Ambitious & Creative Goals

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Women often sell themselves short—what Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In calls the “leadership ambition gap.” In this interactive workshop, we break down why that gap exists, and how women can move past the obstacles to set and achieve more ambitious goals for themselves. This workshop creates a motivating space for workshop participants to investigate what being more ambitious about their career goals would mean for them—and to leverage both their left and right brain in aiming higher. At the same time, they’ll learn to avoid burnout by working smarter not harder and building lasting value for themselves through the investments of their time. Participants will set next-level career goals for themselves and learn practical strategies for achieving them, marshaling the support of others. This session is open to people of all genders, but will focus on some unique challenges women can face.

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    About this Webinar

    Women often sell themselves short—what Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In calls the “leadership ambition gap.” In this interactive workshop, we break down why that gap exists, and how women can move past the obstacles to set and achieve more ambitious goals for themselves. This workshop creates a motivating space for workshop participants to investigate what being more ambitious about their career goals would mean for them—and to leverage both their left and right brain in aiming higher. At the same time, they’ll learn to avoid burnout by working smarter not harder and building lasting value for themselves through the investments of their time. Participants will set next-level career goals for themselves and learn practical strategies for achieving them, marshaling the support of others. This session is open to people of all genders, but will focus on some unique challenges women can face.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Session attendees will learn three exercises for setting ambitious and creative goals
    • Session attendees will be able to invest their time more strategically for more payoff in career growth 
    • Session attendees will learn how to translate goals into week by week progress steps


    Mia Scharphie

    Founder & Facilitator, Build Yourself

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

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

    Website: http://buildyourselfworkshop.com/

    Twitter:@MiaScharphie


  • Private Sector Network Call: Making the Case for Business Support of the Arts and Cultural Districts

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/06/2018

    The Private Sector Network is open to all AFTA members who are interested in programming related to the intersection of arts and business. Conference calls serve as a way for members to connect regularly, learn about initiatives that engage the private sector and learn from colleagues.

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    Private Sector Network Call

    December 5, 2018 at 3:00PM EDT

    The Private Sector Network is open to all Americans for the Arts Members who are interested in programming related to the intersection of arts and business. Network calls serve as a way for members to connect regularly, learn about initiatives that engage the private sector and learn from colleagues.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Learn about making the case to the private sector in support of cultural districts and the creative economy
    • Hear about examples of this work in rural areas

    Bill Marino

    Executive Director, Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District

    Bill has served the Denver community for over 20 years as a successful business owner, two-time Lakewood Colorado Planning Commissioner, volunteer, and activist. In those 20+ years, he chaired numerous task forces on economic development, community planning and land use. In 2011, the West Colfax Business Improvement District was created via petition and subsequent special election. Bill was appointed as its CEO and Executive Director with the goal of turning the West Colfax Corridor into one of the best places to live and work in the Denver Metro area. Bill agreed to accept this responsibility, but many believed that this transformative project was impossible. Bill started as an English teacher, who would become an entrepreneur who built a broad career in the publishing, development, technology and professional service sectors. Bill has received the 2015 Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award. The 40 West Arts District was awarded the Inspire Award in 2016 by the Urban Land Institute. In 2018, Bill received the Steve Burkholder Diamond Legacy Award from the West Chamber of Commerce.

    Margaret Hunt

    Director, Colorado Creative Industries

    Margaret is Director of Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. She was appointed in 2013 by Governor John Hickenlooper following a national search.  CCI advances creative economy strategies and administers a nationally recognized Creative District Program, the Space to Create initiative (affordable live/work spaces for creative sector workforce in rural communities), a Creative District Community Loan Fund, Art in Public Places and grants for career advancement for creative enterprises throughout Colorado.

    Margaret brings experience in community and economic development from both the private, for-profit sector as well as state and local government.  She served as Director of Community & Economic Development for a large energy company and managed global business development.

    She was appointed Director of Community & Economic Development for Salt Lake City in 2001 overseeing seven departments including planning, housing, business licensing, engineering, transportation, special events and the arts.  From 2005 to 2013, she served under Governors Jon M. Huntsman and Gary Herbert as the Executive Director of the Utah Arts Council and Division of Arts and Museums.  She also served as a loaned executive for the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee.

    Jessica Stern

    Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Jessica is the Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager with Americans for the Arts. Prior to this position, she acted as the Membership and Resources Manager for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), providing oversight of NAO’s statewide membership program while curating and reinventing its online platform of nonprofit management best practice resources. Prior to NAO, Jessica spent nearly five years working with Portland’s local business committee for the arts, Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), delivering programs that engaged employees from BCA’s 200+ business members, managing all marketing and communications strategies, and retaining and cultivating corporate and community partnerships. Jessica has also served in development roles at Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Literary Arts; and has freelanced as an independent web designer and developer.