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  • Series: The Basics of Local Arts Management

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/04/2013

    Planning, Board Development, and Fundraising.

    Part 1: Planning

    What's the best planning approach for your organization? How do you know what type of planning you need? During this webinar you will learn about the different types of plans including: Strategic, Financial, Program, Cultural, and Operational and ways to determine which one is right for your organization.

    Presented by: Craig Dreeszen, Dreeszen and Associates, Florence, MA;
    Maggie Guggenheimer, University of Virginia and Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA

    Recorded October 16, 2013


    Part 2: Board Development

    How can you create a more dynamic and effective board in the local arts field? During this webinar you will learn successful techniques to align the priorities of the organization with the community's leadership and talent and how to strengthen board members' role as an executive leader in their organization and community.

    Presented by: Mitch Dorger

    Mitch Dorger is a highly-regarded nonprofit consultant and executive with 20 years experience as the chief executive officer of organizations as large as 1800 people with operating budgets up to $100 million. His most recent position was as Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. He has special expertise in the world of nonprofit governance and is well versed in strategic planning, change management, leadership development, volunteer management, financial planning and management, government relations, and event management. He is also a sought after speaker on nonprofit leadership and management.


    Recorded November 6, 2013


    Part 3: Fundraising

    This webinar will discuss current trends in philanthropy and new ideas for developing resources for your organization. Resource development can come in the form of new partnerships, strategic alliances, or utilizing what you are already doing to better leverage revenue dollars. We will explore best practices in partnership, opportunities, and challenges. Fundraising is rapidly changing however there are still some must do steps for any successful fundraising activity. Learn the basics first.

    Recorded December 4, 2013

  • What’s Happening with STEAM: A Discussion with Diverse Sectors

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/02/2013

    In coordination with the U.S. House of Representatives' STEAM Caucus co-chaired by Reps. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Americans for the Arts will bring together STEAM leaders in diverse sectors, including academic, industry, government, and education fields to discuss briefly their work with STEAM and respond to a moderated question to build a conversation and showcase STEAM as a movement the public can join.

    In coordination with the U.S. House of Representatives' STEAM Caucus co-chaired by Reps. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Americans for the Arts will bring together STEAM leaders in diverse sectors, including academic, industry, government, and education fields to discuss briefly their work with STEAM and respond to a moderated question to build a conversation and showcase STEAM as a movement the public can join.

    Presenters: John Maeda, President, Rhode Island School of Design; Janis Hill, Principal, Quatama Elementary School, Hillsboro, Oregon; Amy Rasmussen, Executive Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE); Kevin Murray, Program Manager, School of Theater, George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

  • Series: Cultural, Arts, and Entertainment Districts

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/24/2013

    Two part webinar on understanding and planning cultural, arts, and entertainment districts.

    Part 1: Understanding Cultural, Arts, and Entertainment Districts

    This webinar is an overview of Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Districts and the different types and communities they serve. You will learn about ways in which each of these District types have helped become a tool for economic development and revitalization.

    Recorded May 1, 2013


    Part 2: Planning and Creating Successful Cultural, Arts, and Entertainment Districts

    Do you have an area in which you want to create a District? What are the planning steps needed to move you forward? During this webinar you will also hear from experts on how they planned and developed successful and thriving Districts.

    Presented by: Adele Fleet Bacow, President, Community Partners Consultants

    Recorded October 24, 2013

  • Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/18/2013

    Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five Schools presents case studies of five schools utilizing the longer student and teacher days to prioritize time for arts education as they work to improve overall academic instruction and focus on individual student achievement. Join our panelists to learn more about the report, the work happening in these five schools, and how your community can implement the lessons learned from schools using an expanded day.

    Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five Schoolspresents case studies of five schools utilizing the longer student and teacher days to prioritize time for arts education as they work to improve overall academic instruction and focus on individual student achievement. Join our panelists to learn more about the report, the work happening in these five schools, and how your community can implement the lessons learned from schools using an expanded day.

    Presented by: Kristen Engebretsen, Arts Education Program, Manager, Americans for the Arts; David Farbman, Co-Author, Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day; Sherman Cowan, Teacher, Clarence Edwards Middle School; Stephanie Edmeade, Director of Expanded Learning Time, Clarence Edwards Middle School

  • Be the Change You Want to See in Your Arts Organization: Reaching Diverse Audiences

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/08/2013

    Many arts organization know that they want to expand their reach and grow their audiences, but they don't know where to start. In this webinar, you'll learn why in order to see change within your arts organization, YOU need to become a change agent. We will explore the tools and technology to reach new, diverse audiences: reaching across demographics, different income levels, and education levels.

    Many arts organization know that they want to expand their reach and grow their audiences, but they don't know where to start. In this webinar, you'll learn why in order to see change within your arts organization, YOU need to become a change agent. We will explore the tools and technology to reach new, diverse audiences: reaching across demographics, different income levels, and education levels.

    Presented by: Adam Thurman, Director of Marketing & Communications, Court Theatre at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Embracing Business Unusual: Developing Innovative Responses to Audience Engagement Challenges

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/25/2013

    Explore and learn from arts organizations that have experimented with innovative approaches to audience engagement, including participatory programming, contests, and crowdsourcing. Hear from Karina Mangu-Ward, Director of Activating Innovation at EmcArts, Mike Murawski Director of Education and Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, and a finalist from the 2013 ArtsFwd Business Unusual Challenge about how to let go of old assumptions and adapt to the challenges of our new era.

    Explore and learn from arts organizations that have experimented with innovative approaches to audience engagement, including participatory programming, contests, and crowdsourcing. Hear from Karina Mangu-Ward, Director of Activating Innovation at EmcArts, Mike Murawski Director of Education and Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, and 2013 ArtsFwd Business Unusual Challenge Finalist Dale Albright, Director of Field Services, Theatre Bay Area, about how to let go of old assumptions and adapt to the challenges of our new era.

    This webinar will transfer knowledge on innovation as a new organizational discipline and essential tools for developing effective new audience engagement strategies. Participants will be encouraged to make connections to their work and leave inspired to spearhead bold adaptations at their own organizations.

    Presented by: Karina Mangu-Ward, Director of Activating Innovation, EmcArts; Mike Murawski Director of Education and Public Programs, Portland Art Museum; Dale Albright, Director of Field Services, Theatre Bay Area

  • Are you Prepared? Emergency Preparedness

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/04/2013

    None of us want to believe that "it" could happen to our arts organization - our passion, our labor of love, our career, and our future. Reality happens. Whether "it" is a hurricane, technology failure, scandal, fire or flood, accident or crime, pandemic, tornado, or physical infrastructure failure, crises can and do occur, which is why preparedness is key to sustainability. As we face constant natural and made disasters, do you have a plan? Is your data safe? Join us as we learn about how local arts agencies are preparing for disasters? What you need to know.

    None of us want to believe that "it" could happen to our arts organization - our passion, our labor of love, our career, and our future. Reality happens. Whether "it" is a hurricane, technology failure, scandal, fire or flood, accident or crime, pandemic, tornado, or physical infrastructure failure, crises can and do occur, which is why preparedness is key to sustainability. As we face constant natural and made disasters, do you have a plan? Is your data safe? Join us as we learn about how local arts agencies are preparing for disasters? What you need to know.

    Presenters: Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director, Monmouth Country Arts Council (MCAC), Red Bank, NJ; Mollie Quinlan-Hayes, Deputy Director and Accessibility Coordinator, South Arts, Atlanta, GA

  • An Introduction to the Engagement Spectrum

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/27/2013

    Take a closer look at participation conditions and behaviors to consider when developing audience engagement programming. Artist and engagement strategist Rachel Grossman will review categories of participant-types, environmental factors, and communication tools, and share examples of tactics and activities with multiple points of entry for a range of audience members. This webinar will also provide insight into drawing connecting threads from your artistic programming to your marketing and advertising.

    Take a closer look at participation conditions and behaviors to consider when developing audience engagement programming. Artist and engagement strategist Rachel Grossman will review categories of participant-types, environmental factors, and communication tools, and share examples of tactics and activities with multiple points of entry for a range of audience members. This webinar will also provide insight into drawing connecting threads from your artistic programming to your marketing and advertising.

    Presented by: Rachel Grossman, Ring Leader, dog&pony dc

  • Blueprint for Public Art and Placemaking: An Introduction to Developing Creative Communities through Art

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/01/2013

    What is creative placemaking? What is public art? How do the two combined create vibrant public spaces that are engaging, often interactive and transform communities? This webinar will provide an introduction to developing enduring, creative places that incorporate retail, street life, and both temporary and permanent public art for all to enjoy.

    What is creative placemaking? What is public art? How do the two combined create vibrant public spaces that are engaging, often interactive and transform communities? This webinar will provide an introduction to developing enduring, creative places that incorporate retail, street life, andboth temporary and permanent public art for all to enjoy. We will discuss the lesson plans of each webinar in the series and the resources and tools participants will learn and apply to creative placemaking and public art projects in their communities. Barbara Goldstein, Principal of Barbara Goldstein & Associates, Creative Placemaking and Public Art Planning and author of Public Art by the Book will lead the webinar series and discussions that will also include guest presenters whose pioneering work has transformed parts of their communities. This is an essential webinar series for people who are tackling the issues of reinforcing and rebuilding communities to accommodate and activate the new creative economy.

    Presented by: Barbara Goldstein, Principal, Barbara Goldstein & Associates; Brett Cook, Artist, Oakland, CA; Greg Peckham, Managing Director, LAND Studio, Cleveland, OH; Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

  • MAP-21: Opportunities for the Arts and Transportation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/09/2013

    In this webinar we will hear from art and transportation experts who will review current MAP-21 legislation outlining transportation enhancement funding. Presenters will cover a range of project types that serve as models for implementation in your community.

    In this webinar we will hear from art and transportation experts who will review current MAP-21 legislation outlining transportation enhancement funding. Presenters will cover a range of project types that serve as models for implementation in your community.

    Presented by: Michael Killoren, Director, Local Arts Agencies / Challenge America Fast-Track, National Endowment for the Arts; Lilly Shoup, Policy Analyst, US Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary; Narric Rome, Senior Director of Federal Affairs, Americans for the Arts; Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner for Urban Design, New York City Department of Transportation