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  • AAE: Supporting Individual Artists Webinar Series

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    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a series of deep dive webinars about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these webinars 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. The first part of this series will take a look at supporting artists of specific disciplines, with the second part focusing on programs you may want to consider developing as you work to support individual artists.

    About this Series

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a series of deep dive webinars about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these webinars 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. The first part of this series will take a look at supporting artists of specific disciplines, with the second part focusing on programs you may want to consider developing as you work to support individual artists.


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

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  • Supporting Individual Artists: Artist Mentorships

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/26/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide arts professionals with the tools by which they can become catalysts for creating mentorships. During the presentation, Sharon Louden, artist, educator, editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series of books and the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, will share examples of successful mentorships that she has documented over the years. Louden will focus on the power of collaboration and intergenerational mentorships in particular. She will lay out steps that administrators can take to cultivate mentorships, which often lead to creating more opportunities for all involved. Finally, she will be joined by Washington DC-based artist, Julia Bloom, who will speak about her experience as an artist and how those relationships have helped grow her artistic practice.

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     March 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    Cultivating Mentorships

    This webinar will provide arts professionals the tools by which they can become catalysts for creating mentorships. 

    During the presentation, Sharon Louden, artist, educator, mentor, editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution will share examples of successful mentorships that she has documented over the years. Louden will focus on the power of collaboration and intergenerational mentorships in particular. She will lay out steps that administrators can take to cultivate mentorships, which often lead to creating more opportunities for all involved. Finally, she will be joined by Washington DC-based mentee and artist, Julia Bloom, who will speak about her experience as an artist and how those relationships have helped grow her artistic practice. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understanding the nuts-and-bolts of mentorship.
    • Identifying environments that help mentorships flourish.
    • How to strengthen and support mentorship relationships.
    • Focusing on community building vis a vis intergenerational exchange and resource sharing.
    • Creating opportunities through the mentorship exchange dynamic.

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

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    Sharon Louden

    Artistic Director, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution

    Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.  Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. Louden is also active on boards and committees of various not-for-profit art organizations and volunteers her time to artists to further their careers. Sharon is a consultant for Creative Capital and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and currently a faculty member in the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Artist Advisory boards of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency and the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation. Sharon is also the editor of the popular Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. 

    Website: www.sharonlouden.com | www.livesustain.org

    Twitter:  @LoudenStudio

    Instagram: @SharonLouden

    Julia Bloom

    Artist

    Julia Bloom is an artist who makes paintings, drawings and sculpture. She is also the creator of Freight Gallery, a small pop-up exhibition space in a freight elevator. She studied at Berklee College of Music, Boston Museum School, and Maryland Institute College of Art.  Her work has been exhibited at Addison Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC; Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA; Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, FL; Salzland Museum in Schoenebeck, Germany; the Katzen Arts Center at American University in Washington, DC; along with other regional and national galleries. Bloom was awarded Artist Fellowship Program Grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014, an Individual Artist Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a fellowship from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and seven fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Publications and articles about Bloom’s work are in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Northern Virginia Magazine, Poet Lore, Southern Accents and New American Paintings.  Bloom’s work is in several public and private collections, including the University of Virginia School of Law, Wheat First Securities and the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Bloom lives and works in Washington, DC and is represented by Addison Ripley Fine Art.

    Website: http://www.juliabloom.net/

    Twitter: @juliasbloom  

  • 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2020

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/25/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, join Randy Cohen, our VP of Research and Policy, to discuss the latest updates to the top “10 Reasons to Support the Arts” and get 10 case-making arrows to include in your arts advocacy quiver to convince anyone to support the arts.

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     March 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, join Randy Cohen, our VP of Research and Policy, to discuss the latest updates to the top “10 Reasons to Support the Arts” and get 10 case-making arrows to include in your arts advocacy quiver to convince anyone to support the arts.

    10 Reasons to Support the Arts
    10 Reasons to Support the Arts

    Randy Cohen

    Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts

    Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's advocacy organization for the arts. Randy stands out as a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues. He recently published Americans Speak Out About the Arts, a national study about the public’s opinions and participation in the arts. He publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, an annual mapping study of the nation’s 675,000 arts establishments and their employees. Randy led the development of the National Arts Policy Roundtable, an annual convening of leaders who focus on the advancement of American culture, launched in 2006 in partnership with Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute. His 10 Reasons to Support the Arts Blog recently received the Gold Award from the Association of Media & Publishing—their top honor for best blog post of the year.

    Twitter: @artsinfoguy

    Website: www.americansforthearts.org

  • Growing Your Marketing Team with Minimal Budget: Maximizing Internship, Volunteer, and Student Work Opportunities

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Having your interns and volunteers organize and do simple office work might feel like an effective use of their time, however, there are far more meaningful experiences and responsibilities to be assigned that benefit them and your organization. Explore ways to maximize the potential and the level of work from interns, volunteers, and student employees. Discover the various jobs you can provide your unpaid or low-paid employees with opportunities that give them applicable skills for the future, while increasing the overall reach and effectiveness of your organization's communications through social media, in-person advertising, and other marketing avenues.

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     March 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    Having your interns and volunteers organize and do simple office work might feel like an effective use of their time, however, there are far more meaningful experiences and responsibilities to be assigned that benefit them and your organization. Explore ways to maximize the potential and the level of work from interns, volunteers, and student employees. Discover the various jobs you can provide your unpaid or low-paid employees with opportunities that give them applicable skills for the future, while increasing the overall reach and effectiveness of your organization's communications through social media, in-person advertising, and other marketing avenues. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to mobilize your unpaid/student work force to act as extensions of your marketing office
    • Understand how to set guidelines that are easy to follow and how to inspire the type of work you want done 
    • Develop a takeaway list of simple tasks you can assign with varying levels of responsibility, access, and ability

    Jill Jacobs

    Marketing Manager, Western Carolina University, Bardo Arts Center

    Jill Jacobs serves as the Marketing Manager for the Western Carolina University (WCU) Bardo Arts Center outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Bardo Arts Center features a 1,000 seat performance hall, black box theatre, and the WCU Fine Art Museum - an exhibiting and collecting institution with a 2500+ object collection. Jill is responsible for leading all marketing efforts of the arts center including all strategic planning, branding, design, social media, partnerships, paid advertising, community engagement, and sponsorships. In addition to her role at Bardo Arts Center, which began in July 2016, Jill serves as the Marketing Advisor to the WCU College of Fine and Performing Arts. Outside of full-time commitments, Jill is a budding environmentalist and co-owns a nature education and habitat restoration business with her husband called Spriggly’s Beescaping, where she leads marketing efforts including an informational website, educational videos, social media, and design.

    Jill's background is in performance, having earned her BFA in Acting with a Music Minor from Arcadia University in 2009. In 2013, Jill accepted a merit-based scholarship to Villanova University receiving her MA in Theatre and Certification in Non-Profit Management. Her professional career includes positions with fundraising companies, numerous performing arts organizations, and Please Touch Museum (The Children’s Museum of Philadelphia.) 

    Websites: arts.wcu.edu/marketing | www.sprigglys.com 

    Instagram: @bardoartscenter | @sprigglys_beescaping | @ginger_going_green 

    Facebook: @bardoartscenter | @sprigglys_beescaping

  • March 2020 Member Briefing

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/17/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    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 Michael Hornbuckle at mhornbuckle@artsusa.org​.

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    March 2020 Member Briefing

    March 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    About the Member Briefing

    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 Michael Hornbuckle at mhornbuckle@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!

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

  • Know Before You Go: The 2020 National Arts Action Summit

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    This webinar will serve as a guide to both new and seasoned attendees of the National Arts Action Summit. We’ll discuss the schedule of events, what to expect on Capitol Hill, and how to prepare before you even arrive in Washington, DC.

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    March 30-31, 2020

    Washington, D.C.

    This webinar will serve as a guide to both new and seasoned attendees of the National Arts Action Summit. We’ll discuss the schedule of events, what to expect on Capitol Hill, and how to prepare before you even arrive in Washington, DC.

    This webinar will be pre-recorded, and the video will be released on 3/16/2020. If you register in advance, you will be notified when the video is ready.

    For additional resources, please see the RESOURCES tab.


    The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event giving you the opportunity to receive crucial advocacy training from experts in the field and then put that training into practice on Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Hosted by Americans for the Arts in partnership with over 85 national arts organizations, Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington, DC to meet with their Members of Congress to garner support for issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Lauren Cohen

    Government Affairs and Grassroots Manager, Americans for the Arts

    At Americans for the Arts, Lauren works with the Federal Affairs team in federal lobbying and government affairs activities, including composing position statements, monitoring federal legislation, drafting legislative proposals, coalition building with the Congressional Arts Caucus and other Congressional staff.  She enjoys teaching others how to become compelling arts advocates and how to pursue strong arts policy.  Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lauren worked for a member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives for over two years where she managed the arts, humanities, and museums portfolio.  Before coming to Washington, DC, Lauren worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia.  There, she held positions in the Education Outreach, Historical Interpretations, and Curatorial departments.  Lauren earned her Master of Arts degree in Public History from James Madison University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Tennessee.  Lauren's passion for the arts began at age three when she first started ballet lessons and continues to this day as she enjoys dance and theater performances, museums, and art shows.

    Peter Gordon

    Director of Federal Affairs, Americans for the Arts

    Peter joined Americans for the Arts in January 2019. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Peter served as the Associate Director of Government Relations for the Council on Foundations, where he focused on tax policy and advocated on behalf of foundations on Capitol Hill. Before joining the Council, he was a Government Relations Specialist for the National Association of College Stores in Washington, DC. Previously, Peter worked on Capitol Hill in both the Senate, as a Staff Assistant for former Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), and the House, as a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA).

    Peter grew up in Massachusetts and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a BA in History and Political Science from Williams College. During college, he worked at the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance, where he developed a deep appreciation for the arts. Peter loves to visit museums and attend theater performances. He lives in DC with his wife, Corey, and their daughter, Alex.

    Visit the Arts Action Center

    Search recent NEA grants here: https://apps.nea.gov/grantsearch/

  • February 2020 Member Briefing: The Arts Education Network Council

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2020

    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 Michael Hornbuckle at mhornbuckle@artsusa.org​.

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    February 2020 Member Briefing:

    The Arts Education Network Council

    February 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    About the Member Briefing

    This month we will be joined by Kelly Fey Bolender, Arts Education Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. Kelly will be informing us of the priorities of the Americans for the Arts Arts Education Network Council for 2020 and beyond!

    About the Arts Education Network:

    The field of arts education is a complex ecosystem. Americans for the Arts plays a unique and specific role in connecting the national, state, and local efforts to advance arts education. By striving to build leadership, create a value proposition for arts education, and increase tools and resources that support the field, this ecosystem becomes more powerful than the sum of each of its parts. Americans for the Arts works with its Arts Education Network of arts educational professionals to affect change on the national, state, and local levels. 


    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 Michael Hornbuckle at mhornbuckle@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!

    Michael Hornbuckle

    Membership Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Michael Hornbuckle was born and raised in Potomac, MD. He received B.S. Business Administration from Tennessee State University, where he also played football.  He has been working in membership for 15 years, most recently with the National Retail Federation as the Membership Manager. As the Membership Manager at Americans for the Arts, he is responsible for increasing membership and retention and creating programs and benefits for members to improve the overall member experience.  At the National Retail Federation, he oversaw a number of communities and committees. On the side, he enjoys cooking, traveling and still participating in sports through "Old Man" Leagues.

    Kelly Fey Bolender

    Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Kelly Fey Bolender currently serves as Arts Education Program Manager for Americans for the Arts. Formerly, she held the position of Associate Director of Education at the Boch Center in Boston, MA. While serving as Associate Director, she led the Boch Center’s flagship arts-based youth leadership and employment programs, including the nationally-recognized City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program and Teen Leadership Council. Additionally at the Boch Center, she developed and facilitated arts-based literacy curriculum for the Target Arts In-School Residency Program and the Dudley Library Arts Festival. She also worked extensively in college and career readiness training for high school students, developing innovative programming for the Boch Center and the Universities at Shady Grove.

    Kelly centers her work on inclusivity and expanding access in the arts. Her original research exploring best practices for inclusivity and representation of marginalized populations in theatre for young audiences (TYA) in the United States is featured in the award-winning anthology of Latinx TYA, Palabras del Cielo: An Exploration of Latin@ Theatre for Young Audiences.

    She served on the Board of Directors for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and the New England Theatre Conference. She earned a Master’s in Theatre Education with a concentration in Theatre and Community from Emerson College, a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a certification in the Advancing Youth Development curriculum for youth workers.


    Twitter: @ArtsEdKelly

    Website: AmericansForTheArts.org

    National Arts in Education Week website: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/arts-education/national-arts-in-education-week

  • What Can We Learn From 1767 Public Art Projects?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/20/2020

    There is very little national data about the development of public art projects. Common questions that arise are around budget sizes and expenditures, and funding mechanisms to name a few. During this webinar, data points culled from 1,767 applications submitted through PAN Year in Review over the past decade will help provide a national perspective to these questions. Focusing on applications for public art projects located in the United States, the Americans for the Arts Research team in collaboration with the Public Art and Civic Design program staff have pulled observational data points relating to budgets sizes and expenditures, public and private funding types, permanent and temporary project types, and the kinds of materials commonly used.

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     About This Webinar 

    February 20th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    There is very little national data about the development of public art projects. Common questions that arise are around budget sizes and expenditures, and funding mechanisms to name a few. During this webinar, data points culled from 1,767 applications submitted through PAN Year in Review over the past decade will help provide a national perspective to these questions. Focusing on applications for public art projects located in the United States, the Americans for the Arts Research team in collaboration with the Public Art and Civic Design program staff have pulled observational data points relating to budgets sizes and expenditures, public and private funding types, permanent and temporary project types, and the kinds of materials commonly used. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Through this webinar attendees will gain insights into public art trends from the past decade and be able to compare their own public art collections data with national data points.

    Patricia Walsh

    Public Art & Civic Design Senior Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Patricia Walsh joined Americans for the Arts in 2014 where she works to empower public art professionals, artists and other stakeholders in the implementation of public art in their communities by supporting best practices, case studies, resource development, and peer-to-peer networking.
     
    In her role at Americans for the Arts, Patricia has grown the annual Public Art Preconference to over 300 attendees, moderates the 400+ membership-based Public Art Network, and travels frequently to communities across the country to engage and learn from her colleagues working locally. She designed the Public Art Resource Center, an online portal to increase access to tools, resources, and opportunities for those making public art happen in their communities. She manages partnerships with Smart Growth America/Transportation for America and the American Planning Association and continues to develop strategies to engage allied fields to cultivate policy and practice that supports public art in the built environment across the country.

  • When Artists and Municipalities Partner for the Public Good

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/19/2020

    How can artists and municipal leaders work together to bring innovative creative capacities to achieve civic goals, improve the workings of government, and benefit community residents? Artists and municipal leaders are partnering to address city-wide mandates such as racial equity. They are helping change perceptions of municipal departments and disinvested neighborhoods. They are developing art projects that address wide ranging issues in public health, environment, and police relations. And more! To support these dynamic partnerships, A Blade of Grass and Animating Democracy have developed the Municipal-Artist Partnership Guide. Just released, it aims to assist municipal agency leaders, artists, and arts agency leaders in navigating this often-complicated partnership work and to achieve positive and powerful artistic and community results. Webinar participants will hear partnership pointers related to My Park, My Pool, My City, a three-year artist residency in which artists partnered with the Austin’s (TX) Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division, activating and amplifying civic engagement around the future of Austin’s city pools. This story will illuminate some of the guiding principles, values, and quality practices featured in the guide. Animating Democracy and A Blade of Grass will highlight selections from the trove of Nuts and Bolts, partnership profiles, and model documents and tools.

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     February 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    How can artists and municipal leaders work together to bring innovative creative capacities to achieve civic goals, improve the workings of government, and benefit community residents? Artists and municipal leaders are partnering to address city-wide mandates such as racial equity.  They are helping change perceptions of municipal departments and disinvested neighborhoods. They are developing art projects that address wide ranging issues in public health, environment, and police relations.  And more!

    To support these dynamic partnerships, A Blade of Grass and Animating Democracy have developed the Municipal-Artist Partnership Guide.  Just released, it aims to assist municipal agency leaders, artists, and arts agency leaders in navigating this often-complicated partnership work and to achieve positive and powerful artistic and community results.  Webinar participants will hear partnership pointers related to My Park, My Pool, My City, a three-year artist residency in which artists partnered with the Austin’s (TX) Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division, activating and amplifying civic engagement around the future of Austin’s city pools. This story will illuminate some of the guiding principles, values, and quality practices featured in the guide.  Animating Democracy and A Blade of Grass will highlight selections from the trove of Nuts and Bolts, partnership profiles, and model documents and tools.  

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn why these partnerships are attractive and gaining ground in municipal government
    • Gain insights into how artists and municipalities have navigated different ways of working and gained new capacities
    • Understand how Local Arts Agencies are playing key roles as organizing agencies and intermediaries

    Pam Korza

    Co-Director of Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

    Pam Korza co-directs Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change.  She has consulted and offered workshops and presentations on arts and civic engagement for artists, cultural organizations, funders, and at cross-sector gatherings across the country and internationally. She co-authored the Municipal-Artist Partnership Guide (2019) with Jan Cohen-Cruz, in partnership with A Blade of Grass. She co-wrote Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture, and the Arts & Civic Engagement Tool Kit, as well as the five-book Case Studies from Animating Democracy.  Her writing and editing on assessing arts and social change work includes: the framework, the Continuum of Impact guide; Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change; Evaluating Impact/Appreciating Evaluation;” and a chapter in the book, Arts and Community Change (Routledge, 2015). 

    Website: http://animatingdemocracy.org/

    Prerana Reddy

    Director of Programs, A Blade of Grass

    Prerana Reddy is Director of Programs at A Blade of Grass, a nonprofit that advances the field of socially engaged art through financial support for artists, public programming, research, and content creation. Previously she was the Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement at the Queens Museum in New York City (2005-2018) where she organized both exhibition- and community-based programs as well as public art commissions. In addition, she oversaw a cultural organizing initiative for Corona, Queens residents that resulted in the creation and ongoing programming of a public plaza and a popular education center for new immigrants. She has a Masters degree in Cinema Studies and Anthropology from New York University, and has extensive film programming experience. She is currently on the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and sits on the boards of NOCD-NY, ArtBuilt, Rockaway Initiative for Sustainabilty & Equity, and New Immigrant Community Empowerment. 

    Website: www.abladeofgrass.org

    Twitter: @preranareddy

    Instragram: @preranar


    Lynn Osgood

    Executive Director, Civic Arts (formerly GO Collaborative)

    Lynn Osgood, PhD is an urban planner and researcher, and the founder and executive director of Civic Arts. She started her career in urban planning in New York City when she worked with the UN Habitat II Conference on Human Settlements. Trained in landscape architecture and urban planning at the University of Virginia, Lynn moved to Austin in 2003,where she became Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas in the School of Architecture. She now teaches there on civic engagement and qualitative research.  In 2011 she founded Civic Arts (formerly GO collaborative) and leads the development of creative placemaking projects such as the NEA Exploring Our Town website, and the ArtPlace America-funded Drawing Lines project, as well as technical assistance services for municipal partners across the United States. Currently Civic Arts is in partnership with ArtPlace America, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) to find ways in which arts-based community development practices can become more fully integrated into the local government sector.

    Website: www.civicarts.org

    Twitter: @CivicArtsAustin

    Krissie Marty

    Associate Artistic Director & Community Collaborations Director of Forklift Danceworks

    Working in the mediums of dialogue, participation, and collaboration, Krissie Marty makes dances with people who aren’t traditionally considered dancers.  As Associate Artistic Director & Community Collaborations Director of Forklift Danceworks, she most often engages city employees in making dances that ask audiences to reconsider their relationship to labor and laboring bodies. She helped to conceive the My Park, My Pool, My City project and co-directed Bartholomew Swims, Dove Springs Swims, and Givens Swims. Krissie created and directed RE Source, featuring employees and machinery of the Goodwill Resource Center in a 125,000 square foot warehouse. She co-directed PowerUP, Play Ball Downs Field, Afoot: A Marching Band Extravaganza, and The Trees of Govalle. Previously, Krissie worked as a faculty member and choreographer with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange for over a decade. She choreographed movement for theatre with Big Art Group (NYC and international tours), Washington Shakespeare Company, and Imagination Stage (DC). Her choreography has been performed at the Kennedy Center, Stratford Circus in London, Chateau de Cazals in France, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

    Website: forkliftdanceworks.org

    Facebook: @forkliftdanceworks

    Instagram @forkliftdanceworks

  • Marketing and Development: Beautiful Together

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The distinct responsibilities for raising “earned income” (tickets, subscriptions, registrations) and “un-earned income” (contributions, fundraising event tickets, auction bids) is often vague. Who should be responsible for what? Who should have the final say? When “unearned income” the sole responsibility of the Development Department and “earned income” of the Marketing staff, how can they better work together? And how does this unfold when the Marketing and Development departments are managed by the same person? This session will explore ways for marketing and development associates, managers and directors to better exist, work, and be successful together through collaboration, common goals, and an understanding each other’s focus and intention.

    imageAbout this Webinar 

     February 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

    The distinct responsibilities for raising “earned income” (tickets, subscriptions, registrations) and “un-earned income” (contributions, fundraising event tickets, auction bids) is often vague. Who should be responsible for what? Who should have the final say? When “unearned income” the sole responsibility of the Development Department and “earned income” of the Marketing staff, how can they better work together? And how does this unfold when the Marketing and Development departments are managed by the same person?  

    This session will explore ways for marketing and development associates, managers and directors to better exist, work, and be successful together through collaboration, common goals, and an understanding each other’s focus and intention.  

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to determine when to merge messaging and when not to
    • How to build a culture of fundraising throughout the staff
    • How sharing data can help you identify donor prospects sooner
    • How the marketing department can help develop and promote new fundraising ideas

    Amy Fiore

    Vice President, Jeffery Sobel Consulting

    Amy Fiore is a Vice President for Jeffrey Sobel Consulting, specializing in board and staff training/retreats, strategic planning, project management, and particularly enjoys helping clients in the arts, youth development, education, and social services sectors with atypical income streams through new programmatic initiatives. Prior to JSC, Amy served as the Executive Director for Only Make Believe, Managing Director and Director of Development for TADA! Youth Theater, the Director of External Affairs for Vineyard Theatre, Associate Director of Marketing and then Interim Director of Marketing for The Public Theater, and as the Ticketing and Marketing Manager for MCC Theater. Currently, Amy is also the Director of Development for the Story Pirates. 

    As a Development Officer, Amy has acquired new and renewed institutional funding in excess of $1M, she has designed various types and sizes of fundraising events -- from an inaugural dance-a-thon to an established annual gala -- and has also recruited, trained, and managed boards and staff; and conceptualized, wrote copy and designed countless marketing and donor appeals. In addition to her work in non-profit arts administration, Amy was an adjunct professor of Managing the Arts and Marketing the Arts at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and has been a guest lecturer at NYU, Baruch College and with the Arts & Business Council of New York, among others. She is the founder and director of Play Theater in Union County NJ and currently teaches classes and directs musicals with children there. Amy resides in Scotch Plains, NJ with her husband and 2 daughters.    

    Website: www.jeffreysobel.com