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  • Public Art Showcase: Educational Settings

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/28/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Americans for the Arts presents a monthly online opportunity to showcase public art in your community, and to connect and engage with others about these artworks on social media. We'll convene right here Tuesday, August 28 from 1-2 p.m. ET to post, view, and discuss the artworks in your community and across the country. Invite your friends and colleagues to join us too! Public art and education have a long history together. For this Showcase let’s highlight projects that engage students and enhance educational settings.

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    Public Art Showcase 

    Educational Settings

    August 28, 2018 at 1:00PM EDT

    Americans for the Arts presents a monthly online opportunity to showcase public art in your community, and to connect and engage with others about these artworks on social media. 

    We'll convene on Facebook to post, view, and discuss the artworks in your community and across the country. Invite your friends and colleagues to join us too!

    Public art and education have a long history together. For this Showcase we'll highlight projects that engage students and enhance educational settings.

    Join the Public Art Showcase Event on Facebook
  • August 2018 Member Briefing: Private Sector and pARTnership Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 08/21/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    August 21, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Join Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager, Jessica Stern, and Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Cristyn Johnson for the latest on tools and resources for successfully engaging with the business community. You’ll have a chance for Q&A, so feel free to bring your specific question or case study! 

    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.

    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:547798.

    Presenters:

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    Jessica Stern,  Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

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


  • Join the Movement: Host Your Own Creative Conversation

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Are you interested in hosting a Creative Conversation in your community? Creative Conversations are a great way to connect your local community to a grassroots movement, elevating the profile of the arts in your community and across the country. Join us for a webinar with Emerging Leaders Council Members Brea Heidelberg and Todd Trebour as we take a look at the Creative Conversation process. Learn best practices for hosting your own Creative Conversation, including topics to cover, who to partner with, formatting options, and more. We’ll also take a trip down memory lane as we look at case studies of previous successful Creative Conversations.

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    August 15, 2018 at 3:00PM

    Are you interested in hosting a Creative Conversation in your community? Creative Conversations are a great way to connect your local community to a grassroots movement, elevating the profile of the arts in your community and across the country. Join us for a webinar with Emerging Leaders Council Members Brea Heidelberg and Todd Trebour as we take a look at the Creative Conversation process. Learn best practices for hosting your own Creative Conversation, including topics to cover, who to partner with, formatting options, and more. We’ll also take a trip down memory lane as we look at case studies of previous successful Creative Conversations. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Participants will learn what a Creative Conversation is.
    • Participants will learn best practices in creating and executing a Creative Conversation. 
    • Participants will hear case studies of successful Creative Conversations.

  • Young Patrons Programs in the Arts: How to Build a lot of Future Potential with a Little Bit of Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Many arts organizations have established or are considering starting programs to engage young professionals to build a future audience and/or donor base. However, the arts administrators responsible for managing these programs often work in isolation and with little dedicated training in how to make these unique programs successful and efficient. Learn how to manage a young professionals program in concert with other job responsibilities and competing priorities, use resources effectively, and work with volunteers who contribute to the program’s success.

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    August 8, 2018 at 3:00PM (ET)

    Many arts organizations have established or are considering starting programs to engage young professionals to build a future audience and/or donor base. However, the arts administrators responsible for managing these programs often work in isolation and with little dedicated training in how to make these unique programs successful and efficient. Learn how to manage a young professionals program in concert with other job responsibilities and competing priorities, use resources effectively, and work with volunteers who contribute to the program’s success.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify core program objectives in audience or donor development for your organization and align program features and deliverables with those objectives
    • Manage a volunteer leadership committee and co-chairs effectively
    • Balance program expenses with expected revenue and maximize use of organizational resources to keep costs down 
    • Measure success through a variety of metrics and track progress of your program over time

  • The Arts Engage Candidates Series: Arts Leaders Running for Office

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    In today’s changing political climate, we are seeing more advocates looking to make meaningful change in their communities by running for public office. With a strong sense of pride and passion for the arts and culture, arts advocates are using their knowledge and connections to build support for their platform. Join Guillermina Gonzalez, former Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance and Julia Kirt, Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts as they talk about their journey from arts advocate to political candidate.

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    August 1, 2018 at 3:00PM

    In today’s changing political climate, we are seeing more advocates looking to make meaningful change in their communities by running for public office. With a strong sense of pride and passion for the arts and culture, arts advocates are using their knowledge and connections to build support for their platform. Join Moderator and Former Massachusetts's State Senator Stan Rosenberg, along side Guillermina Gonzalez, former Executive Director of the Delaware Arts Alliance and Julia Kirt, Executive Director for Oklahomans for the Arts as they talk about their journey from arts advocate to political candidate. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will learn about veteran arts leaders entering the political realm. 
    2. Attendees will learn top takeaways of transitioning from an arts advocate to a political leader.
  • July 2018 Member Briefing: Our NEW Social Impact Explorer and Other Tools from Our Website

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    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

  • Build Your Visibility to Accelerate Your Career

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Building your profile and visibility is one of the most important tactics for fast-forwarding your career growth. In this session you'll learn how to start identifying the kind of profile or reputation you want to build, how to navigate building your profile in an authentic way that doesn't seem self-promotional, and strategies for building your profile that you can implement today. You'll also learn about how gender dynamics affect our ability to build our reputations—and yet why this is such an important career growth strategy for women. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage profile building in order to grow more creatively and incorporate more learning into your work.

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    July 18, 2018 at 3:00PM

    Building your profile and visibility is one of the most important tactics for fast-forwarding your career growth. In this session you'll learn how to start identifying the kind of profile or reputation you want to build, how to navigate building your profile in an authentic way that doesn't seem self-promotional, and strategies for building your profile that you can implement today. You'll also learn about how gender dynamics affect our ability to build our reputations—and yet why this is such an important career growth strategy for women. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage profile building in order to grow more creatively and incorporate more learning into your work.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Session attendees will begin to identify the elements of their reputation they would like to build.
    • Session attendees will choose a ready-to-implement strategy for raising your profile in order to accelerate your career growth. 
    • Session attendees will understand why visibility is so important to career growth--especially for women.

    Link to worksheet and resources on setting you-centered goals and raising your profile to achieve those goal: http://buildyourselfworkshop.c...

  • The Arts Engage Candidates Series—Unique Candidate Engagement

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Support for the arts must come from every level within a community. Some of the most important allies the arts can have are elected officials and candidates. As such, arts advocates need to cultivate relationships with elected official and candidates and recruit them as arts champions. These relationships can be built through both traditional and non-traditional means. This webinar will look at organizations and individuals engaging political officials and candidates on arts issues in less traditional methods.

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    July 11, 2018 at 3:00PM (ET)

    Arts-based community development drives meaningful and equitable change within communities. It is the duty of local arts agencies to ensure that fertile ground exists, to allow for growth and vibrancy of the arts and culture sector. The Arts Engage Candidates series will demonstrate to attendees the importance of proactively articulating arts issues to candidates running for office; cultivating relationships and buy-in from candidates running for office; and realizing their own leadership potential in running for office.

    Support for the arts must come from every level within a community. Some of the most important allies the arts can have are elected officials and candidates. As such, arts advocates need to cultivate relationships with elected official and candidates and recruit them as arts champions. These relationships can be built through both traditional and non-traditional means. This webinar will look at organizations and individuals engaging political officials and candidates on arts issues in less traditional methods.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will hear less traditional approaches to engaging elected officials and candidates on arts and culture issues.
    2. Attendees will learn new strategies in building relationships with elected official candidates.
  • The Arts Engage Candidates Series: Executing Successful Mayoral Forums

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Ensuring elected officials are made aware of and are held accountable for the issues and needs of the arts sector is integral to ensuring communities have fertile ground with which they can grow and thrive. One way advocates can achieve this is by engaging in the political process—by educating and communicating the value of and holding their elected officials accountable on arts and culture issues. In this session, attendees will hear about organizations which have created arts-based mayoral forums in an effort to gauge the readiness and willingness of political leaders to foster a strong arts and culture sector.

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    June 27, 2018 at 3:00PM (ET)

    Ensuring elected officials are made aware of and are held accountable for the issues and needs of the arts sector is integral to ensuring communities have fertile ground with which they can grow and thrive. One way advocates can achieve this is by engaging in the political process—by educating and communicating the value of and holding their elected officials accountable on arts and culture issues. In this session, attendees will hear about organizations which have created arts-based mayoral forums in an effort to gauge the readiness and willingness of political leaders to foster a strong arts and culture sector

    Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will learn why it is important for political leaders to be engaged in needs of the arts sector. 
    • Attendees will hear from organizations which have hosted arts-based mayoral forums and learn the best practices and recommended resources for executing a successful mayoral forum which addresses arts and culture issues.

    MASSCreative Create the Vote Toolkit: http://www.mass-creative.org/c...

    Citizen Artist Baltimore website: http://citizenartist.vote/
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  • June 2018 Member Briefing: Public Revenue Streams and Funding Opportunities for the Arts

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

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    June 20, 2018 at 3:00PM

    About the Member Briefing

    Join State and Local Government Affairs Manager, Lizzie Dorman, and Membership Marketing Senior Coordinator, Bridget Woodbury, to chat about the State Arts Action Network, their conversation about public revenue streams, ways you can loop into conversations like these, and more!

    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:426261.

    Presenters:

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

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    Lizzie Dorman, State and Local Government Affairs Manager, Americans for the Arts