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  • Understanding Aesthetic Perspectives

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/14/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    How do you assess Arts for Change? Arts for Change—creative work at the intersection of community/civic engagement, community development, and justice—often challenges the conventional terms by which the arts are described and assessed. Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, worked with artists and their allies to develop a framework designed to enhance understanding and evaluation of Arts for Change.

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    May 14, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    How do you assess Arts for Change?  Arts for Change—creative work at the intersection of community/civic engagement, community development, and justice—often challenges the conventional terms by which the arts are described and assessed. Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, worked with artists and their allies to develop a framework designed to enhance understanding and evaluation of Arts for Change.

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    Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change features 11 aesthetic attributes of excellence defined by artists that can be observed across a spectrum of community engaged arts and culture. The framework aims to: elevate aesthetics, address inequity resulting from historical domination of Euro-American aesthetic standards, expand criteria for assessing civically and socially engaged art, and promote deeper appreciation for the rigor required for such work.  It offers guidance for discussing artists’ approaches to work, the qualities of the work as experienced by audiences and participants, and the connections of art to context.   

    This webinar introduces the framework and offers an opportunity for exchange around the often elusive and challenging topic of artistic excellence. Participants will learn how artists and funders have already put Aesthetic Perspectives to use and imagine how it might help meet agency interests and the artist and communities they serve.  Check out the framework materials in advance, if you like, at: http://www.animatingdemocracy.org/aesthetic-perspectives.

    Barbara Schaffer Bacon

    Co-Director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

    Barbara Schaffer Bacon 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. Additionally, she contributes to Local Arts Advancement work at Americans for the Arts. Barbara has written, edited, and contributed to many publications including Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking; Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy; Case Studies from Animating Democracy; Animating Democracy: The Artistic Imagination as a Force for Civic Dialogue; Fundamentals of Local Arts Management; and The Cultural Planning Work Kit.  A consultant in program design and evaluation, Barbara has served as an adviser for state and national arts agencies and private foundations. Barbara previously served as executive director of the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts. She is president of the Arts Extension Institute, Inc. and a board member for WomenArts. Barbara served for 14 years on the Belchertown, MA School Committee.  In 2018, Barbara received the Robert E. Gard Foundation Leadership Award. She currently serves as a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.      

    www.animatingdemocracy.org 

    Cristyn Johnson

    Local Arts Advancement Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Cristyn Johnson is the Local Arts Advancement Program Manager at Americans for the Arts. In this capacity, she develops Americans for the Arts’ comprehensive full-career-spectrum field education offerings to advance competent and informed local, regional and national arts professionals.  She also develops a suite of programs and resources centered around the full leadership pipeline and organizational needs of a diverse workforce. She manages, grows, and cultivates an Emerging Leaders Network, a Mid-Career Leaders Network, and an Executive Leaders Network by building a connected network of arts professionals in the field of practices, who can share their knowledge with the field at large.        

  • Artists at the Community Development Table Local Workshop - Augusta

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    The power and importance of integrating artists and arts organizations into discussions about public policy, civic systems, and community development initiatives continues to grow every day. How and why artists and arts organizations engage with these initiatives continues to be a conversation that needs to be had, with the goal of empowering creatives to use their work for creative problem solving within communities.

    Artists at the Community Development Table 

    Local Workshop - Augusta, Georgia


    About This Workshop

    The power and importance of integrating artists and arts organizations into discussions about public policy, civic systems, and community development initiatives continues to grow every day. How and why artists and arts organizations engage with these initiatives continues to be a conversation that needs to be had, with the goal of empowering creatives to use their work for creative problem solving within communities.

    Join us for a one-day workshop as we look at what arts-based community development is and learn how artists and arts organizations can use their voices to build up the communities they are a part of. This workshop will include case studies, creative group exercises, and highlight the work of artists in our local community already engaging in this work. Come away feeling reinvigorated and ready to make change! Attendance if free, but registration is required. To register, click the "Register" option in the top right portion of this page. Please email Cristyn Johnson with any questions. 


    Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

    Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Location: SharedSpaces 901 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901 


    Facilitators

    • Roseann Weiss, Arts Consultant
    • Con Christeson, Community Artist
    • Sala Adenike, Visual Artist
    • Karen Gordon, Musician



    This initiative is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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    ​Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter-Allen

    Visual Artist

    Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter-Allen is a multi-faceted artist who creates through painting, writing, dancing, singing, teaching and learning.

    Sala served several years as Art Department Chair and visual arts teacher at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts in Augusta, GA. She is an alumna of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY and holds a BA Degree in Performing and Visual Arts from Empire State College, State University of New York.

    As a visual artist, Ms. Jeter-Allen’s paintings have been exhibited at various colleges, museums and community galleries both local and nationally. She has an art gallery named in her honor at the Humanitree House in Augusta GA.

    Sala was Artistic Director of ABATSU African Drummers and Dancers and AJADACO Children’s African Dance Company from 1994 to 2014.  She has facilitated workshops, presentations and performances at schools, churches, community centers, and other organizations throughout the region.

    Sala is also a singer/songwriter. Her CD of original songs is entitled Same Direction/Sala Adenike and is available online at I-Tunes.

    Karen Gordon

    Musician

    K L Gordon is a serial collaborator, with a passion for and commitment to presenting live jazz music and community events in the Greater Augusta, Georgia, area. In addition to Garden City Jazz (the band)’s live performances, the team collaborates with organizations, corporations, and individuals to produce special events.

    Her most recent undertaking, Gordon Music Group, is a collective of musicians, artists, and community leaders; collaborating to make our community a more vibrant and creative space.

    Roseann Weiss

    Creative Advisor

    By day, Roseann Weiss is a creative advisor and strategist about the intersections of art and community working freelance as ART +. She has 30 years of experience in arts leadership in nonprofit arts institutions, community organizations, and gallery settings. Her expertise centers in arts-based community development, community and public arts, artists' professional development, and grant-making. For 14 years, she guided the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute at the Regional Arts Commission which is an innovative, cross-sector program designed around art as a powerful agent for social change. One of her current projects is Lead Educator for the Arts as Civic Engagement program for the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University.

    By night, Roseann Weiss is an insomniac who writes observations about the moon on Facebook.

    Con Christeson

    Community Artist

    Con is an artist exploring communities. She experiences community by observing pools of knowledge and experience that exist alongside historical rootedness and the complex concept of place. It is a topographical map of wind, weather, and time. It is the science of hard scape. It is multiple layers of memory and story. It is individual and institutional. It can reinforce or bury the human experience. 

    Con’s work is at the intersection of space and place, a collaboration between consciousness and creativity. She works locally, nationally, and internationally because those virtual lines drawn by humans on the surface of this planet are not real. And yet, she believes they slow us, confine us, stop us, turn us away from each other. 

  • AAE: Supporting Individual Artists Monthly Coffee Chats

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    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists.

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for March 2019 will be legal support for 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 Coffee Chat: Creating a Marketplace for Emerging Artists

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 04/23/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for March 2019 will be legal support for artists.

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    Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat

    Creating a Marketplace for Emerging Artists

    April 23, 2019 at 1:00PM EDT

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for March 2019 will be about creating a marketplace for emerging artists.


    How can you support emerging artists by providing a platform to market and sell work? 


    Join Erik Culver and Alok Marwaha, Co-Founders of ArtStartArt, for a discussion on how to better support emerging artists. Erik and Alok will talk about what they've learned emerging artists need in terms of support and how that sparked their creation of ArtStartArt, an online marketplace for emerging artists and buyers. They will give an overview of their platform, discuss best practices with building an online marketplace for artists, and let you know what they've learned from both artists and buyers during their process. Be sure to bring your questions!



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

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    Erik Culver

    Co-Founder, ArtStartArt

    Erik went to art school at the University of Texas and since graduating with a BFA in 2008, he has worked in marketing, advertising, and consulting and completed his MBA from the University of Texas in 2015. He thoroughly believes in the value of making art and still wishes he could spend all his time in the darkroom and painting studio.

    Website - https://www.artstartart.com/

    Instagram - @ArtStartArt

    Alok Marwaha

    Co-Founder, ArtStartArt

    Alok studied engineering at Georgia Tech, then completed his MBA from the University of Texas in 2015. He is interested in the intersection of art and technology, and relishes the opportunity to use the right side of his brain. At ArtStartArt, he is excited about the social enterprise aspect and hopes that it will be successful in strengthening art communities across the US.

    Website - https://www.artstartart.com/

    Instagram - @ArtStartArt

  • Earth Day 2019: Restored Spaces

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 04/22/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    How do the arts and environment combine forces to make better communities? Join us this Earth Day (4/22) for a webinar presented by Shari Hersh with Mural Arts Philadelphia, looking at their Restored Spaces Initiative, which uses socially engaged public art as a platform for community-led neighborhood change.

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    April 22, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Restored Spaces Initiative uses socially engaged public art as a platform for community-led neighborhood change. Project sites become a community space and a strategic hub for cooperative thinking, spatial inventiveness, and environmental restoration. Restored Spaces Initiative employs a social justice approach to project design and implementation, centering participants as the experts on the needs of their community and the articulators of project goals and priorities.

    Trash Academy is a “collaboratory” between community members, artists, environmental activists, city leaders and high school students from all across the city that inspires a wellspring of actions around trash issues, and tests and shares the best grassroots solutions that emerge. A special chemistry occurs at the intersection of these diverse partnerships, one that allows for the creation of projects that pointedly address a social issue as experienced by people who are often the most impacted by its challenges.

    Join Restored Spaces Initiative Founder, Shari Hersh, as she shares the environmental justice tenants that inform the initiative’s projects and programs and will lead participants through the strategies developed in the initiative and tactical approaches through a case study on Trash Academy. 

    Participants Will: 

    • Understand the key tenants of environmental justice 
    • Explore how a public art program and project can create strategies and tactics that support environmental justice

    Shari Hersch

    Senior Project Manager/Founder, Restored Spaces

    Shari Hersh is a community artist and organizer. As Senior Project Manager and Founder of the Restored Spaces Initiative at the Mural Arts Program, Hersh researches and develops innovative projects in the public sphere. In partnership with artists, activists, youth and communities, Hersh facilitates a collaborative model of practice that emphasizes art and creativity as essential vehicles for catalyzing dialogue, building relationships and making decisions collectively. Her projects convene communities in collaboration with artists to create palpable positive impacts in neighborhoods and to affirm citizen rights to shape and use the city’s public spaces. Her work addresses the question, ‘How can we reknit social fabric through reshaping our communities, our environment and ourselves?’ Her recent efforts focus on socially engaged projects with youth, community and interdisciplinary collaborations that address issues such as housing, sustainability and access, and right to green spaces. 

    Twitter: @muralarts

    Website: https://www.muralarts.org/

  • Community Engagement: Ensuring the Future of the Arts

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2019

    Audience engagement is NOT community engagement! Do we have your attention? Join us for a webinar on at 3:00PM EDT on April 18 with DougBorwick, CEO of ArtsEngaged, as we look at the differences between audience and community engagement and hear why Community engagement is a critical tool for achieving viability.

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    Nonprofit arts organizations are facing an existential crisis stemming from skyrocketing expenses, rapidly changing demographics, and vastly altered social expectations. Community engagement is a critical tool for achieving, at a minimum, viability. This webinar will address the following content:

    • Definitions: The conflation of audience development, audience engagement, and community engagement continues to be a significant roadblock to growth. They are all valuable but they are all substantially different from each other. It’s vital to understand how each can build an arts organization.
    • Effective Engagement: Once you understand what community engagement is, it is necessary to adhere to basic principles of relationship building to maximize the work’s benefit both to the arts organization and the community.
    • Engagement and Marketing: Community engagement should not be an add-on, optional afterthought for arts organizations. Instead, it provides insights that can (and, arguably, must) make the work of virtually all management functions significantly more productive. We will focus here–briefly given the time constraints–on marketing.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    • Be able to articulate the differences among audience development, audience engagement, and community engagement.
    • Be able to apply principles of effective community engagement to evaluate community engagement projects
    • Be able to use understanding of the principles of effective community engagement to evaluate how community-focused (and therefore effective) arts marketing materials are.



    Doug Borwick

    CEO, ArtsEngaged

    Doug Borwick is author of Engaging Matters, a blog for ArtsJournal, author/editor of Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S. and author of Engage Now! A Guide to Making the Arts Indispensable. One of the country's leading advocates for the arts and community engagement Dr. Borwick has served as keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences across the U.S. and Canada as well as in Australia, Beijing, and Singapore. Notably, he has been featured speaker for statewide arts gatherings in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin as well as for the Canadian Arts Summit in Banff, Alberta. Barry Hessenius, author of Barry’s Blog and former Director of the California Arts Council and former President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, has described him as “the spokesperson for the importance and value of community engagement. [He] provides tools and thinking to improve your organization's operations in this area.”

    Dr. Borwick is past President of the Board of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, an international organization of higher education programs in the field. For three decades he served as Director of the Arts Management and Not-for-Profit Management Programs at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Borwick is CEO of Outfitters4, Inc., providing management services for nonprofits and of ArtsEngaged, offering training and consultation services to artists and arts organizations seeking to more effectively engage with their communities. Dr. Borwick holds the Ph.D. in Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music and is an award-winning member of ASCAP. 

    Twitter: @arts_engaged and @DougBorwick  

    Website: www.artsengaged.com and www. artsjournal.com/engage

  • Reviewing the State of Equitable Investment Policies and Practices in the Local Arts Field

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/10/2019

    In this webinar, learn about both reports, including walking through the working group’s goals and recommendations for field action, discussing the findings from the Local Arts Agency Profile’s 2018 Equitable Investment Module, and talking about future work Americans for the Arts and others are investing in to begin turning research and discussion into action.

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    Each year the United States’ 4,500 local arts agencies (LAAs) collectively invest an estimated $2.8 billion in their local arts and culture ecosystems. This includes an estimated $600 million in direct investment in artists and arts and culture organizations through grants, contracts, and loans. This makes LAAs, collectively, the largest distributor of publicly-derived funds to arts and culture and one of the largest and steadiest underwriters of artists and creative workers in the United States. It is therefore crucial that LAAs employ a strong lens of equity to consider the full scope of their investments. 

    In February, Americans for the Arts released two reports—one a summary of working group findings and one a research report—revolving around how local arts agencies can center cultural equity in their investment strategies (grantmaking, people, space, staff, time). In this webinar, learn about both reports, including walking through the working group’s goals and recommendations for field action, discussing the findings from the Local Arts Agency Profile’s 2018 Equitable Investment Module, and talking about future work Americans for the Arts and others are investing in to begin turning research and discussion into action. If you would like to review the reports in advance, you can find both at the Americans for the Arts Cultural Equity research hub: https://www.americansforthearts.org/about-americans-for-the-arts/cultural-equity/research-reports.

    Participants will:

    • Hear an overview of results from the 2018 Local Arts Agency Profile: Equitable Investment Policies and Practices in the Local Arts Field module
    • Learn about local arts agency field trends for funding and resources
    • Learn about fair and equitable funding and resource distribution 

    Clay Lord

    Vice President of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts

    Clayton Lord is the vice president of local arts advancement for Americans for the Arts, where he oversees advocacy, capacity development and cohort building for local arts administrators and advocates in 5,000 communities across the United States. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Lord served for five years as the director of communications and audience development for Theatre Bay Area. At Americans for the Arts, the local arts advancement department aims to empower, educate, and support local arts leaders, public artists and arts administrators, emerging, mid-career, and executive leaders throughout the arts sector, arts marketers, and artist-activists as they work to be constantly relevant and transformative in the lives of American citizens and communities.

    Lord shepherds the New Community Visions Initiative, a multi-year effort to better understand and support the changing role of the arts and local arts agencies in American communities, and Americans for the Arts’ ongoing initiatives around cultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. He is the chief architect of the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention and the Executive Leadership Forum at Sundance.

    Lord is a prolific writer, thinker, and speaker about the public value of the arts, and has written for ArtsLink, ARTSblog, Theatre Bay Area magazine, Stage DirectionsInDanceThe VoiceArtsJournal, ArtsMarketing.org and others. He has edited and contributed to three books: Counting New Beans: Intrinsic Impact and the Value of the ArtsArts & America: Arts, Culture and the Future of America’s Communities; and To Change the Face & Heart of America: Selected Writings on the Arts and Communities, 1949-1992 and is working on the forthcoming New Community Visions: A Blueprint for 21st Century Arts-Based Community Development, due out in 2017. He holds a B.A. in English and Psychology from Georgetown University, and lives with his husband and daughter in Maryland.                

  • Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Legal Support for Artists

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/29/2019

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for March 2019 will be legal support for artists.

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    Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat

    Legal Support for Artists

    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a monthly series of informal discussions about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these monthly "Coffee Chats" 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. Each month, we will bring you a new topic to support your work with artists. Our topic for March 2019 will be legal support for artists.


    Why exactly do artists need lawyers and legal support? 


    Join Adam Holofcener Esq., Executive Director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, for a discussion on how artists operate as a business and the types of situations they can find themselves in that have legal implications (both good and not so good).  Issues that artists generally encounter first involve copyright, contracts, and business entities. Artists do not need to become lawyers to practice their art in a fiscally/legally sustainable way, but they do need to know enough to know when to ask for help, as well as what resources are available that may be able to provide affordable help. 



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

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  • Taking on Google Analytics

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    Are Google Analytics something that have been on your radar? With tools that allow you to measure things such as your advertising ROI, track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications, Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers. To help you make better sense of Google Analytics, Americans for the Arts has worked with arts marketing experts to design a 3-part series for beginners and experts alike. Join us for one or all of this 3-part series to gain a better understand of what exactly Google Analytics is and how to make better use of its functions.

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    About this Series

    Are Google Analytics something that have been on your radar? With tools that allow you to measure things such as your advertising ROI, track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications, Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers. To help you make better sense of Google Analytics, Americans for the Arts has worked with arts marketing experts to design a 3-part series for beginners and experts alike. Join us for one or all of this 3-part series to gain a better understand of what exactly Google Analytics is and how to make better use of its functions.

    Lesson 1: Getting Started

    February 12, 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT

    Lesson 2: What Am I Looking At?

    March 7, 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT

    Lesson 3: Using Your Data to Make Decisions

    March 26, 2019 @ 3:00pm EDT



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

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  • Google Analytics Session 3: Using Your Data to Make Decisions

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/26/2019

    Before looking at any data, it is important to have your Google Analytics account set up properly. Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, will be joined by special guest Drew McManus to get you started off on the right foot. You’ll learn all of the little details that will enable you to get the most out of Google Analytics.

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     About this Lesson

    March 26, 2019 at 3:00PM EDT

    Ok, so you know how to read your Google Analytics data, but what should you do with it? We’ll delve into how you can use your data to make smarter decisions and turn your website into your most powerful marketing tool. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Tracking digital campaigns
    2. Optimizing landing pages
    3. Creating a data-driven culture


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

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    Ceci Dadisman

    Digital Marketing Manager, FORM

    Ceci is a multi-faceted marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts and nonprofits utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. Currently the Digital Marketing Manager at FORM, she is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods. 

    A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, OPERA America, American Alliance of Museums, Museums and the Web, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. 

    Ceci is passionate about empowering people through marketing and is a contributor at ArtsHacker.com where she regularly shares timely information and step-by-step tutorials. She is also an adjunct lecturer at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. 

    She is on the Arts Midwest Conference Professional Development Committee, the NTEN Conference Session Advisory Committee, is the Immediate Past President and Chapter Founder of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past Chapter Leader and Chapter Founder of the West Palm Beach Chapter of Girl Develop It, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair.  She also serves on the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee. 

    Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.  She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

    WEBSITE: https://theformgroup.com/

    TWITTER: @CeciDadisman

    EMAIL: ceci@theformgroup.com