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  • Virtual Conversations: #ArtsEdChat - Museum Education

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    Connect with Arts Education experts, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    virtualmeeting.jpgAbout this Virtual Conversation 

    As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. Use #ArtsEdChat and the month's hashtag to follow the conversation.


    Tuesday, June 13th: #MuseumEd

    Museums are spaces of learning for children during and after school. What are the best ways to enhance their learning in the arts and beyond? How do we enact policies of equity to reach every student and those most in need? How do the arts enhance education in an increasingly diverse educational community?  As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. The #ArtsEdChat on Museum Education provides a forum for introductory learning about this long-standing trend. 

    Use #MuseumEd and #ArtsEdchat to follow the conversation.

    Participants will be connected to experts in the field of arts, education and public policy to inform their practice or exploration of the field or work in their community.



    How to Participate

    This virtual conversation will be held on twitter. To participate make sure you have an active twitter account, on the set time either click on the right hand panel link or search #ArtsEdChat on twitter to follow the conversation, and use #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g #MuseumEd) when contributing to the conversation.


    Register to receive a reminder of the event and receive notification of future twitter chats.

    Click the register button on the top right.

    You do not have to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register - you just need to use your existing Americans for the Arts main site login credentials (or create one).


    Twitter Chat Tips

    • Follow the moderator (@JeffMPoulin)
    • Be sure to reply to the original question tweet – it helps the flow of the conversation.
    • Reply using A1 (for Q1, and so on) to help the clarity of the conversation.
    • Include links to subjects you reference (like reports, websites, resources, etc). Be sure to use shortlinks through bit.ly
    • ALWAYS use the hashtags #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g. #MuseumEd)

    Host: Jeff M. Poulin, @JeffMPoulin

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    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states. He has also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.


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    Jeff M Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.


    Twitter Handle: @JeffMPoulin Website: www.americansforthearts.org/artseducation

    Contact Jeff!

  • Social Justice Funders Supporting Arts for Change

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    In recent research on arts and social change grantmaking, Animating Democracy has focused a lens on private funders whose primary purpose is to advance social justice and who are supporting arts and culture as contributors to healthy equitable communities.

    About this Webinar

    In recent research on arts and social change grantmaking, Animating Democracy has focused a lens on private funders whose primary purpose is to advance social justice and who are supporting arts and culture as contributors to healthy equitable communities.

    This webinar highlights three funders' stories and findings from the research. Through grassroots grantmaking, Cleveland's Neighborhood Connections provides hyper-local support for positive community change by activating and empowering residents to propose and implement projects that make a difference in their community. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local arts agency, has invested $245,000 in Neighborhood Connections since 2013 to support more than 160 vibrant arts and cultural programs organized by and for residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland. At the San Francisco Foundation (SFF), a strategic plan put social justice front and center as a guiding value. Hear how SFF's refreshed arts and culture grantmaking considered the full cultural ecosystem to target cultural organizations undergoing great financial challenges through its Artistic Hubs Cohort.

    Presenters:

    Tom O'Brien, Program Director, Neighborhood Connections


    Tere Romo, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, San Francisco Foundation


    Jill Paulsen – Deputy Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture


    Pam Korza, Co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

    Tom O'Brien is the Program Director for Neighborhood Connections, the small grants program of Suite 1300 Services, an affiliate organization of the Cleveland Foundation. Neighborhood Connections funds small, grassroots organizations in the City of Cleveland. In addition to grants, Neighborhood Connections provides training and technical assistance programs, connects neighborhood leaders and neighborhood groups to each other, to organizing campaigns, and to policy discussions to ensure resident voices are included in decision-making throughout the city of Cleveland. Prior to directing Neighborhood Connections, Tom was a community organizer in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood for five years. He worked with neighborhood residents on community building initiatives, issue campaigns, and leadership development. Prior to coming to Cleveland, Tom served on the staff of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest as an Area Director, recruiting, training, and assisting full-time volunteers in Oregon and Washington.


    Tere Romo is the program officer for arts and culture at the San Francisco Foundation. An independent curator and scholar, she recently served as the arts project coordinator at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC). Previously, she was the arts director at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago and resident curator at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, where she organized exhibitions and public programs. She was the program manager for the Organizational Support Program at the California Arts Council, where she developed a Traditional Arts Program and participated in the development of the Multi-Cultural Arts Programs. She has served as reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Alpert Awards, Denver Airport, and Sacramento Public Art Programs. An art historian, she has published essays on Chicana/o art and is the author of “Malaquias Montoya" (2011), an artist monograph within the UCLA CSRC book series “A Ver: Revisioning Art History." She was also the lead curator for “Art Along the Hyphen: the Mexican-American Generation," one of four exhibitions organized within the CSRC's “LA Xicano," a collaborative project within the Getty Foundation's regional initiative called “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980." She holds a Master's degree in art history.


    Pam Korza is co-director with Barbara Schaffer Bacon of Animating Democracy, an Americans for the Arts program. Animating Democracy fosters arts and humanities activity that encourages civic dialogue and engagement on contemporary issues. Supported in its first phase by the Ford Foundation, Animating Democracy advances arts and humanities-based civic engagement through convenings, a website, publications, and services and programs. Pam provided research for and co-wrote the study Animating Democracy: The Artistic Imagination as a Force in Civic Dialogue. Pam partners with Barbara in organizational assessment; planning, program design and evaluation for cultural organizations; state arts agencies; and private foundations. Among their consultancies, they have assisted the New York State Arts Council and the Heinz Endowments Art & Culture program in developing strategic plans and evaluated the New England Foundation for the Arts Building Community through Culture program. For 17 years, Pam worked with the Arts Extension Service (AES). While at AES, she coordinated the National Public Art Policy Project in cooperation with the Visual Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which culminated in the publication Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places, a publication she co-wrote and edited. She directed the Boston based New England Film and Video Festival; coordinated the New England Arts Biennial; co-authored The Arts Festival Work Kit; and was co-editor and contributing writer to Fundamentals of Local Arts Management, also published by AES. As an independent consultant, her consulting and teaching activities have included organizational planning for a children's picture book museum initiated by renowned book artist Eric Carle; assessment of a citywide arts festival and published report commissioned by the Indianapolis Arts Council and the Lilly Endowment; planning with the Maine Arts Commission for expanded artist services; and consultation with individual artists.


    Jill Paulsen – Deputy Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. As deputy director, Jill Paulsen oversees CAC's grantmaking programs and communications efforts, and helps drive organizational strategy. She's committed to building strong relationships with CAC's cultural partners and strives to help connect the work of arts and cultural organizations to the needs of our community. Prior to joining CAC in 2011, Jill was a program officer at the Cleveland Foundation, overseeing a portfolio of nearly $18 million for arts and culture, economic development, education and health/human service organizations. In addition to her experience in public and community foundation philanthropy, Jill served as the first fellow at the George Gund Foundation, Ohio's largest family foundation. Jill was also a grantmaking consultant to the Corporation for National and Community Service (Washington, D.C.) and worked at the Minnesota AIDS Project in her hometown of Minneapolis.


  • Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act

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    Join the Americans for the Arts’ Federal Affairs team as they walk through the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act.

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    Join the Americans for the Arts' Federal Affairs team as they walk through the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act. In this webinar participants will gain a basic understanding of the recently passed education law by U.S. Congress.

    Hashtag: #ESSA ; #ArtsEd

    Presenters:




    Narric W. Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education






    Kate McClanahan, Director of Federal Affairs


  • Public Art 101: Mini-Lesson

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    A quick overview and quiz of public art basics.

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    In this brief and self-paced mini-lesson brush up and test you knowledge on the basics of Public Art administration.

    Explore the following questions:

    • What is Public Art?
    • What are the benefits of Public Art?
    • How is Public Art funded?
    • What is the selection process for Public Art?
    • How do you get Public Art funding in your community?

    This mini-lesson is free to everyone. Just login to the ArtsU site with your Americans for the Arts main site credentials then click register on the top right corner.

  • Arts Leadership Digital Classroom: Coaching for Adaptive Leaders

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    Basic coaching skills to help you become a more Adaptive Leader,

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    This Classroom is Free to all Americans for the Arts Members

    “The most common cause of failure in leadership is produced by treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems", states leadership expert Ronald Heifetz. As leaders, we need to assess challenges in a way that gets at their root cause to ensure we are addressing the right problems and not focused on band-aid solutions.

    Often a clear solution is not evident- this is where leadership gets to be more of an art. Adaptive leaders understand and mobilize people's values, beliefs, and behaviors to get at the root of challenges using extraordinary soft skills.These skills are based on strong emotional intelligence and the genuine interest and ability to develop those around us regardless of what position of authority and responsibility we may find ourselves in.


    Leadership is not a position - you can lead from any position. Whether or not you are a supervisor, you can play a powerful role in transforming your organizational culture into one that embraces coaching and empowers individuals to feel inspired to work to their full potential.


    What you will learn:

    In this self-paced classroom learn basic coaching to build and strengthen your interpersonal soft skills that will help you become a more adaptive leader. Each of the five parts will conclude with a suggestion on how you can continue your learning on the topic with an exercise or recommendation to practice the particular coaching skill with a colleague.


    How to participate:

    The classroom is free to all Americans for the Arts members. Simply log in to the ArtsU site, register through the link at the top right corner, and access the modules through the column on the right hand side.

    At your own pace complete one or all of six 20 minute modules, ask a question using the discussion tab.


    Discussion Tab:

    Have some questions about adaptive leadership? Wondering how exactly you can start coaching in the workplace? Do you have a specific situation you want to inquire about? Have you tried some coaching skills and now have some questions? Post your questions here in the "Discussion Tab" and Ask the Coach!







    Presenter:

    Join Janet McIntyre, a certified professional coach, facilitator, and trainer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector.



    Classroom Outline

    Introduction: What does it take to be an Adaptive Leader?

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What are the qualities of an adaptive leader?
    • What does an adaptive organization look like?
    • How do you distinguish between an adaptive challenge and technical challenge?
    • What are some steps you can take to become a more adaptive leader?


    Coaching Part 1 – What is Coaching?

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • How can coaching help you become a more adaptive leader?
    • What does coaching in the workplace look like?
    • What are its benefits of coaching?
    • What's the difference between coaching, mentoring, consulting, and therapy? When is a good time to use coaching?


    Coaching Part 2 – Listening

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What does it mean to truly be an active listener?
    • What are the different kinds of listening?
    • How can you strengthen your listening skills to help diagnose adaptive challenges?


    Coaching Part 3 – Powerful Questions

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What's the importance of asking good, inquisitive questions?
    • What are some examples of powerful questions?
    • What are some tips to keep in mind when asking questions?


    Coaching Part 4 – Giving Feedback

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What is the role of feedback for adaptive leaders?
    • What are the steps in giving feedback and what are some tips to ensure that your feedback is being received and heard.


    Coaching Part 5 – Leading a Coaching Culture

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What is a coaching culture?
    • How does it fit into an adaptive organization?
    • What must we keep in mind when coaching in the workplace, especially if you are coaching as a supervisor?
    • Integrating coaching into your work and your organization isn't always easy, so what are some considerations to keep in mind?

    Janet McIntyre works with nonprofit organizations and their staff and board members in organizational development and leadership development. She is a certified professional coach, facilitator, and trainer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector.

    Currently she is the Director of Programs and Training at Executive Service Corps of Southern California where she oversees two leadership institutes: Wells Fargo Executive Directors Leadership Institutes and the Developing Development Program in which she also serves as the lead instructor.

    As a certified professional coach, she serves in a few different capacities: as part of Roadmap, a national network of professionals who work with nonprofits focused on social change; as part of CompassPoint's Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color; and as part of the Center for Nonprofit Management's Nonprofit Leadership Development Program and Nonprofit Management Certification Program.


    Her interest in the cross-section of arts/culture and public policy/civic life developed in college when she was writing her senior thesis on federal funding for the arts based on experience and research she collected during her internships at both the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. and the Getty Foundation in Santa Monica, C.A. Upon graduating from Occidental College with a BA in Public Policy, she worked in arts and cultural organizations for over 13 years. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council, and prior to that she was the Director of Development at Classical KUSC Public Radio and worked in various development roles at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl.

    She earned an Executive Master of Leadership from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, and she earned her certification in coaching at the Coaches Training Institute.

    Additional Learning

    • Heifetz, Ronald, Grashow, Alexander, and Marty Linsky. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009.
    • Wilson, Judith, and Michelle Gislason. Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders: Developing People to Achieve Your Mission. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2010.
    • Zander, Benjamin, and Rosalind Stone Zander. Art of Possibility. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
    • Zenger, John H., and Kathleen Stinnett. The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow. New York City: McGraw Hill. 2010.
  • BCA 10 Businesses in Action 2015

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/02/2015

    Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts.

    Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from 2015 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.

    Presenters:

    Jenny Turner Koltnow,

    Autozone, Director of Community Relations and Communications, Customer Satisfaction

    Mary Simmons,

    NV Energy, Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy

  • Arts Ed Navigator

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2015

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem!

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem! This tool delivers a six step process containing all of the tools, resources, and know-how to create an arts education movement locally.

    Access the Arts Ed Navigator here: http://www.americansforthearts.org/navigator

    Please note that this webinar was pre-recorded.

    Presenter:

    Jeff Poulin

    Arts Education Program Coordinator

  • ​Webinar Series: Arts Education: What You Need to Know

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2015

    Each year there are new buzzwords which affect arts education.

    Webinar Series: "Arts Education: What You Need to Know"
    Every year there are new buzzwords which affect our work. As part of National Arts in Education Week celebrations during the week of September 14-18, we will gather thought leaders to unpack these terms, where they came from, and their impact on our day to day work in arts education.

    These daily 20 minute webinars will be released each day at 3:00pm ET for you to view on-demand.

    To continue the conversation, join Jeff Poulin (@JeffMPoulin) and special guests for a twitter-chat from 8:00-9:00pm EST each day of the week by following the specified hashtag.

    The topics include:

    • Monday, September 14: Arts Integration (#ArtsIntegration)
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015: Creative Youth Development (#CYD)
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015: STEAM (#STEAM)
    • Thursday, September 17, 2015: Arts Education Standards (#Standards)
    • Friday, September 18, 2015: Creative Aging (#CreativeAging)

    Be sure to register here for the webinars to receive the direct link, pre-reading materials and details for the follow up twitter-chat!

  • Arts Education & Business

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2015

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses.

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses. We will focus on partnerships that go beyond "writing checks", and delve into how our participants might approach businesses and encourage them to support and become involved in arts education advocacy and programming. We will hear case studies from arts education/business partners to learn how the partnership started, how it has evolved, what the impetus was for the business to support it, and how it has been sustained over time.

  • Video Marketing: How, Why & When?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2015

    When we look at interactions with e-mail or social media the most popular content consumed is video.

    When we look at interactions with e-mail or social media the most popular content consumed is video. In this webinar you'll hear from two different video marketing experts. Caleb Custer, provides the perspective of working "in-house" within arts organizations as a content creator. Michael Miceli, shares the perspective of an "out-sourced" video service that caters to arts organizations. Learn the critical variables to consider when integrating video into your marketing and fundraising campaigns from these complimentary viewpoints.

    Presented by: Caleb Custer, Marketing Strategist; Michael Miceli, Executive Director, Miceli Productions, LLC.