Live Events

  • SOUNDING THE ALERT: COVID Advocacy & Messaging Momentum in the Heartland

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/23/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    Omaha, NE sound designer Bill Kirby of BLUEBARN Theatre shares the story of how he and fellow creative industry workers quickly mobilized for the September 1st national #RED Alert/RESTART day of action and got 40 Omaha venues, businesses, and even private residences to light their buildings red as a dramatic call to support the arts. The event played a pivotal role to capture public and legislators’ focus on COVID’s devastating impact on the arts community. Hear how they followed up with strategic messaging and a social media blitz that motivated the arts community and the city to advocate for the RESTART Act and gained three Omaha and Iowa legislators as co-sponsors. Momentum continues with further actions to advocate for the DAWN Act and, with legislators, to devise localized arts advocacy strategies to keep the full range of Omaha’s arts providers alive and well into the future. Pick up tips and share your advocacy and casemaking experiences in this practical exchange!

  • Before You Close: Strategies for Alternative Pathways Forward

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2020 at 3:30 PM (EST)

    The estimated total impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector stands at $13.1 billion and growing, with layoffs, furloughs, and cancelled performances setting the stage for long-term financial impacts. At the same time, the value of the arts has never been greater as we watch creative organizations respond to very real social challenges, raising community conversations and spirits. This webinar speaks to organizations who are facing financial and operational hardships right now, and offers specific solutions to consider, instead of closing their doors completely.

  • Preserving the Legacy of Your Arts Organization During Challenging Times

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/12/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Your arts organization is cultural heritage, learn to preserve it for future generations.

  • Public Art Pulse Check

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/16/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    Americans for the Arts members are invited to be part of Public Art Pulse Check, an interactive program for attendees to dive into timely issues and trends affecting the public art field today. Led by the Public Art Network (PAN) Advisory Council, attendees will learn ways Americans for the Arts are addressing current public art-related issues, and engage with each other to share experiences and knowledge on issues facing local public art programs and practitioners.

  • December 2020 Member Briefing

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.

  • 2020 Member Briefings

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! These calls will take place once a quarter, so mark your calendars to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about by contacting membership at membership@artsusa.org.