Live Events

  • Ask An Expert: Managing Requests for Monuments and Memorials

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/30/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    In this live event, participants will have an opportunity to engage with two experts in the field on managing requests for monuments and memorials. From your community, council members or other stakeholders, the requests to memorialize an individual or event can be challenging to navigate. Through this event, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with Barbara Goldstein, who developed the memorials and monuments policy for the City of San Jose, California and C. Ryan Patterson, who manages requests through a donations policy within the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Advancing the Diversity of Your Board

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 10/31/2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Projected changes in the American demographic landscape over the next three decades provide a pivotal context for considering ways that the arts field can recognize and address the need for increased diversity in arts leadership. While the need to build board diversity cannot be ignored, those charged with leading this kind of change may feel uncertain on how they can effectively increase board diversity in their institutions. In this webinar, participants will hear from leaders who have been deeply involved in this work, and who will share their personal successes and challenges. These case studies will guide participants toward practical strategies to increase board diversity within their institutions.

  • Lessons Learned While Creating Systematic Change

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 11/14/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    How does an arts organization utilize a systems-change mindset when evaluating their work? What are the challenges in translating the core values of a project to the core values of an organization? What are the barriers in thinking about systemic change? In this webinar Angela Han from Third Eye Cultural Collaborative will reflect on experiences working with organizations to create systemic change and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusive practices. The session will focus on ArtsBoston’s Audience Lab initiative and will also include observations from John Beck, ArtsBoston’s Deputy Director.

  • Post-Midterm Election Coverage: What it Means for the Arts and What’s Next

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 11/19/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will feature Government Affairs staff to give a recap of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections and what the results could mean for the arts at the federal and state level.

  • Private Sector Network Call

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/05/2018 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The Private Sector Network is open to all AFTA members who are interested in programming related to the intersection of arts and business. Conference calls serve as a way for members to connect regularly, learn about initiatives that engage the private sector and learn from colleagues.

  • Setting Ambitious & Creative Goals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/11/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Women often sell themselves short—what Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In calls the “leadership ambition gap.” In this interactive workshop, we break down why that gap exists, and how women can move past the obstacles to set and achieve more ambitious goals for themselves. This workshop creates a motivating space for workshop participants to investigate what being more ambitious about their career goals would mean for them—and to leverage both their left and right brain in aiming higher. At the same time, they’ll learn to avoid burnout by working smarter not harder and building lasting value for themselves through the investments of their time. Participants will set next-level career goals for themselves and learn practical strategies for achieving them, marshaling the support of others. This session is open to people of all genders, but will focus on some unique challenges women can face.

  • December 2018 Member Briefing

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 12/18/2018 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Join us for this member only briefing!

  • 2018 Member Briefings

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    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