Live Events

  • Exploring Inclusive Creative Economy Definitions & Concepts Part 2

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/20/2021 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    This session is the second of a two-part webinar to explore foundational concepts and definitions related to what an ‘inclusive creative economy’ means when it comes to talking about economy systems. This program will primarily focus on the term “Solidarity Economy,” and its linkages to other movements towards a more just and inclusive economy, such as “New Economy,” “Just Transition,” “Restorative Economics,” and “Regenerative Economy.” We’ll discuss why these terms and systems are relevant to local arts leaders, offer examples of how they come to life in the work of developing inclusive creative economies, and provide space for discussion and questions.

  • Putting the Local Arts Agency Dashboard to Work for You

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/21/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    As the national service organization for local arts agencies (LAAs), Americans for the Arts conducts annual surveys of the field and makes the data available via its searchable online Local Arts Agency Dashboard. Join this lively session to explore how to put the data to work for you in program development, driving advocacy, improving operations, and how to match it up with other arts data to message your arts story.

  • Using Creative Placemaking to Lay the Groundwork for Lasting Community Change

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Since 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts has supported over 600 creative placemaking projects across the country through the Our Town grant program. In these projects, local governments and cultural organizations partner to find new ways that arts, culture, and design can help drive local change, with an aim to ultimately sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. How do project leaders think about sustaining and scaling project success at the outset? And how do they know they’re succeeding? This panel will feature the perspectives of two unique local creative placemaking projects, in a discussion about how creative placemaking work can help establish new and lasting ways of working toward community goals, with arts and culture in the mix.

  • Creating Technological Access to Public Art Collections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/06/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    As the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into society, many local arts agencies and municipalities looked for ways to continue to engage their audiences through public art. This movement towards access has been building over the 21st century, and the quick evolution to more technology to address access issues was pushed by social distancing and public health requirements. Local arts agencies and public art programs across the country quickly turned to their public art collections to develop socially distant activities to both provide engagement opportunities for their communities and promote public health and safety regulations. The use of technology, such as mapping tools, QR codes and web-based exhibitions came online to help give newly quarantined residents access to these collections in ways that were new and needed. This webinar will dive into ways to leverage different technologies to increase access to your public art collection for during the ongoing pandemic and beyond.

  • 2021 Member Briefings

    Contains 4 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

  • Arts Marketing Coffee Chat Series

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    Grapeseed Media and the National Arts Marketing Project, a program of Americans for the Arts, are excited to bring you a FREE, bi-monthly series of informal discussions about arts marketing. These monthly "Coffee Chats" for Marketing Directors are your opportunity to hear from arts and culture leaders who are marketing the arts in transformative and extraordinary ways to help better inform your practice.