• 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.

  • Navigating Uncertain Futures with Scenario Planning

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2020

    Emerging technologies, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic are just a few of the uncertainties faced by cities and nonprofit organizations as they prepare for the future. Scenario planning is a proven methodology for analyzing and preparing for uncertain futures, that has been used by companies, cities, and organizations. Drawing on my recent book, Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures, this webinar will feature an overview of scenario planning concepts and tools, discuss a framework for implementing scenario planning for nonprofit organization strategic planning, and provide examples of how urban planners use scenarios.

  • ArtsVote: Make Your Vote Count Campaign State by State

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/01/2020

    Americans for the Arts Action Fund launched its ArtsVote ​"Make Your Vote Count” pledge campaign with artwork designed by renowned contemporary artist and Americans for the Arts Artists Committee member Shepard Fairey. Customized Voter Factsheets for every state and U.S. territory provide the latest details and deadlines on vote-by-mail ballots, early voting,​and in-person voting, offering registered voters info on all the new election rules and deadlines created due to COVID-19. Take the pledge to make your vote count today, then download high-resolution images of Shepard Fairey's artwork in either English or Spanish to post on your website and social media platforms with a link to your State's Voter Info Factsheet! All ArtsVote resources available at www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote. You can become a participating partner organization in the ArtsVote campaign by signing up for free.

  • ArtsU Intensive: Achieving Meaningful Engagement with Diverse Audiences

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/30/2020

    ArtsU Intensives are extended deep dive learning sessions of hyper-focused topics. These enriched e-learning sessions are quarterly opportunities for members of the field to interact with, engage and immerse in crucial topics and concepts.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: How Prioritizing Affordable Workspaces Pays Off

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2020

    Join Siobhan Spain of Mainframe Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, to learn about a replicable model for providing safe, accessible, inclusive and sustainable studio options for creative professionals. Hear from Deshara Bohanna and Gretchen Bohling, two of the nonprofit’s 52 entrepreneurs, about how an affordable professional setting and supportive environment stimulated their business growth and community engagement.

  • AAE: Supporting Individual Artists Webinar Series

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    Americans for the Arts is excited to bring you a series of deep dive webinars about supporting individual artists. As part of Americans for the Arts ongoing program, Arts Administrators Essentials: Supporting Individual Artists, these webinars 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. The first part of this series will take a look at supporting artists of specific disciplines, with the second part focusing on programs you may want to consider developing as you work to support individual artists.

  • Reframing Art | Reclaiming Place: Transforming A Liquor Store into an Artspace

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/17/2020

    How can communities activate vacant storefronts using arts and culture? What barriers might they encounter and how can they overcome them? How can arts and culture projects in vacant storefronts fit into wider community economic development strategies? In this engaging workshop, Linda Steele will share her experience bringing a vacant storefront and other spaces to life using arts and culture. She will share challenges, how they came to solutions, and how these efforts contributed to a larger community economic development goals.

  • Supporting Individual Artists: Keep Arts Working - Creating More Than a Message

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2020

    The income of many individual artists has been compromised due to COVID-19. To continue to support local artists, the Arts Council for Long Beach created the Keep Arts Working project. Join us on #ArtsU for our next webinar in the Supporting Individual Artists series on 9/9 to learn about how arts organizations can create meaningful and valuable grassroots connections for artists, businesses, and community.

  • ArtsVote FREE Virtual Event to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Artists and the Arts Community and Policies for the Future

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/27/2020

    Join artists Ben Folds and Annette Bening, President & CEO of Arts Midwest Torrie Allen, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter, and President & CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch for an interactive discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on the arts community and policies for the future. This is not an official event of the RNC but takes place on the closing night of the Republican Convention. For more information, please visit www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote.

  • Because That's Where the Money is: Fully Secured Borrowing for the Arts

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/26/2020

    Fully secured borrowing is our approach to borrowing for nonprofits that has been used for over four decades. It really works. It places control in your hands, not the lender. It is available to all nonprofits. And this includes every art-related nonprofit. In this webinar, you will learn about an approach that is particularly well suited for these COVID-19 times. You will see how you can use this resource as a solid base for all your fundraising and earned revenue strategies. You will discover how to do this for your organization and how to quickly and easily place a firm fiscal foundation under your institution as you move ahead. Through the resources listed on this event page, you will have all the documents that you need to successfully use this approach. While we cannot know the future, we can prepare ourselves to adapt in a way that works