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  • 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.

  • Post-Election Impact on the Arts

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/23/2020

    Join the Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund government and political affairs team for an in-depth analysis of the 2020 election impact on the arts at the federal, state, and local level. Find out what this means for the arts during the Congressional Lame Duck session and moving forward into the next Congress in January 2021.

  • Investigating Representation in Public Spaces: Monument Lab's Field Trip Project

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/19/2020

    Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Monument Lab critically engages our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

  • Mapping Monuments: A Monument Lab Project

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/18/2020

    Monument Lab is a public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that works with artists, students, educators, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on participatory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. Monument Lab critically engages our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

  • Resilient Arts Organizations: Adapting to New Realities

    Contains 4 Product(s)

    The Arts & Culture sector is facing an unprecedented crisis with the economic fallout caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a national survey conducted by Americans for the Arts​, financial losses to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are an estimated $14.0 billion, as of October 19, 2020. But we know that Local Arts Agencies, Arts & Cultures Organizations, and Artists are resilient in the face of adversity. This series will address essential topics for arts and culture organizations to consider as they respond to current needs and reimagine for the future.

  • Preserving the Legacy of Your Arts Organization During Challenging Times

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/12/2020

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

  • Before You Close: Strategies for Alternative Pathways Forward

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/10/2020

    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.

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

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/23/2020

    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!

  • October 2020 Member Briefing: Arts Leaders Get Out the Vote

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/20/2020

    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.

  • Public Art Pulse Check

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    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.