• 2021 Member Briefings

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    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.

  • Arts Marketing Coffee Chat Series

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    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.

  • Exploring Local and State Creative Workforce Recovery Programs

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    As communities begin the process of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic fallout, the creative economies in those communities must be part of the plan—both because there can be no recovery without a strong creative engine, and because millions of creative workers are out of work and ready to do their part. In this webinar, learn about creative workforce initiatives from across the country, including doing deep-dives into three city-based initiatives in Seattle, Santa Monica and Sacramento. Dig into the “how” of funding, structure, timing, and more, and come away with good ideas about how you can encourage your own city or state to utilize relief and recovery funding to put creative workers to work as part of the national, state, and local recovery process.

  • 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/24/2021

    With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, join Randy Cohen, our VP of Research, to discuss the latest updates to the top “10 Reasons to Support the Arts” and get 10 case-making arrows to include in your arts advocacy quiver to convince anyone to support the arts.

  • Exploring Inclusive Creative Economy Definitions & Concepts Part 1

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/19/2021

    This session is the first 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 individuals. This program will focus terms such as “arts worker,” “creative workers,” and “artist,” and explore how using different language in different contexts and communities evokes different responses. The session will offer examples of how they come to life in the real world, and provide space for discussion and questions.

  • American Rescue Plan and the Arts Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/18/2021

    Learn details of arts funding opportunities in the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The webinar will be hosted by Americans for the Arts Chief Counsel and Arts Action Fund Executive Director Nina Ozlu Tunceli with several guest speakers. We will be reserving 45 minutes for Q&A.

  • ArtsU Intensive: Community, Values, and Histories in Public Art

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/04/2021

    As monuments come down around the country and other public artworks replace them, we must grabble with what histories or values are being expressed through public art. Whether reviewing current collections or creating a new artwork, the conversation of whom and what public art represents is a necessary dialogue to have with our community members. This 3-hour intensive workshop will dive into how public art practitioners can work within their organizations to ensure that public art processes center community. This workshop will cover how to identify issues and historical context, ways to discuss sensitive topics within their organizations and with community members, and steps to take to develop an equitable community engagement plan for future public artworks.

  • Identifying Artist Representation in a Public Art Collection

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/02/2021

    One reason public art matters is that it can create a sense of belonging by being reflective of all those who make up a community. Who creates the artworks can be one way to ensure a civic collection is reflective of the community in which it lives. Identifying the demographic makeup of the artists in the collection is the first step to understanding how reflective a public art collection is of the community it serves.

  • Investing in Local Partnerships to Address Community Goals

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2021

    Partnerships can make or break the effectiveness of a community development project. Local arts agencies are uniquely positioned to be a conduit role of the arts in helping address community goals. In this webinar, hear from Cara Goger, Executive Director of the Mariposa County Arts Council on how over the past several years she has built successful partnerships with the local municipal planning agency, an environmental conservancy group and the indigenous community native to Mariposa County. Explore how to cultivate partnerships that lead to the inclusion of arts and culture within land management strategies that may utilize traditional practices.

  • NEA Grants: The Programs, The Process, and How to Pitch (Feb.2)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/02/2021

    Have a great project that you’re looking for funding to support? A brief overview of NEA funding programs, including the application process and review criteria, will be followed by interactive small group sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to pitch your idea and get specific guidance related to Arts Endowment grant programs from NEA staff.