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    Member Briefings are our 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.

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    Since its release in 2017, arts and cultural organizations, Local and State Arts agencies, funders, and evaluators have tapped the framework, Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change, to support their grantmaking and evaluation. Animating Democracy presents two webinars that shine light on how funders and evaluators and the artists they support have and can put this tool to work.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/10/2022

    This session offers an overview of ways the Aesthetic Perspectives framework can be activated including defining outcomes and indicators of artistic success, guiding data collection, and communicating findings and lessons learned. While working as an evaluator and researcher at the Los Angeles County Dept. of Arts & Culture, Susannah Laramee Kidd used the framework in a formal evaluation of public art and community engagement at four county parks and libraries. Learn how the Aesthetic Perspectives framework revealed what aesthetic factors were essential in determining project success and influenced social outcomes.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/28/2022

    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.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/19/2022

    This session offers an overview of ways the Aesthetic Perspectives framework can be activated at many points in the cycle of grantmaking. Learn how Kentucky Foundation for Women integrated the framework into its Bridging Divides grant program supporting two-year projects aimed to effect positive social change for women and girls in Kentucky. Committed to collecting evidence of change and participatory evaluation, hear how KFW used the framework to guide grantee evaluation and mid-term and final reporting, as well as a grantee’s experience.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/07/2022

    ​Join your peers for a ​free​ virtual conversation where we will explore tactics for how local arts agencies can create effective and mutually beneficial partnerships with their local chambers of commerce.

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    Designed to bring advocates the latest updates in federal arts policy, compelling up-to-the-minute data, and successful advocacy techniques, the National Arts Action Summit is the best way to prepare yourself to make key asks of your federal elected officials and to learn how to be the best arts advocate you can be.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/18/2022

    This webinar is a part of the 2022 Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection. Carol Tatch and Della Rae, new leaders of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, OR, will offer insights into the strategic journey their organization has taken to accomplish its mission and lead with its Core Values. This journey has led the organization to adopt a shared leadership model that has them serving to direct and lead the external and internal operations, respectively. This session will center their experiences as shared leadership executives and discuss what it means for an organization to intentionally lean in and make this transitional step to focus on equity and be responsive to, meet, and exceed community needs.

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    The Arts & Cultural Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement.

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/10/2022

    Why does the term placemaking even exist when artists have used the arts to facilitate community development for centuries? What does placekeeping mean and how does it relate to social and racial equity? During this four-hour work led by Allentza Michel, founder and creative director of Powerful Pathways and awardee of the 2021 Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design, we will dive into these questions by engaging in a shared popular education learning module.