The Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts (Summer 2021)

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Curriculum for this classroom was developed through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For a limited time, this classroom is offered for free. You may be asked for your feedback on elements of this classroom. To preserve the reflection, peer knowledge sharing and discussion element, we ask that you limit registration to no more than 2 staff from the same organization.

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Summary

The Experts’ Guide to Marketing the Arts is a course equipping small and mid-sized arts organizations with the marketing and audience engagement tools to broaden and deepen their relationships with audiences. This classroom is best suited for new arts marketers or seasoned professionals looking to refresh their skills. This is a six-module online course with the goal of supporting art organizations across the country by exploring topics like audience development, digital marketing, and other current marketing trends. 

Classroom requirements:

Upon completion of this classroom, attendees will receive a certificate of completion from Americans for the Arts. Please consider these requirements before registering for the course:

  • Must pass all six quizzes with a 90% or above
  • Must attend at least five of six live discussions

Outline

Module 1: Laying the Foundation

Open Date: June 7

Facilitated Online Discussion: June 16 at 2:00pm ET

Module 1 paints a picture of the overall arts marketing landscape and then asks then you to look inward and begin analyzing your specific audience and circumstances.

Module 2: Take Action

Open Date: June 14

Facilitated online discussion: June 30 at 2:00pm ET

Module 2 allows you to apply the data produced from your analyses to begin compiling tangible resources such as content strategies.

Module 3: Marketing with Digital Media

Open Date: June 28

Facilitated online discussion: July 14 at 2:00pm ET

Module 3 explores what digital tools are available to marketers, tips to maximize their effectiveness, and examples of how digital media has evolved over time.

Module 4: Marketing with Social Media

Open Date: July 12

Facilitated online discussion: July 28 at 2:00pm ET

Module 4 breaks down social media platforms, terminologies, and approaches. You are also introduced to best practices for advertising and activating social media from a supplemental tool to a marketing strategy.

Module 5: Press, Public Relations, and Digital Trends

Open Date: July 26

Facilitated online discussion: August 11 at 2:00pm ET

Module 5 offers a snapshot of PR best practices and alternative technologies used in marketing strategies.

Module 6: Bright Spots

Open Date: August 9

Facilitated online discussion: August 25 at 2:00pm ET

Module 6 presents case studies and guidelines that demonstrate how organizations in the field are strengthening their approaches to marketing and engagement


Due to the generous support of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, this classroom is free for a limited time only. Please limit registration to no more than 2 staff from the same organization

  • Module 6: Bright Spots, Summer 2021

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/25/2021

    Module 6 presents case studies and guidelines that demonstrate how organizations in the field are strengthening their approach(es) to marketing and engagement.

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 6: Bright Spots

    Open Date: August 9, 2021

    Quiz Date: August 24, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: August 25 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 6 presents case studies and guidelines that demonstrate how organizations in the field are strengthening their approach(es) to marketing and engagement.

    • Lesson 1: Audience Diversification
    • Lesson 2: Community Engagement
    • Lesson 3: Physical Space and Customer Service
  • Module 5: Press, Public Relations, and Digital Trends, Summer 2021

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/11/2021

    Module 5 offers a snapshot of PR best practices and alternative technologies used in marketing strategies.

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 5: Marketing with Digital Media

    Open Date: July 26, 2021

    Quiz Date: August 10, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: August 11 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 5 offers a snapshot of PR best practices and alternative technologies used in marketing strategies.

    • Lesson 1: Press and Public Relations
    • Lesson 2: Digital Trends
  • Module 4: Marketing with Social Media & Advertising in the Digital Age, Summer 2021

    Contains 6 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/28/2021

    Module 4 breaks down social media platforms, terminologies, and approaches. You will also be introduced to best practices for advertising and activating social media as a supplemental tool to a marketing strategy.

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 4: Marketing with Digital Media

    Open Date: July 12, 2021

    Quiz Date: July 27, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: July 28 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 4 breaks down social media platforms, terminologies, and approaches. You will also be introduced to best practices for advertising and activating social media as a supplemental tool to a marketing strategy.

    • Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview of Best Practices
    • Lesson 2: Marketing with Social Media Part I - Facebook & Twitter
    • Lesson 3: Marketing with Social Media Part II - Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat
    • Lesson 4: Advertising in the Digital Age
  • Module 3: Marketing with Digital Media, Summer 2021

    Contains 5 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/14/2021

    Module 3 explores what digital tools are available to you as an arts marketer, tips to maximize their effectiveness, and examples of how digital media has evolved with time.

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 3: Marketing with Digital Media

    Open Date: June 28, 2021

    Quiz Date: July 13, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: July 14 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 3 explores what digital tools are available to you as an arts marketer, tips to maximize their effectiveness, and examples of how digital media has evolved with time.

    • Lesson 1: Websites
    • Lesson 2: Emails
    • Lesson 3: Blogs, Podcasts, and Videos
  • Module 2: Taking Action, Summer 2021

    Contains 6 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2021

    ​This module will explore how to apply the data produced from your analyses to begin compiling tangible resources such as content strategies.​

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 2: Taking Action

    Open Date: June 14. 2021

    Quiz Date: June 29, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: June 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 2 will explore how to apply the data produced from your analyses to begin compiling tangible resources such as content strategies.

    • Lesson 1: Setting Marketing Goals and Defining Target Markets
    • Lesson 2: Content Marketing
    • Lesson 3: Distribution and Planning
  • Module 1: Laying the Foundation, Summer 2021

    Contains 8 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/16/2021

    Module 1 examines basic marketing principles and how the field has evolved over time. You are then asked to do an internal examination of their own practices with the development of a marketing pre-plan.

    Experts' Guide to Marketing the Arts

    Module 1: Laying the Foundation

    Open Date: May 28, 2021

    Quiz Date: June 15, 2021

    Facilitated online discussion: June 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST

    Module 1 examines basic marketing principles and how the field has evolved over time. You are then asked to do an internal examination of their own practices with the development of a marketing pre-plan.

    • Lesson 1: Shared Terms
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Where We Are
    • Lesson 3: The Marketing Pre-Plan, Part I
    • Lesson 4: The Pre-Marketing Plan, Part II

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