Announcing our 2014 Webinar Season!

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the launch of a revitalized webinar program in 2014. Bearing in mind the skills and expertise that arts organizations and arts administrators need to stay relevant, vigorous, and vital in changing times, we are planning an exciting roster of 25 webinars within five new topic areas: Arts and Community, Embracing Diversity, Reinvention and Sustainability, Supply and Demand, and Building Core Skills (101s).

Arts Education: A Shared Responsibility

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Arts education is a unique model within the United States’ education system, in that arts learning is truly provided by a myriad of stakeholders—certified teachers, parents, afterschool programs, community centers, etc. Sometimes this happens in a well-orchestrated manner. Sometimes these relationships are fraught with strife, such as making a decision to spend money on a certified arts instructor versus a community-based program that would serve more students but on a less frequent basis.

Starter Kit: Public Art in Private Development

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you thinking of instituting a private development policy? Interested in learning more about what has worked for other programs? This 60-minute webinar will cover the basics of how to develop and institute a "public art for private development" requirement in your community. Hear from experts in the field on what to consider, how to recognize when the time is right for implementation, and what resources are available for researching other communities’ polices and ordinances.

Arts Across the Military Continuum: Strategies for Developing Strong Partnerships and Successful Programs

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Arts programming and creative arts therapies in healthcare for service members, veterans and their families are thriving in communities across the country.

Trend and Tipping Point: Funding Landscape for Arts & Social Change

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

What does the landscape of support look like for creative work that seeks to activate civic engagement, community development, and social change?  This webinar shares findings from Animating Democracy’s latest research that adds to the portrait presented in our 2010 report, Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking.

ArtsEd Navigator: 5 easy ways to support arts education locally

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Through a partnership with Vans Custom Culture, Americans for the Arts has produced the "Arts Education Navigator," a series of 5 e-books designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education. Each e-book in the Navigator series covers a specific topic, ensuring arts education supporters are equipped with the knowledge, statistics, and case-making techniques needed to effectively communicate with decision-makers.

2014 Post-Election Analysis on the Arts

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In this webinar, the Government Affairs staff of Americans for the Arts will provide a comprehensive analysis of federal, state, and local election results and ballot initiatives, and what impact those results will have on the future of the arts and arts education.

BCA 10 Businesses in Action

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from 2014 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.