Webinars

Webinars

Announcing our 2015 Webinar Season!

Americans for the Arts is proud to announce the launch of a revitalized webinar program in 2015. 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 30 webinars within six topic areas: Translating Impact, Transforming Models, Amplifying Cultures, Creating Tomorrow, and Building Core Skills.

Current Trends in Public Art 3- Public Art & Arts Education

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The final webinar in the current trends series will explore the cross-section of public art and arts education. This webinar will bring together expert practitioners to examine the intersection of the fields, discuss the shared language and begin to synthesis strategies to work towards shared outcomes. In this webinar you will learn about successful projects and processes for artists, administrators and educators working in this space.

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Local Arts Basics - Technology: What Local Arts Agencies Need To Know Today

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Undeniably, the rise of mobile technology has had a profound impact on communication and how we interact with the world around us. We now expect to be able to access content and services with our mobile devices – anytime, anywhere. What options do LAAs have for meeting constituents’ mobile expectations?  What are the budgetary and human resource costs for these technology solutions? In this webinar we’ll explore these questions and discuss how some local arts agencies are navigating this shift toward mobile.
 

Arts & Economic Prosperity V

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Arts & Economic Prosperity® series of national economic impact studies continues to be the largest and most comprehensive economic impact research conducted on the arts field. We invite you to learn why your community should join the upcoming AEP V study (our fifth national study). Listen as  previous study participants explain the benefits that their community received as a result of their participation, and learn about the additions and improvements we've made to make sure that AEP V is the most effective edition of this study yet.

Arts Deployed: A Practical Guide to Support Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum Part Three - Building a Grassroots Community MilVet Creative Arts Initiative

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Learning how to partner with organizations from different sectors will ensure the success and longevity of your efforts to serve the military and veteran communities in your region through the arts.  The impact of your efforts will create positive change within your community and unite residents across the military and civilian divide.  Part Three of the "Arts Deployed" guide will assist you in gaining funding for sustainability, ways to direct public policy, and where to go for connections in your community, at the local, state, and national levels...

Local Arts Basics –Data Visualization (a how to for local arts agencies)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

What is data visualization all about? How can you tell your story better? This webinar will focus on what is data visualization and successful ways nonprofits are using data visualization to tell their stories.

Business Volunteers for the Arts: Unpacking the Toolkit

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This webinar will focus on the numerous ways Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) program and other volunteer program are focusing on employee engagement, which expands the current understanding of BVA as a skills-based placement program only. We'll hear from leaders who run programs that focus on arts-based training, volunteer fairs, arts incubators, etc. to learn how they are adapting BVA and volunteer programs to reflect the changing needs of arts volunteers and the businesses that encourage them to engage.

Local Arts Basics – Creative Economy (what’s the big idea)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar will focus on what is the creative economy and is there a difference between economic development and the creative economy?

Arts Education & Business

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses. We will focus on partnerships that go beyond "writing checks", and delve into how our participants might approach businesses and encourage them to support and become involved in arts education advocacy and programming.

Public Art: New Models Series 1

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

New Models Series 1 - this is the first of a three part series on new models of public art programming focused on the intersection of the private sector and public art. This series will provide a nationally accessible platform for participants to learn more about different partnerships and ways to engage with private businesses. Participants will have a broader understanding of the different ways to engage with private businesses and be able to connect with and engage with representatives in private businesses and public art practitioners who are working in these new models.

Public Art: New Models Series 2- Public Art & Private Sector

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

New Models Series 2 - this is the second of a three part series on new models of public art programming focused on the intersection of the private sector and public art. This series will provide a nationally accessible platform for participants to learn more about different partnerships and ways to engage with private businesses. Participants will have a broader understanding of the different ways to engage with private businesses and be able to connect with and engage with representatives in private businesses and public art practitioners who are working in these new models.

Arts Education: What you Need to Know

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Each year there are new buzzwords which affect arts education. During National Arts in Education Week, we will gather with thought leaders to unpack these terms, where they came from and their impact on our day to day work in arts education.

Public Art: New Models Series 3

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

New Models Series 3 - this is the final part of a three part series on new models of public art programming focused on the intersection of the private sector and public art. This series will provide a nationally accessible platform for participants to learn more about different partnerships and ways to engage with private businesses. Participants will have a broader understanding of the different ways to engage with private businesses and be able to connect with and engage with representatives in private businesses and public art practitioners who are working in these new models.

Social Justice Funders

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In a follow-up to the 2010 report on arts and social change grantmaking, Trend or Tipping Point, Animating Democracy has undertaken an intensive data analysis reviewing grants made in 2011 that supported work at the intersection of arts and community development, civic engagement, social change, and social justice.

Creating a Destination: Cultural Tourism

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Every year, Americans for the Arts partners with the Destination Marketing Association International on the Arts Destination Marketing Awards. These awards showcase successful examples of ways that local arts agencies and destination marketing organizations are working together developing cultural tourism strategies.  This webinar will focus on the 2015 award winners and their successful projects that use the arts to increase tourism in their communities

Arts Ed Navigator

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem! This tool delivers a six step process containing all of the tools, resources, and know-how to create an arts education movement locally. Join with other leaders to explore the Arts Education Navigator and begin inspiring change!

BCA 10 Businesses in Action

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 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 2015 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.

Planning for Tomorrow: Shifts in Demographics

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

What do you need to know about the changes demographics in the U.S.? This webinar will provide you with new research and information about demographic shifts and  trends and how to incorporate them in your planning