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.

National Cultural District Exchange: A Resource Tool

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

Americans for the Arts is launching the National Cultural District Exchange-a new national tool on cultural districts. This webinar will teach you how to navigate this new tool.

How To Use the Arts Education Advocacy E-Books in Your Community

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

Over the past year, Americans for the Arts, has published a series of e-books about advocacy for arts education.  After reading these resources, be sure to attend these webinars for deep dives into the content, strategies and expertise presented throughout the publications. Learn from experts to apply the theory presented in the books to real world situations, allowing you to make positive changes for arts education in your community immediately!

Input To Action: Using Your Collected Data Effectively

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Input To Action: Using Your Collected Data Effectively
Now more than ever, there are effective and manageable means for measuring audience engagement and marketing reach regularly, giving marketers a sounding board for what is and isn’t working in programming and outreach. But how do we use the data we collect to inform our decisions? What practical steps can be taken to ensure that we’re collecting the data we need and not spreading resources too thin? This webinar will cover the following:

The Arts and….Arts?

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

Arts partnerships are often where you least expect it, though sometimes that ends up being right in front of your nose. We know about the power of connections through things like the Arts and Healthcare, the Arts and Tourism, etc., but what about the Arts and...Arts?

Arts Deployed: A Practical Guide to Support Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum Part One - An Introduction

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Americans for the Arts and the American Legion Auxiliary have joined forces to create a three part guide for starting a dialogue in your community to engage military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers through the arts to facilitate healing and well-being.  In the first webinar, we invite you to learn the many ways the arts can be "deployed" in the community to serve the needs of local military and veteran populations by examples of existing programs at the local, state, and national levels.  We will introduce the partnering agencies and how they are

Current Trends in Public Art 1

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

Discussion Series 1 – This is the first part of a three part discussion series on new topics and trends in the public art field. Participants will hear from experts in the field on current topics that are to get a better understanding of what is happening now. Attendees will also be able to ask questions to further their understanding.

Employee Engagement Menu - Case Studies

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Arts & Business Council of New York has unveiled its Employee Engagement program, but what does that mean? Businesses that want to succeed and be creative are looking for ways to retain employees and inspire creativity, innovation, team-building and more.  Whether it is an individual volunteer opportunity, pro bono consulting, or bringing the arts into the workplace, partnering with arts organizations can offer many valuable benefits to business employees that lead to greater recruitment, retention and innovation.

Social Justice Funders

Wednesday, April 1, 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.

Arts Deployed: A Practical Guide to Support Arts, Health, and Well-Being Across the Military Continuum Part Two - Current Programs, New Possibilities, and Ways to Help

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Programs exist now at the national, state, and local levels and we are here to highlight the ways you can help connect military service members and veterans, their families, and caregivers with the arts.  Explore the opportunities in your region by joining at the national, state, or local levels.  Or we propose that you can start your own grassroots creative arts programming with your own arts and crafts talents by using clay, ceramics, fiber arts (quilting, weaving, needlework), woodworking, dance/movement, drama/theatre, Literary Arts, multidisciplinary, music, and visual arts (

Creative Industries

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

The Creative Industries study provides a research-based approach to measuring the size and scope of the arts industry in relation to the entire national economy. This webinar will detail the newly-released 2015 Creative Industries data. We'll hear from arts administrators and advocacy experts who have used the data effectively in their communities. Participants will learn what messages are most effective with specific audiences including elected officials and the corporate community.

Current Trends in Public Art 2- Social Practice

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Discussion Series 2 – This is the second part of a three part discussion series on new topics and trends in the public art field. Participants will hear from experts in the field on current topics that are to get a better understanding of what is happening now. Attendees will also be able to ask questions to further their understanding.