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.

Public Art Series: The View of Public Art Through the Lens of the Private Sector

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

Americans for the Arts' Public Art Programs and Private Sector Initiatives Department are launching a blog and webinar series to explore the private sector view of the importance of public art. Through this series, we seek to highlight the role public art can play in private sector work and share stories from the private sector for public art professionals to reference as they connect with businesses in their communities.

Webinar Series: Arts Education- What You Need to Know

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:00pm

Every year there are new buzzwords which affect our work. As part of National Arts in Education Week celebrations during the week of September 14-18, we will gather thought leaders to unpack these terms, where they came from, and their impact on our day to day work in arts education.

These daily 20 minute webinars will be released each day at 3:00pm ET for you to view on-demand.

Series: The View of Public Art Through the Lens of the Private Sector2

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

For years the public art and private sectors have developed unique partnerships to enhance communities across the country. With this webinar series and corresponding blog salon to be posted in mid-August on ARTSblog.org we will explore some of these partnerships. Attendees will hear examples of different ways public art has been integrated in the private sector, including two webinars for administrators with examples of successful public art in private development projects and another webinar on funding and commissioning partnerships.

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

Social Justice Funders

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 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.