Artist and Cultural Exchanges are a long-term and proven strategy for improving relations between countries, communities, and their peoples. Local Arts Agencies historically have supported, funded, and developed successful cultural exchange programs - but cultural diplomacy is one side of the global engagement coin. Learn how local arts agencies and their partners are employing economic development strategies such as expanding markets, encouraging trade, and fostering international cultural tourism to build bridges internationally while serving their communities locally.
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).
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
We are launching our first Placemaking and Cultural Districts Webinar Week. Join us for three 45 minute webinars and learn ways that communities are using cultural and arts and entertainment districts arts as tools for community revitalization and placemaking.
More details coming soon.
This series of three short "Placemaking and Cultural Districts" webinars will be held on concurrent days: Wednesday 9/10, Thursday 9/11, and Friday 9/12.
Wednesday, September 17, 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.
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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
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.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Arts education is a unique model within the United State’s 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.
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.
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.