Engaging your community’s business and philanthropic leaders as arts advocates and advisors is a goal many arts organizations aspire to but don’t always accomplish. Learn by example with a case study from Dan Bowers, President of ArtsBuild in Chattanooga, who recently spearheaded the creation of a community-wide cultural plan with input from local artists and business leaders.
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, April 23, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Accumulation + Action - Public Art Collection Management Digital Classroom Series: How Much - Value and Assessment (3rd of 4)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
The How Much session will examine publicly owned works of art or architecture and their value as assets, images, and worth in the art historical canon. We value our public art as achievement and spectacle, but contemporary society values the new and fresh.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
To capture what you need by know, you need to know what to look for. Indicators are specific changes that can be seen, heard or read to show progress or demonstrate that an outcome is being met. It is useful to identify indicators in order to know what you want to measure and what data to collect. This webinar walks you through the process of devising relevant indicators and identifying practical data collection methods for creative change projects.
Arts Leaders as Community Leaders Digital Classroom Series: Bringing Community Together - Planning & Managing Community Collaboration (4th of 5)
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
This class will discuss community engagement, planning, and consensus building. You will explore theory of change models, community organizing and community planning, all to give you the tools to strategically lead your community.
Arts Across the Military Continuum: Strategies for Developing Strong Partnerships and Successful Programs
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Arts programming and creative arts therapies in healthcare for service members, veterans and their families are thriving in communities across the country.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:59pm to Friday, May 23, 2014 - 2:59pm
How can you create a more dynamic and effective board/commission? Join us for our Board Training Webinar Week. These 45 minute webinars will feature ways to attract and keep young and diverse board members, how to draw board members from the business community and new board evaluation measurements.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
This is the first webinar in a series of three short "Board Training Week" webinars held on concurrent days in one week. To register for the entire series please visit the series registration page.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
This the is second webinar in a series of three short "Board Training Week" webinars held on concurrent days in one week. To register for the entire series please visit the series registration page.
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
This is the third and final webinar in a series of three short "Board Training Week" webinars held on concurrent days in one week. To register for the entire series please visit the series registration page.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Don't leave your creativity at the evaluation door. Story, poetry, mapping, movement... these and more creative expressions are the work of art but can also elicit information and data useful to assessment and evaluation.
Accumulation + Action - Public Art Collection Management Digital Classroom Series: Who - Digital Records, Access, Publicity and Use (4th of 4)
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
Who sees your collection? The Digital Records session will explore the importance and challenges of making and accessing digital information for visibility, tourism, emergency preparedness and civic partnerships.
Arts Leaders as Community Leaders Digital Classroom Series: The Arts Leader’s Practice - Informing, Innovating, and Inspiring Community (5th of 5)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
This class will discuss leadership theory and the unique challenges and opportunities for arts leaders. You will explore leadership practice and development principles to strengthen your leadership capacity and advance your career, staff, organization, and/or community.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
There’s no question that the capabilities and usage of mobile devices continue to rise technology advance. Mobile devices are surpassing desktop computers as the primary tool for accessing the web. That means new and existing audiences are using mobile devices to search for your organization, access information about it, and even purchase tickets. If your arts organization has yet to embrace mobile, you’ll soon be left behind.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
The NEA's Survey of Public Participation provides the largest national population survey of arts participation trends. Learn more about the 2012 findings and how you can use them to engage your own community of arts participants and audience members.