Announcing our 2016 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.

Coaching for Adaptive Leaders

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

“The most common cause of failure in leadership is produced by treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems", states leadership expert Ronald Heifetz. As leaders, we need to assess challenges in a way that gets at their root cause to ensure we are addressing the right problems and not focused on band-aid solutions.

Engaging And Welcoming People With Disabilities To Our Arts Organizations

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

The arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other's' difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our diversity by categories such as race, age, gender, social-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. More often than not, disability is the 'etc' on the diversity continuum. It's hidden, it's not to be talked about or discussed. Don't look, don't say the wrong thing. But it's OK to say disability. It's OK to ask questions, I'm disabled and I'm here to talk about disability.

Local Arts Agencies & Businesses

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

Business sector support for the arts is integral to the success and longevity of the arts and essential in building communities with a thriving business sector. Though many local arts agencies play multiple roles in their communities as conveners, programmers, and supporters, it's important to make time to foster these important relationships with the business communities.

Virtual Conversation: Community Engagement Resource Exchange (CERE)

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Americans for the Arts and ArtsEngaged will present a series of conversations addressing issues of importance for furthering community engagement work. Hosted by Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Doug Borwick, the events will provide information, address questions and concerns, and offer an opportunity for participants to share success stories and lessons learned from their own experience. The conversations will make use of a virtual meeting platform and opportunities for dialogue will be emphasized.

Virtual Conversation: Emerging Leaders Network

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:00pm

Are you running a Emerging Leader Network? Interested in starting one? Join us for a series of virtual conversations with active or prospective network leads to share network building best practices and troubleshoot common issues. Designed to be a forum for support and information exchange, participants are encouraged to share stories, challenges, successes, and questions.