Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, workshops, webinars and training opportunities for arts administrators, educators and artists in California. To have us include a "Conferences & Workshops" item, please submit information to editor@arts.ca.gov .

 


How to Make a Video for the Non-Profit You Love for Under $50 (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 01-07-2015
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/how-to-make-a-video-2015-1-07-san-francisco-ca

 

 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

register

 

 

This 90 minute workshop is catered to nonprofits interested in using video to supplement their marketing and fundraising campaigns. This class covers basic video production techniques including, content generation, filming, lighting, sound, editing and internet distribution. The class is designed for people with no background in video.

About the presenter: Benjamin Packard runs Retainer Media, a video production company based in Oakland that caters to nonprofits.  Before starting Retainer Media, Benjamin worked at Participant Media on feature length documentaries like The Cove, Food Inc. and Waiting for Superman.



Rights of Publicity for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 01-14-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1797261

 

With Dave Murphy, Esq.

 

This workshop will discuss the challenges creative professionals face due to the current state of the right of publicity law. This will include a brief over view of the law, how it differs for commercial works versus creative works, and its relationship with the First Amendment right to freedom of expression. 

The main focus of the discussion will be practical tips for practitioners in the film, television, web media and video game industries who want to protect their own rights while respecting people's rights to their own image and likeness.

From Year-End Fundraising to Year-Round Engagement
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 01-22-2015
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/From-Year-end-Fundraising-to-Year-round-Engagement
New Webinar!

THU, January 22 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET | 10:00-11:00 am PT | $69 per person

You've completed your year-end fundraising push - now what? You'll be focused on new donor acquisition, but what about your current donors? How can you keep them engaged throughout the year to ensure that they will continue to renew their support?

In this new webinar, nonprofit communications specialist Farra Trompeter will share strategies to get your donors to "fall in love with you" and become loyal supporters. We'll review examples inspired by what other nonprofits are doing, explore ways you can evaluate and improve your donor engagement efforts, and share communications techniques to boost donor retention.

Be sure to join us to learn how to maximize results from your current donor base.

Meet Your Instructor: Farra Trompeter is vice president of Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help organizations reach supporters, build awareness, and raise money. Farra is an expert in helping nonprofits create multichannel campaigns and use social media to connect with donors, activists, and other members of their community.




Workshop Intensives on Digital Fabrication for Artists, Designers and Artisans
Digital Fabrication Residency
Online workshop
Date: 01-24-2015 thru 01-25-2015
Website: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Do you want to have a better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and the workflows that produce physical output of great ideas?

The Digital Fabrication Residency program hosts Workshop Intensives for any artist, designer or creative to enroll in for professional development to learn more about digital fabrication technology and workflows.  Whether you are interested in creating CAD models for project proposals, or are interested in integrating 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital textile printing or digital embroidery into your current body of work, these workshops are an affordable jump-start with us for real time learning online from your studio, kitchen or favorite coffee shop.  We are artists with experience working with artists and designers to take great ideas into real world results. This workshop series is a great opportunity for emerging and established artist, designers and artisans to gain invaluable insights into digital fabrication technology.

Join us online for any of our scheduled 2-day weekend Intensive Workshops. Workshops are limited to 24 participants per workshop and are presented by utilizing online learning technology used in education and industry to create a learning environment that provides a close-up view of working in the software and showcasing the resources critical to the creative process.  In addition to all the material presented on the workshop topic, there is also time for Q&A and engaging with other attendees.

We are currently offering the following Workshop Intensives:

3D Printing

Location: Online
Dates & Times:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Sunday January 25, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Enrollment $275

To learn more and enroll in any of our Workshop Intensives, please visit http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Enrollment in a Workshop Intensive is $275 with special combo enrollment discounts for enrolling in more than one of our Workshop Intensives outlined on the webpage noted above.

A link to the Workshop Intensive is emailed to the participant after enrollment. If you have questions, email us at digitalfabricationresidency@gmail.com.



Education: How to Craft a Law Practice for the Art World
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 01-26-2015 thru 01-28-2015
Website: http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/landingpages/landing/pages/email/index-la-email.html?utm_source=GetResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Aug14_Email_ArtLaw

Taught by Sotheby's Institute of Art faculty, this course is geared to lawyers and art world professionals with legal experience. Lawyers completing this course may receive up to 12 CLE credits.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a pioneer in art law education, in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University, the Getty Leadership Institute, and California Lawyers for the Arts, is launching an intensive three-day course, coupled with a two-day conference, on the practice of law in the international art world. Both the course and the conference are designed primarily for practicing attorneys but open to art world professionals and enthusiasts who wish to enhance their understanding of the regulatory and legal context of art and its markets.

 

 



Introduction to the Immigration Visa Process for Artists and Arts Organizations
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 01-29-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1817658

With Ann Kanter, Esq.

This workshop will provide an introduction to the immigration visa process for artists and arts organizations and answer these fundamental questions:
  • How does the basic immigration system work for visual and performing artists who are foreign nationals?
  • What are the obligations of a sponsoring arts organization and what are the costs and time frames?
  • What are the main temporary visa categories for artists and what is “extraordinary ability” in the arts?
  • What is a “dual intent” visa and what are the steps to apply for permanent residence and U.S. citizenship?
  • Will the executive actions announced recently by the Obama administration open any new avenues for artists?
  • What low-cost resources are available to arts organizations and when is it advisable to consult an immigration attorney?


Conference: The Practice of Law in the International Art World
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 01-30-2015 thru 01-31-2015
Website: http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/landingpages/landing/pages/email/index-la-email.html?utm_source=GetResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Aug14_Email_ArtLaw

This conference, meant for attorneys of all kinds and arts professionals, will explore and debate the crucial legal and business practices of the international art world today. Lawyers completing this course may receive up to 12 CLE credits (1 ethics credit).

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, a pioneer in art law education, in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University, the Getty Leadership Institute, and California Lawyers for the Arts, is launching an intensive three-day course, coupled with a two-day conference, on the practice of law in the international art world. Both the course and the conference are designed primarily for practicing attorneys but open to art world professionals and enthusiasts who wish to enhance their understanding of the regulatory and legal context of art and its markets.

 

 



Destination: Creative Schools, From Blueprint to Action
CREATE CA
Sweet's Ballroom/Oakland School for the Arts
Date: 01-30-2015 thru 01-31-2015
Early Registration: 01-29-2015
Website: https://creativeschools.busyconf.com/bookings/new

Join arts educators and leaders, creative economy business partners, and

parents/community arts advocates in this special convening and experience:

  • Excitement, energy, and engagement around the new California Blueprint for Creative Schools
  • Keynote speakers, workshop sessions, and provocative conversations focused on an education vision with the arts and creativity at its center.
New developments in the field, new collaborative opportunities, and deepened cross-organizational relationships.

Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 03-04-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1809596

 

With Amitai Schwartz, Esq.


Please join CLA as we present Bay Area Attorney and photographer Amitai Schwartz. This workshop will address legal issues in connection with the creation, use, and sale of photographic images, including ownership, reproduction and manipulation, copyright, invasion of privacy, and First Amendment rights. Special attention will be given to internet related issues for photographers.


Presenter: Amitai Schwartz is a lawyer in private practice with over 40 years experience. He previously worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. He is an active photographer and has led this workshop on behalf of CLA since 2006.



How To Prepare & Present Your Small Claims Case
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 03-11-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1808805


With Paul Slavit, Esq.

This program will provide practical information concerning the effective use of small claims court. Attendees will learn about the uses and limitations of small claims court and available resources when preparing to file a claim. The program will provide information helpful in filing the claim, such as: preparing the case, developing a case outline, organizing evidence and demonstrative materials for the court and applying best practices for presenting the case at trial. In addition, the presenter will address important pretrial dispute resolution alternatives.

Presenter:
 
Commissioner Paul Slavit, served as a court commissioner in the San Francisco Superior Court for ten years, and continues to serve on assignment as a retired commissioner in Alameda County. He has more than three years on the bench exclusively as a small claims court commissioner. He will draw on that experience, as well as his 25 years of private law practice, to give a judicial officer’s observations and advice on the most effective methods in small claims cases.


Legal Issues for the Sale and Use of Photography
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 03-11-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1797228

 

With Amitai Schwartz, Esq.


Please join CLA as we present Bay Area Attorney and photographer Amitai Schwartz. This workshop will address legal issues in connection with the creation, use, and sale of photographic images, including ownership, reproduction and manipulation, copyright, invasion of privacy, and First Amendment rights. Special attention will be given to internet related issues for photographers.


Presenter: Amitai Schwartz is a lawyer in private practice with over 40 years experience. He previously worked as a staff attorney at the ACLU of Northern California. He is an active photographer and has led this workshop on behalf of CLA since 2006.



Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 06-16-2015 thru 06-18-2015
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-6-16-18-2015

$595.00
This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills grantseekers need to become effective proposal writers. Attendees will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. The first two days are devoted to proposal writing exercises, peer review exchanges, and creating sample budgets. On the third day, you'll do actual foundation research and participate in a mock proposal review process that will help you understand the proposal from a grantmaker's perspective.

Topics:

  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • How to write and frame the components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Crafting a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project's needs and value
  • Translating your organization's needs into research strategies
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit

 

You will:

  • Refine your project proposal outline
  • Practice writing selected components of the proposal
  • Review a variety of proposal budget formats
  • Research potential funding partners using Foundation Directory Online Professional

Bonuses:

  • Three comprehensive workbooks
  • Online access to course worksheets
  • A copy of The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Ed.,The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals, and After the Grant
  • One month of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional

Outcomes:

  • Understand the proposal's role in the fundraising process
  • Be prepared to create a comprehensive and competitive proposal package for institutional grantmakers
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to write effective proposals for your organization
  • Understand how to use budgeting tools and formats to meet funders' requirements while providing an accurate representation of the full costs of your project
  • Be ready to approach funders with comprehensive information about their grantmaking interests and activities

Intended audiences:

  • Grantseekers who have some fundraising experience and want to hone their foundation proposal writing skills
  • Individuals who want to begin a career as a grant writer
  • Consultants who want to expand their services to include proposal writing and foundation research

Class preparation:

A project outline will be sent to registrants prior to attending the class so they can come prepared with information about their projects. A case study will be included for individuals who are not currently working on a specific project.

Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday, June 18, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Check-in and coffee: 8:30 a.m.

Foundation Center - San Francisco, CA
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA