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 .

 


Fair Use in Filmmaking: Counseling Clients About Using Footage, Music or Art in Film Projects
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-04-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771902

With special access to The GRAMMY Museum
[1.5 hours California MCLE credit available*]

Program Description:
 
Join CLA, UC Irvine Law professor Jack Lerner, and members of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic for a seminar that explores the fair use of music, film, and other artistic works. Although filmmakers license most music, film clips, or art for use in their projects, they can make use of the fair use doctrine more often than they might know. In this program, Professor Lerner will delve into the practical applications of fair use, highlight the DMCA exemptions that allow documentary filmmakers to obtain footage from DVDs and online media, and go through the process of evaluating fair use. Professor Lerner will also examine court cases in which fair use was an issue, and how fair use has become more reliable and predictable over time. Finally, the program will examine issues that arise when counseling clients about these topics.

This seminar is designed for an attorney audience but all members of the community are welcome. The MCLE portion of the evening will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. The GRAMMY Museum exhibitions will be open to registrants starting at 6:00 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, with special thanks to clinic students Nathan Lafontaine and Garry Trinh for their assistance in preparing for and hosting the event. To learn more about the clinic, visit http://law.uci.edu/ipat.

Excellent Practices in Online Fundraising and Engagement (3-Part Webinar Series)
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 11-05-2014 thru 11-19-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Excellent-Practices-in-Online-Fundraising-and-Engagement-3-Part-Webinar-Series

Excellent Practices in Online Fundraising and Engagement (3-Part Webinar Series)
Webinars take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on November 5, 12, and 19.

$239.00

To purchase a single webinar for $95, please select a webinar from the list below.

Gain the knowledge and tools to improve your nonprofit's online presence. Presented by John Kenyon, this webinar series will cover the pillars of an excellent digital strategy: website, e-mail, social media, and mobile. We'll discuss how to manage content, engage your audiences, and measure your success. You'll leave with tactical advice you can apply immediately, as well as important strategic options to consider.

Can't attend one or more of the live webinars? No problem-registration gets you access to all the recordings!

 

You can register for individual webinars or the entire series.

  • Creating an Effective Online Presence for Your Nonprofit, November 5

Learn to build a dynamic and engaging online presence for your organization. We'll show you best practices for creating effective websites, e-mail communications, social media, and mobile strategies.

  • Successful Online Engagement, November 12

This webinar covers tools for listening and engaging with online audiences. You'll learn to engage current audiences and convert strangers into supporters.

  • Measuring Online Success, November 19

This webinar will show you how to define and measure success. We'll discuss which metrics are useful, how to manage the data, and how to interpret it to improve future efforts.

 



The Emerging Latino Majority
Western Arts Alliance
San Antonio, TX
Date: 11-05-2014 thru 11-08-2014
Website: https://waa.ps.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=90ad4777-0078-cc26-da43-0b3868a9f05d

WAA’s renowned biennial retreat, formerly known as the Leadership Institute, is back—rechristened the WAA Institute—and heading south to San Antonio, Texas, the epicenter of a New America. It’s an extraordinary city: historic, young, vibrant, funky, and culturally diverse—San Antonio is as close as you can get to a Mexican city this side of the Rio Grande, and yet distinctly American.

The San Antonio program, November 5-9, 2014, will focus on the biggest demographic shift in American history: The Emerging Latino Majority. This inevitable and accelerating demographic transformation will affect arts and culture, politics, business, and education for decades to come. We have a long way to go before these facts are reflected in our audiences or in our planning, programming, marketing, boards, leadership, staff, and volunteers. The WAA Institute 2014 is a first step.

Register HERE



Unpack the Winning Proposal
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 11-06-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Unpack-the-Winning-Proposal_2
Unpack the Winning Proposal
When: November 6, 2014 2:00- 3:00pm ET
Format: Live Webinar
$69.00

You asked for it! One of the most popular questions we receive at Foundation Center is: How can I access samples of winning grant proposals? In our new webinar, “Unpack the Winning Proposal,” we’ll review excerpts from previously funded proposals to help you learn what it takes to get the grant.

 

 

 

Topics Covered:

 

  • The major components of a foundation grant proposal
  • Proposal sections: statement of need, executive summary, and goals and objectives
  • Key tips on writing a strong proposal
  • Red flags to avoid

Outcomes:

  • An increased understanding of what foundations look for in proposals
  • Tips for crafting a powerful needs statement, goals, objectives, and executive summary
  • Take away a core collection of sample winning proposals

 



Federal Grants Management: 101
Reporting: FFRs, PPRs, and Audits Resource Associates
Online webinar
Date: 11-06-2014
Website: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/542651150

You got the grant! Congratulations! Now what??? Writing a winning grant proposal is just the beginning of a grant-funded program. There are many management and reporting requirements that must be followed in order to maintain your funding and position your project for ongoing financial support.

This hour-long webinar will cover introductory information on best practices in federal grants management including:

  • Pre-Award Notifications and Revisions
  • The Notice of Award
  • Communicating with your Program Officers
  • Programmatic Management: Creating and Executing a Work Plan
  • Fiscal Management: Tracking your Expenses
  • Reporting: FFRs, PPRs, and Audits

Resource Associates' grant writing expert Marissa Berg and Rachel Nawrocki, Executive Director of Resource Associates will share their experiences and expertise managing federal grants. This is an exceptional opportunity to get your questions about grants management answered.



Proposal Writing Workshop
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-07-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Workshop/Proposal-Writing-Workshop-San-Francisco-CA-11-7-2014

Over 39,000 grantseekers have learned what grantmakers have to say about creating a competitive grant proposal by taking the Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Seminar.

Now the Proposal Writing Seminar has been enhanced to give grantseekers hands-on proposal writing experience plus a deeper understanding of the funder’s process. This new Proposal Writing Workshop is based on insights collected from foundation and corporate representatives for the 6th edition of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing.

Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant’s own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider “red flags,” and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors.

Topics

  • The grantseeking process, including the impact of technology
  • Components of a competitive grant proposal
  • Tips from funders to proposal writers
  • The grantmaker’s process and criteria for funding decisions


Evaluating Your Impact
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-10-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Evaluating-Your-Impact/Evaluating-Your-Impact-San-Francisco-CA-11-10-2014

How do you tell the full story of your program’s or organization's achievements? How do you know you are having the positive effect you intend? How can you amplify your impact by using evaluation?

Every program that serves people needs to be evaluated in a meaningful and engaging way. Sound evaluation methods not only prove the value of your program to stakeholders, but also improve the outcomes of your program among those it is intended to serve.

Too often, however, evaluation fails to give us a crisp and clear picture of true impact. It is frequently burdensome, perfunctory, or unwieldy. We tend to measure the wrong things in the wrong ways, making our evaluation inert.

In this workshop, participants will learn critical approaches to evaluation and how to use two practical tools: the Heart Triangle model, which illuminates features of human impact, and the Evaluation Windows model, used to design a balanced and meaningful data-gathering approach.

Topics:

  • Developing leadership capacity among staff through evaluation
  • How to focus on impact and not just output
  • Examples of evaluation techniques and experiences
  • How to mobilize stakeholders to engage and staff to make data-driven program decisions


Protecting Creativity: Collaboration Agreements
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sherman Oaks, CA
Date: 11-12-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771898

With Carol T. Contes, Esq.

People collaborate at all stages of development and production, but writers especially need to know the ins-and-outs of protecting their work product, particularly when they collaborate on the creation of "ideas," writing of scripts and pitching to producers. Learn how the basics of copyright law works when writers don't have collaboration agreements, the benefits of having an agreement in place before starting to work as well as how to approach things "after the fact."

Fundraising Essentials
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-13-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Foundation-Fundraising-Essentials

Are you new to raising money from foundations, or getting back in the game and want a refresher? This introductory workshop gives you the building blocks you need for successful foundation fundraising. Our expert instructors will show you the best strategies for identifying funders, making the first connection, and understanding what foundations are looking for in the nonprofits they support. Learn how to use the authoritative resource Foundation Directory Online Professional to find funders and get insider tips on how to approach foundations with confidence. This class is excellent preparation for our intensive hands-on courses, Foundation Research Master Class and Proposal Writing Workshop.


Topics:

  • Overview of the grantseeking process

  • How nonprofits are supported and where foundations fit

  • Characteristics grantmakers look for in potential grantees

  • How to identify connections between your work and funders’ interests and motivations

  • Effective search strategies using Foundation Directory Online Professional to identify and prioritize potential funders



CAEA Annual State Conference
California Art Education Association
Irvine, CA
Date: 11-13-2014 thru 11-16-2014
Website: http://www.caea-arteducation.org/conference

Art: Power to Innovate
Irvine  November 13-16, 2014   

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Please join us at the 2014 CAEA Conference, the theme of which is “ART – THE POWER TO INNOVATE.” The weekend event will be held November 13-16 at the Hotel Irvine at the Jamboree Center (formally Hyatt Regency) in Irvine, CA. Experience hands-on workshops, dialog, master classes, tours to local museums and the Orange County School of the Arts and field trips such as a hike along the Mission Viejo Oso Creek Trail featuring community-created public art installations. Keynote speakers include film director Steven Hickner of Dream Works Animation, Kevin Staniec, founder of ISM, and Nirvan Mullick, LA based filmmaker, creative consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur. Our Conference Chair, Dru Maurer, has been working hard with her committee to make certain it will be a wonderful experience for all California visual art educators. Be sure to save the date and don't miss this exciting opportunity to explore innovation through art education in the fall. Learn more about all of the offerings by visiting the events and opportunities listed under the Conference Menu.

For further information, contact Conference Chair, Dru Maurer or Conference Manager, Donna Banning.

For information regarding exhibitors, contact Craig Tomlinson.



Trademarks: An Overview of Trademark Protection
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 11-13-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1774325

With Mark Leonard, Esq.

Embarking on a new project? Unsure about whether you have a trademark and what you can do to protect it? Planning on using someone else’s trademark in your art? This workshop will provide an overview of trademarks, including selecting trademarks, how to search for potentially conflicting trademarks, registering and maintaining trademarks, and more. A question and answer session will follow. 




Cracking the Funding Code: Silicon Valley Corporate Giving Trends (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-14-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/cracking-the-funding-code-silicon-valley-corporate-giving-trends-2014-11-14-san-francisco-ca

 

Presented by: Milton D. Speid and Julie A. Hopper, Managers, Corporate Responsibility, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Join us for an insider’s look at corporate philanthropy giving trends in Silicon Valley. Representatives from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Corporate Responsibility department, which manages over 80 corporate philanthropic programs, will provide insights into the following questions:

 

  • What are best practices when it comes to working in partnership with tech companies?

  • What kinds of support do companies provide?

  • Why did my grant proposal get rejected?

  • What are some current trends in the way tech companies are approaching philanthropy?

 



Legal Protections for Fashion Brands & Designs
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-18-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771900

With Dan Nabel, Esq.

Fashion today is omnipresent and hyper-dynamic.  To succeed in the fast-paced fashion industry, insiders should have a basic understanding of the key intellectual property laws that affect both design and brand protection. Join CLA and representatives from the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic for an overview of how intellectual property laws, including trademark, patent and copyright, intersect with the fashion world and what these laws mean for you and your fashion business.


77th Conference on Community Arts Education
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-19-2014 thru 11-22-2014
Early Registration: 08-21-2014
Website: http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Home.aspx

Join 500+ Arts Education Leaders in Los Angeles!

Registration is now open! Register by August 21 and save. Register now.

Our field is united by a shared belief that all people deserve access to quality learning opportunities in the arts throughout their lives. Arts education can be a powerful force for social good and human development and a vital asset in addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Join more than 500 leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide as we explore ways to amplify our impact, increase demand and support for arts education, and transform our communities. The focus of this year’s conference—catalyzing positive change through arts education—has profound implications for all involved—staff, teaching artists, trustees, students, and our partners in other sectors. Through your participation, you’ll gain knowledge, relationships, and inspiration to advance your organization and shape the future.

  



77th Conference on Community Arts Education
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-19-2014 thru 11-22-2014
Early Registration: 08-21-2014
Website: http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Home.aspx

Register for the 2014 Conference for Community Arts Education

Join more than 500 leaders from 300+ organizations nationwide at the 77th annual Conference for Community Arts Education (November 19-22, Los Angeles, CA) as we explore ways to amplify our impact, increase demand and support for arts education, and transform our communities. The focus of this year’s conference—catalyzing positive change through arts education—has profound implications for all involved—staff, teaching artists, trustees, students, and our partners in other sectors. Through your participation, you’ll gain knowledge, relationships, and inspiration to advance your organization and shape the future. Register by August 21 for best rates! Register now.

Early Registration Deadline: August 21

Regular Registration Deadline: September 30

Advance Registration Deadline: October 30

 

  



Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collections Care
California Association of Musuem
San Diego, CA
Date: 11-20-2014
Website: http://www.calmuseums.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventId=86&nodeID=1

Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs.

"Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care"is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications - participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants

INSTRUCTOR

Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Administrators and staff responsible for care of collections in all types of heritage institutions, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grantwriting experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together to develop a project proposal.

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Sagouspe at admin@calmuseums.org.



Recent Developments in the Right of Publicity in Video Games
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA
Date: 12-03-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771894


[1.5 hours California MCLE credit available*]

Manuel Noriega wants to prevent Activision from depicting him as a war criminal. Lindsay Lohan wants a cut of Rock Star Games’ Grand Theft Auto game because of its trashy blonde character. Electronic Arts has canceled all future installments of its NCAA football games. As Justice Kozinski warned in his now-famous dissenting opinion in White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 989 F.2d 1512 (9th Cir. 1993): “Something very dangerous is going on here.” In this MCLE program, USC law professor Dan Nabel will discuss the evolution of the right of publicity in video game cases, including an in-depth look at where the law may be headed.


Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 12-04-2014

With Cristina Lopez

Get your finances and paperwork in order before the New Year and the upcoming tax season!

This basic bookkeeping class will explain and simplify accounting terms for the practical life of a creative artist. The class will help you understand accounting theories and will provide a step-by-step guide to the bookkeeping process. Creative artists will leave with the skills they need to manage their personal books and finances to ensure their arts business is profitable and sustainable. Get your bookkeeping records ready for our "Relax with Tax" tax-prep seminars coming soon in early 2015!

How to Form a Nonprofit Organization in California for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 12-09-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1766292

Join Casey Williams for a discussion about "Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization in California." 

Interested in starting an arts collective, establishing a center to share studio place, or creating an organization to advocate for the arts? Is a nonprofit organization the right way to go? 

Join Casey Williams of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for discussion about starting a nonprofit arts organization in California. 
 
Topics will include: 
  • assessing what structure works best for you
  • incorporating a nonprofit
  • governance issues
  • applying for 501(c)(3) status
  • and more!


Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collections Care
California Association of Musuem
Sacramento, CA
Date: 12-11-2014
Website: http://www.calmuseums.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventId=87&nodeID=1

Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs.

"Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care"is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications - participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants


Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 12-16-2014 thru 12-18-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-12-16-18-2014

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


Music Royalties 101: Monetizing Your Music
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA
Date: 12-17-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771891

with Jesse E. Morris, Esq.

Program:

Royalties are an essential part of the music business, but they are not always easy to navigate. Join California Lawyers for the Arts and attorney Jesse Morris for an introduction to music royalties. Learn the basics about the different types of music royalties, and how they are earned, calculated, and collected. This program will provide a framework for understanding different types of royalties from sources such as CDs, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, FM radio, broadcast TV, theatrical movies, and YouTube.

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.

 

 



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.