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NCCA Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging
National Center for Creative Aging
online - perpetually available
Date: 09-13-2013 thru 09-13-2014
Website: http://www.creativeaging.org/programs-people/ncca-online-artist-training-arts-and-aging

The NCCA Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Michelson Foundation, and MetLife Foundation, is a free online course for teaching artists interested in learning how to lead lifelong learning programs in the arts that engage older people as creators. This self-guided training offers an introduction to philosophy, key concepts, methods, and current research from the field of arts in aging. It introduces readers to the life story-based methods developed by Susan Perlstein and Elders Share the Arts, as well as several other approaches and techniques, offering an array of exercises and case studies that exemplify the work that is happening in the field today.

The training covers topics such as the aging process, the creative potential of older adults, and how to identify community partners in aging, arts, and health-related services. It also provides information on how to adapt instructional techniques for different populations of older adults, from those who live independently to those who are in long term care and those with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Lastly, it provides guidance on how to plan, implement, and evaluate arts programming for older populations. This training is free and designed for each person to complete it at their own pace. We anticipate it will take 12-15 hours to complete. Visit the training now.

For more resources pertaining to teaching artist training please email kfitzgerald@creativeaging.org



Track 2: Roundtable Discussions on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages
Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 07-29-2014
Website: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=THEG32E&OID=160

Track 2: Roundtable Discussions on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages

For the latest information, please check in here or at: http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/copyrights/index.jsp  and http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce

To ensure that you receive timely updates about upcoming events, please sign up for the USPTO's Copyright Alerts at http://www.uspto.gov/subscribe.

About the Public Roundtables

In the Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper), released on July 31, 2013, in a subsequent request for public comments on October 3, 2013, and in the public meeting held on December 12, 2013, the Internet Policy Task Force stated its intention to hold roundtable discussions on (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes;  (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; and (3) the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of (i) individual file sharers and (ii) secondary liability for large-scale infringement . The purpose of the planned roundtables is to seek additional input from the public in order for the Task Force to have a complete and thorough record upon which to make recommendations. 



Museum Camp
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Santa Cruz, CA
Date: 07-30-2014 thru 08-02-2014
Early Registration: 02-28-2014
Website: http://www.santacruzmah.org/museumcamp2014/apply-now/

A three-day event in which small teams of people will develop creative ways to evaluate the work that diverse organizations are doing to transform communities. Our focus is on social impact in communities, and we will encourage teams to look at complex outcomes–like safety, cohesion, compassion, and identity–that are not commonly covered in standard evaluative practices. This is a learning experience with a heavy focus on actual doing throughout the event. In addition to representatives from Fractured Atlas and MAH, we’ll have “camp counselors” from the United Way, WolfBrown, Harder & Co., Animating Democracy, and more on hand to help attendees navigate the conceptual and practical issues associated with measuring what matters.

If you are interested in attending, you can fill out an application through February 28. Space is extremely limited, so the sooner the better. And don’t forget to mention you’re a Fractured Atlas member!



Storytelling for Nonprofits: Harnessing the Power of Video and Print to Share Your Stories
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 07-30-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Storytelling-for-Nonprofits-Harnessing-the-Power-of-Video-and-Print-to-Share-Your-Stories-July-30

When: July 30, 2014 2:00- 3:30pm ET

Format: Live Webinar

$95.00

Recognizing that “people will forget what you tell them, but never forget how you make them feel,” Storytelling for Nonprofits will explore the unique power of stories, in video and print, to move and inspire an audience. The ability to tell your story is key when it comes to communicating with potential donors and other supporters.

Utilizing interactive exercises and practical tips, you will think through how to communicate more effectively about your nonprofit’s mission and vision for your work. The webinar will be presented by Cara Jones, Emmy Award-winning journalist and founder of Storytellers for Good.

Track 2: Roundtable Discussions on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages
Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force
Berkeley, CA
Date: 07-30-2014
Website: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=THEG32E&OID=160

Track 2: Roundtable Discussions on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages

For the latest information, please check in here or at: http://www.uspto.gov/ip/global/copyrights/index.jsp  and http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce

To ensure that you receive timely updates about upcoming events, please sign up for the USPTO's Copyright Alerts at http://www.uspto.gov/subscribe.

About the Public Roundtables

In the Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper), released on July 31, 2013, in a subsequent request for public comments on October 3, 2013, and in the public meeting held on December 12, 2013, the Internet Policy Task Force stated its intention to hold roundtable discussions on (1) the legal framework for the creation of remixes;  (2) the relevance and scope of the first sale doctrine in the digital environment; and (3) the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of (i) individual file sharers and (ii) secondary liability for large-scale infringement . The purpose of the planned roundtables is to seek additional input from the public in order for the Task Force to have a complete and thorough record upon which to make recommendations. 



Balance: 46th Annual Conference
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Rohert Park, CA
Date: 07-31-2014 thru 08-03-2014
Website: http://www.acso.org/conference

Connect with Your Colleagues at the Annual Conference
ACSO wants to help you stay connected and get the tools you need to be effective in your organization.

We design our three-day Annual Conference around your needs and in response to industry challenges and trends. We try to cover everything while offering fun, music-related social events and networking opportunities. Conference rates are kept as low as possible to provide access to arts organizations of every budget size.

At the Double Tree by Hilton, Sonoma Wine Country

Hosted by the Santa Rosa Symphony



Proposal Writing Workshop
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 08-08-2014

Friday, August 8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

$295.00

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


Bookkeeping Basics for Creatives
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA
Date: 08-11-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-916715

With Ernest F. Howard, CPA

Program Description: 
 
In this program, CPA Ernest Howard will explain basic accounting terms and concepts for the practical life of a creative artist. The class will provide an overview of some key accounting principles as well as a step-by-step guide to the bookkeeping process. Some topics to be covered include the various options for tracking funds, from simple envelope systems to more formal computer programs and the tensions between the desire to minimize taxes and still maintain sufficient income to qualify for loans and other opportunities. Creative artists will leave with a better understanding of how to manage their personal books and finances to ensure their arts business is in order.


Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 09-24-2014 thru 09-26-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-9-24-26-2014

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


CPITS 50th Anniversary Celebration and Writing Symposium
California Poets in the Schools
Petaluma, CA
Date: 10-10-2014 thru 10-12-2014
Website: http://www.cpits.org/events/2014/CalPoetsFinalFlyerOct2014.pdf

California Poets in the Schools holds its annual writing retreat for poet teachers and writers within a festive atmosphere at the beautiful Earthrise retreat center in Petaluma, CA. October 10, LA teacher, Jack Grapes will hold a writing intensive from 1:30-5:30. Saturday, October 11 begins with a keynote speech by past California Poet Laureate, Al Young, followed by many innovative workshops that explore poetry with visual art, movement, and sound. Saturday night hip hop artist, MC Yogi will perform followed by a megathon open reading and dance party. Sunday morning, more workshops offered. Come join and connect with other writer teachers throughout the state.

For more information contact Tina at tina@cpits.org or Terri at terri@thefoxpath.net.

Call 415.221.4201



California Mural Conference and Workshop
John Natsoulas Center of the Arts
Davis, CA
Date: 10-11-2014 thru 10-12-2014
Website: http://www.natsoulas.com/2014/05/18/california-mural-conference-and-workshop/

On Saturday, October 11th at the John Natsoulas Center of the Arts (preliminary schedule), John Pugh will present an overview of his works and professional career following a special powerpoint presentation by John Natsoulas on the murals of Emmy Lou Packard and Friends. Monto Kumagai and the Davis Mural Team will then speak about local works and the Davis Transmedia Art Walk with a tour of UC Davis and the Davis Transmedia Tour after a lecture from a guest speaker Malaquias Montoya. On Sunday, October 12th, there will be a workshop by John Pugh.

Detail on registration: http://www.natsoulas.com/2014/05/18/california-mural-conference-and-workshop/



National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference
Arts Reach
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 10-23-2014 thru 10-25-2014
Early Registration: 07-31-2014
Website: http://www.artsreach.com/los-angeles-conference-2014.php

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California 

Winning in the New World

The new world of rapidly changing demographics and breakthrough technologies requires an obsessive audience and partner focus and a new set of metrics.  This is the conference where you and your team will refine the skills necessary to align your revenue-generating efforts with your patrons’ lifestyles and goals.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest trends and technologies that others are using to gain, retain, and upgrade patrons.

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies, and their effective collaboration is paramount to overall success.

We have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the tuition prices so that it will be easy for you to come as a team.  Register by July 31 and bring a colleague for FREE.  Also, each additional member of your team is only $159.

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately.

Plus, if you can’t attend the entire conference, you can transfer your registration to someone else in your organization for the times when you can’t be there.  

Make sure to register early; space is limited.

Don’t get left behind…to find out how to optimize your strategies and stay ahead of the curve, see the registration page for details.

 

"Please let your constituents know that, because they are part of the California Arts Council, they are entitled to a $130 discount off the registration price to the upcoming National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference in Los Angeles, October 23-25, and that they can bring a colleague for FREE if they register by July 31."




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


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