California Arts Council

State of California

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 .

 


Mentorship Program
California Presenters
Various
Date: 04-10-2015 thru 05-15-2016
Website: http://www.calpresenters.org/mentor-application

California Presenters offers a year-long, intensive one-on-one mentorship program aimed to assist arts presenters of diverse levels of experience in developing skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the field. Now in the fourth year of this program, CP will hand-pair promising emerging or established administrators with well-respected, senior CP members who have demonstrated a personal commitment to advancing the professional development of new leaders in the presenting field.

For detail, see http://www.calpresenters.org/prodev/mentoropps/#mentorprogram

Mentorship Applicant Criteria:

Applicants must be employed by organizations that are members in good standing of California Presenters. There is no age limit or limit on number of years employed as a professional in non-profit arts management. More information on CP membership benefits >>



2015-16 California Presenters Next Gen All California Leadership Diversity Program
California Presenters
Various
Date: 04-10-2015 thru 03-31-2016
Website: http://www.calpresenters.org/prodev/mentoropps/#mentorprogram

Does your group or organization put on performances, concerts, festivals or performing arts events featuring professional artists other than your own? If so, you are a presenter! Are you new to the presenting field, feel isolated in your community or just want to learn more about booking, marketing, development, strategic planning and getting audiences in the door? California Presenters is a statewide coalition of presenters throughout California whose members have many years of experience and want to share it with the next generation.

CP is offering a year-long, intensive one-on-one Next Gen All California Leadership Diversity Program designed to develop the professional capacity of emerging leaders in the presenting field who are working in underserved communities and/or ethnically-specific presenting organizations. This program assists the next generation of arts presenters in developing skills necessary to succeed as leaders in the field, pairing promising applicants with well-respected, senior CP members who have demonstrated a personal commitment to advancing the professional development of new and emerging arts leaders.

NOTE: The Next Gen All California Leadership Diversity Program is open to applicants who are NOT current California Presenters members. CP Members are invited to apply to the CP Mentorship Program (see info below) >>

Next Gen Applicant Criteria:

Applicants must be under 35 years of age, working in underserved California communities and/or ethnically-specific organizations that do at least some presenting of professional performers. You must be employed by or be a volunteer for an organization that is not currently a member of California Presenters.

A presenting organization is defined as a civic, non-profit or community-based organization whose primary mission is the public presentation of creative, cultural and performing arts events featuring artists other than its own. This may include: non-profit organizations, College and University-based presenters, City and County presenting organizations, cultural centers, museums, festivals, independent venues and performing arts centers. There is no minimum on the number of years the applicant has been employed as a professional or served as a volunteer in non-profit arts management or with a community-based presenter.



Learn How to Craft a Competitive Proposal
Foundation Center
Online Convening
Date: 09-22-2015 thru 12-31-2016
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Self-Paced-eLearning/Foundation-Centers-Online-Proposal-Writing-Course?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=training20150922&utm_source=marketing

Self-Paced eLearning

Have you been tasked with writing a grant proposal but don’t know where to start and can’t get away for an in-person class? Foundation Center’s Online Proposal Writing Course lets you learn at your own pace on your computer or mobile device.

Completely online and self-directed, this course puts you in charge of your own learning as you move through 15 lessons covering all aspects of proposal writing. We’ll give you plenty of guidance along the way with examples, worksheets, and templates to get you on your way to writing that proposal. You’ll have three months from the date of purchase to access the course, time you can use to complete the course at your own convenience and at your own pace!

 

$295.00



The Art of Storytelling for Mediators and Lawyers
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 02-10-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2114686
Program:

Storytelling--what it is, why it matters, how to do it—is not a metaphor for legal advocacy. It is legal advocacy itself, and it is not limited to jury trials or court appearances: It relates to every aspect of a lawyer’s work. The practice of law is the business of persuasion, and storytelling is the most effective means of persuading. But just recognizing the centrality of storytelling to the legal profession is not enough. Lawyers should also study the basic structure and elements that apply to stories, how they work and why, as well as the principles that have guided great storytellers for thousands of years. This presentation shows how to convey legal information in a cogent, persuasive way to the client who needs the help, to opposing counsel, and to the decision-maker who has the final say.

Presenters:

Jonathan Shapiro has spent the last 15 years writing and producing some of television’s most iconic shows, including The Blacklist, The Practice, Life and Boston Legal. An Emmy, Peabody, and Humanitas Awards winner, he and David E. Kelley are the creators and executive producers of Trial, a legal thriller set to air on Amazon in 2016. In addition to his work in television, he is also the author of two recent books: the memoir “Liars, Lawyers, and the Art of Storytelling" (ABA Publishing) and the novel “Deadly Force” (Ankerwycke Press). For the last two years, he was Of Counsel for litigation at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm. Prior to writing for television, Jonathan spent a decade as a federal prosecutor and as an adjunct law professor at Loyola Law School and the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. He is a member and the former chairman of the California Commission on Government Economy and Efficiency, as well as the founder and director of the Public Counsel Emergency for Torture Victims. He is a graduate of Harvard University, a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford University, and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Steven G. Mehta is an attorney and mediator providing unique mediation services in a variety of types of civil litigation. His ability to understand the human process and complex emotional issues involved in legal negotiations enables him to effectively assist the parties in obtaining the best possible results during mediation.

In addition, his ability to connect with the parties and attorneys in mediation allows him to be a trusted aide in the mediation process. He is well known and respected by both sides as being a fair and neutral mediator who works hard at trying to obtain a resolution.



Introduction to Corporate Giving (Newly Revised & Free))
Foundation Center
Online Webinar
Date: 02-10-2016
Website: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/san-francisco/introduction-to-corporate-giving-2016-2-10-webinar?utm_medium=email&utm_source=regional&utm_campaign=sf2016126

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
Webinar
Free

Register

Live webinars are scheduled at Eastern Time.

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:

  • The different types of corporate giving
  • What motivates corporations to give
  • How to find potential corporate partners

Prior attendance at Introduction to Finding Grants and Introduction to Proposal Writing is strongly recommended.

 REGISTER HERE

NOTE: When you click on "Register Here" you will be taken to a registration page on Adobe Connect, our webinar platform. Registration will be keyed to your e-mail address, which you will need to enter on the log-in page when joining the webinar on the scheduled day and time.  

If you've never taken a Foundation Center webinar before, click here to see how they work.

See other Introduction to Corporate Giving class dates.

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The Art of the Relationship: Using Contracts and Negotiations Creatively, Strategically, and Artfully
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Online Webinar
Date: 02-17-2016
Website: http://www.acso.org/news-events-detail/2977836-acso-ask-an-expert-webinar-nonprofit?utm_source=Ask+an+Expert+Series+February+17%2C+2016+%231&utm_campaign=Webinar+%232+February+2016&utm_medium=email
The performing arts industry, perhaps more than in any other, is structured around enduring relationships as much as it is on commercially successful deals and opportunities. As such, both artistic and commercial success depends on each party being able to address and assess its needs, issues, and concerns in an open, honest, and positive manner.

The most important tool in accomplishing this is the negotiation and contractual process. Too often, however, negotiations are over-simplified and contracts are either relegated to inapplicable templates or ignored altogether; or, worse, deployed as a vehicle to hide important provisions and requirements within inarticulate and arcane legalese.

Discussion of your Collective Bargaining Agreement, if you have one, will not be included in the Webinar.

 

Brian Taylor Goldstein is a partner in the arts-based law firm Goldstein & Guilliams PLLC and a managing director of the artist and project management company Goldstein Guilliams International, LLC. His work concentrates on representing, counseling, and providing legal and management services to clients in the fields of entertainment and the performing arts on issues including licensing, commissions, collaborations, recording and media projects, production and promotion, for-profit and non-profit formation and practices, and the touring and immigration needs of foreign artists and performers.

In addition to being an Adjunct Professor of Arts Management, Mr. Goldstein is a frequent speaker at national and international arts conferences and writes for the blog Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division hosted by Musical America.

 



Copyright Fundamentals in the Music Industry
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 02-17-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2090314

How do I license music for tv and film? How can my song be used on YouTube? Who in the band owns a song? Join Daniel Schacht of Donahue Gallagher Woods for discussion about copyright law in the music business. Topics will include joint authorship, fair use, copyright registration, copyright termination, royalties, and songwriter and producer agreements.

Presenter:
 
Daniel J. Schacht is an attorney at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP, specializing in intellectual property, technology, and music law. He handles a variety of copyright, trademark, licensing, employment and general business matters for artists such as Carlos Santana, Journey, and Amon Tobin. He currently serves as co-counsel in Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the "Happy Birthday" class action lawsuit described by the New York Times as "a lawsuit for the ages." Before law school, Mr. Schacht worked ten years in the Bay Area music scene as a bassist, sound engineer, studio owner, and producer.


Relax with Tax: The Essentials of Income Tax for Individual Artists of All Disciplines
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 02-18-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2120307

Don't miss this seminar on the essentials of income tax for individual artists of all disciplines. Learn how artists and artists groups can efficiently track income and expense throughout the year and how to correctly file their taxes. Topics will include record keeping, form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedule, deductions, hobby losses, home offices and mor
 
"The Art of Deduction" 30-page workbook (value $19.95) is included with the admission fee.

Jon Martin is a self-employed Certified Public Accountant as well as a licensed attorney (inactive). He graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a degree in Business/Economics. He moved to Sacramento to pursue his law degree at McGeorge School of Law. In his twenty-eight years in accounting Jon’s practice has focused on tax and financial planning for closely held businesses and self-employed individuals in a variety of industries.


Building Strong Board - Development Director Relationships (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 02-18-2016
Website: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/san-francisco/building-strong-board-development-director-relationships-2016-02-18-san-francisco-ca?utm_medium=email&utm_source=regional&utm_campaign=sf2016126

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

Register

How should board members and development directors work together? How can these essential relationships be effective, strong and clear? What are the executive director and board chairs roles? Who steps in when things get bumpy? This panel discussion will explore these and other relevant areas to provide a roadmap with many routes based on real experience and success.

This in-person event will also be broadcast live online. If you want to watch from your own computer/device, go to this page to sign up for viewing instructions.  

Panelists

Moderator: Lisa Hoffman, nonprofit fund and board development consultant



International IP Protection for Your Art and Technology
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2105348

With Louis Wu, Esq.

1.5 Hr. MCLE Credit Available

This workshop provides an overview of international intellectual property (IP) law. You will learn how to protect your art and technology internationally. Topic covered include:

  • the basics of patent and copyright law
  • differences between design patents and utility patents; and
  • international IP systems such the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

We will also discuss Apple v. Samsung as a case study to highlight the economic ramifications of international IP protection.



International IP Protection for Your Art and Technology
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2105348

This workshop provides an overview of international intellectual property (IP) law.  You will learn how to protect your art and technology internationally.  Topic covered include:

  • the basics of patent and copyright law
  • differences between design patents and utility patents; and
  • international IP systems such the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

We will also discuss Apple v. Samsung as a case study to highlight the economic ramifications of international IP protection.

Presenter: Louis Wu, Esq. is a seasoned California patent attorney licensed to represent clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  His educational background includes: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., Materials Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley, Advanced Biosciences Program Northeastern University, M.S., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of San Francisco, J.D. (Doctor of Law)

Starting & Sustaining a New Nonprofit
Center for Nonprofit Management
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 02-24-2016
Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/starting-sustaining-a-new-nonprofit/event-summary-31b7234dad984e229f459792317d801a.aspx?Refid=cnmsocalhome
February 24, 2016
5:30pm - 8:00pm

New nonprofits face a number of planning, financial, and legal challenges from the outset. 

This introductory course will cover both legal and programmatic fundamentals, including best practices for designing successful programs, recruiting an effective board, developing a sustainable fundraising plan, forming a California nonprofit corporation and applying for tax exemption, and complying with ongoing tax and legal requirements. 

Whether you’re looking to start a new nonprofit or take your new organization to the next level, you will walk away with valuable resources, templates, tools, and tips on topics most critical to planning, forming, and growing a nonprofit organization. 

We will cover:
  • Keys to Effective Strategic Planning and Program Development
    • Understanding the Why, the Mission, Goals/Objectives, the Organizational Assessment, and Evaluating Impact
  • Well-Functioning Boards
    • Board requirements, good governance, and roles and responsibilities
  • Resource Development in the Current Economic Environment
    • Creating a comprehensive fundraising plan, and the grant and donor seeking landscape
  • Corporate and Tax Compliance
    • Starting a nonprofit corporation, applying for tax exemption and ongoing compliance. Fiscal Sponsorship as an alternative to starting a new nonprofit organization.
Special Rate: $25

 

 

 

Details

 

 

  • Where

  • Public Counsel
    610 S. Ardmore Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90005
    USA
    213.346.3253

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California: The State of Creativity
CREATE CA and the Fresno County Office of Education
Fresno
Date: 03-03-2016 thru 03-04-2016
Website: http://createca.net/events/
A statewide Summit on arts, education and the economy.

Art of Painting in 21st Century Conference (Free)
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
Davis, CA
Date: 03-12-2016
Website: http://natsoulas.com/event/7th-annual-art-of-painting-in-the-21st-century-conference-reception/

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century is an annual conference, in its seventh year, and is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work is shown. This year’s conference will feature the world renowned painters Richard C. Whitten, Mark Van Proyen, Chester Arnold, Melissa Chandon and Richard Hull.

In an intimate setting, interact with top artists in a way not possible elsewhere. UC Davis, home to artist Roy de Forest, Roland Peterson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson, was instrumental in defining a new direction for a uniquely West Coast style. Nowhere else in the country will the participant be able to interact and discuss the purity of painting in one place. Meet face-to-face with distinguished artists you might only read about; see and hear what makes them the top of their field. No other conference lets the participants discuss and comment on modern painting with such inspired knowledge and insight.

The conference’s goal is to gather artists from varying communities, allowing for open interaction between young students and professionals in the field, fostering the strong tradition of painting and culture in the Northern California region.

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 am Technical workshop by Chester Arnold.
  • 1:00 pm Lecture by Richard Hull
  • 2:15 pm Lecture by Richard Whitten
  • 3:30 pm Panel discussion featuring Melissa Chandon and critic Mark Van Proyen.
  • 7:00pm Artist Reception and Gala

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts
521 First Street, Davis, CA 95618
www.natsoulas.com
530.756.3938
Contact: Nancy Resler
art@natsoulas.com


Arts Education Learning Exchange
California Alliance for Arts Education
San Diego, CA
Date: 03-17-2016 thru 03-18-2016
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-education-learning-exchange-registration-20021220008
This two-day event will bring national focus to two school districts in San Diego County, where arts education has emerged as a priority to improve student success.

SDYS is hosting an El Sistema School Advocacy pre-event workshop which will reveal how SDYS and the Chula Vista Elementary School District have rebuilt its arts education infrastructure and rallied community support.

More info at www.artsedexchange.eventbrite.com.

 



THE MERCH TABLE: LICENSING & MERCHANDISING for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 04-14-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2090317

Join Daniel Schacht of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for a discussion of the essential legal and business concerns that creative artists need to consider when entering into a licensing agreement. This workshop will cover legal questions and common deal points for merchandising agreements for clothing, souvenirs, and the like.

Presenter:

Daniel J. Schacht is an attorney at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP, specializing in intellectual property, technology, and music law. He handles a variety of copyright, trademark, licensing, employment and general business matters for artists such as Carlos Santana, Journey, and Amon Tobin. He currently serves as co-counsel in Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the "Happy Birthday" class action lawsuit described by the New York Times as "a lawsuit for the ages." Before law school, Mr. Schacht worked ten years in the Bay Area music scene as a bassist, sound engineer, studio owner, and producer.



THE MERCH TABLE: LICENSING & MERCHANDISING for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 04-14-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2090317

Join Daniel Schacht of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for a discussion of the essential legal and business concerns that creative artists need to consider when entering into a licensing agreement. This workshop will cover legal questions and common deal points for merchandising agreements for clothing, souvenirs, and the like.

Presenter:

Daniel J. Schacht is an attorney at Donahue Fitzgerald LLP, specializing in intellectual property, technology, and music law. He handles a variety of copyright, trademark, licensing, employment and general business matters for artists such as Carlos Santana, Journey, and Amon Tobin. He currently serves as co-counsel in Good Morning to You Productions Corp. et al. v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the "Happy Birthday" class action lawsuit described by the New York Times as "a lawsuit for the ages." Before law school, Mr. Schacht worked ten years in the Bay Area music scene as a bassist, sound engineer, studio owner, and producer.



The Getty Leadership Institute - Executive Education for Art Museum Leaders
The Getty Leadership Institute
Claremont, CA
Date: 05-09-2016 thru 06-25-2016
Early Registration: 01-11-2016
Website: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/11132.asp

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for the GLI 2016 and NextGen 2016 executive education programs for art museum leaders. Join a dynamic network of 1,500 alumni worldwide. GLI programs are academically rigorous and address current topics in the museum field. Applications are due in January.

GLI 2016 is an intensive management program for leading CEOs, COOs, directors, and senior-level executives who influence policy and effect change, and are in the first two to seven years of their positions. Participants take two weeks of online courses plus two weeks of classroom study and practicum in residency in Claremont, CA. Program Dates: Online from May 9-21; Residency from June 10-25. Apply by January 11, 2016.

NextGen 2016 is a blended learning experience for the field’s emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level staff with three to five years of museum management experience and recognized leadership potential. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of classroom study in residency in Claremont, CA. Program Dates: Online from March 7-12; Residency from March 28-April 2. Apply by January 4, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cgu.edu/gli