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 .

 


More Asking, Less Writing (4-Part Webinar Series)
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 10-08-2014 thru 10-29-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/More-Asking-Less-Writing-4-Part-Webinar-Series_2

More Asking, Less Writing (4-Part Webinar Series)

Webinars take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on October 8, 15, 22 and 29.

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

$299.00

With over 100,000 foundation and corporate donors funding nonprofits in the U.S., there are countless opportunities to find and secure grants. The challenge lies in determining the best way to allocate one’s time in identifying new funders, making contact, preparing and submitting proposals, and maintaining ongoing relationships.

To help you meet this challenge, the More Asking, Less Writing series of four webinars lays out a time-efficient approach to the overall grant fundraising effort. While the course is designed as four complementary webinars that work together, each webinar also stands on its own and can be taken individually:

Topics Covered:
  • Setting goals and expectations for grant fundraising this year and looking ahead
  • Identifying the most “fundable” segments of your organization’s operating budget
  • Researching foundations to uncover their motivations and determine the appropriate ask
  • Building base proposals to support your year-long proposal submission process
  • Tailoring proposals to speak directly to individual foundations
  • Mastering the one-page budget to tell the story of your work
  • Making initial contact with foundations
  • Cultivating the relationship to strengthen the partnership and win the next grant
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.



Grantseeking Basics (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-22-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/grantseeking-basics-2014-10-22-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

 Please note:

See other Grantseeking Basics class dates.



Introduction to Finding Funders (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-22-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-2014-10-22-san-francisco-ca

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  PT
Classroom | San Francisco, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

See other Introduction to Finding Funders classes.



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."




Introduction to Finding Funders for Arts Organizations (Free)
Foundation Center
San Rafael, CA
Date: 10-23-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/introduction-to-finding-funders-for-arts-organizations-2014-10-23-san-rafael-ca

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  PT

Classroom | San Rafael, CA
Free

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Learn to find funders for arts nonprofits with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to searching the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional for arts and arts services organizations. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring a few search paths, including grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, and RFPs.



How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 10-27-2014
Website: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/San-Francisco/how-to-apply-to-the-creative-work-fund-2014-10-27

Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  PT
Webinar
Free

Representatives of nonprofit organizations and individual artists interested in learning how to apply to the Creative Work Fund for its 2014-15 cycle are invited to attend this informational session. 

The director of the Creative Work Fund will describe guidelines, the grantmaking process, and respond to questions from potential applicants.

The Creative Work Fund is a grantmaking program that invites San Francisco Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. In 2014, the Fund invites requests from collaborations featuring media artists or traditional artists. (For definitions of these categories, visit www.creativeworkfund.org/grant-guidelines.) Artists and nonprofits in the following 11 counties are eligible: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Grants range in size from $10,000 to $40,000.

REGISTER HERE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH WEBINAR

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. 

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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.

 



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

 



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


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.



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

 

  



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


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.