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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



A Focused & Innovative Marketplace
Western Arts Alliance
Seattle, WA
Date: 09-02-2014 thru 09-05-2014
Website: http://www.westarts.org/conference/2014-western-arts-alliance-annual-conference

Western Arts Alliance convenes presenters, artists, and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The conference features 185 exhibits, 170+ performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. WAA's Commons combines exhibit, meeting, and hospitality activities in one compact space. Join our community of dedicated professionals in Seattle for four productive days of artistic exploration, insight, and business.



Crowdfunding: An Overview of Legal and Business Issues
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 09-10-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1739989

with Daniel Riviera, Esq.

The workshop is an overview of the many legal and business issues related to crowdfunding for the creative arts community.

[More details coming soon!]

There will be a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Presenter: Daniel Riviera, Esq. is an entertainment and intellectual property attorney based in San Francisco. He practiced law in Los Angeles before moving to the Bay Area and has extensive experience in all aspects of the motion picture and television industries. Mr. Riviera has represented many writers throughout his legal career.
 
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Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-Part Webinar Series)
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 09-16-2014 thru 09-30-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Sustainable-Funding-Equals-Greater-Impact-4-Part-Webinar-Series

Sustainable Funding Equals Greater Impact (3-Part Webinar Series)
Webinars take place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET on September 16, 23, and 30.

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

$239.00

When your nonprofit is able to generate revenue annually on a consistent basis, you are in a better position to devote more energy to delivering your mission and achieving greater impact. The challenge is in determining which revenue sources are most likely to support your organization over time in a manner that is cost-effective for you. Although it is critical, sustained funding isn't the only element contributing to greater impact. In this three-part webinar series you'll discover additional underlying characteristics of nonprofit sustainability and success.

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

  • Details
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You can register for individual webinars or the entire series.

Planning for Greater Impact: Putting the Pieces Together, September 16
An effective organization determines the right programs, utilizes resources efficiently, and finds the balance between money and mission. How do you get there? In this webinar, we'll look at how to build your organization's capacities to increase your nonprofit's impact and funding over time.


Finding the Formula for Sustained Funding, September 23

This webinar focuses on diversifying your nonprofit's revenue streams and identifying which sources are most likely to provide the greatest support for your work.


Implementing a Sustained Funding Strategy, September 30
This webinar will help you evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different revenue streams and show you how to successfully implement an income strategy.



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


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



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