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.



Music Publishing in Plain English
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 05-27-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1923941

 

With Jon L. Duman 

Geared toward musicians, songwriters, entertainment attorneys and other aspiring music industry professionals, this introductory workshop covers basic terms and concepts, such as copyright protections & registration, songwriting collaborations, publishing contracts, licensing agreements, and a breakdown of various music publishing income streams and concepts (including mechanical royalties, ASCAP/BMI/SESAC, synchronization deals, digital opportunities and more). A ‘must attend” workshop for anyone interested in how money is made from the commercial exploitation of music!

Girl Power! Women Working in the Music Industry Conference
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Date: 05-30-2015
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-women-working-in-the-music-industry-conference-tickets-15736538410?aff=efbevent


WHO?

Created in 2013 by Fiero Flair founders Kerry & Gian Fiero, who are also adjunct professors at San Francisco State University's Music/Recording Industry Program, Girl Power addresses the specific needs and challenges of women who work, or desire to work in all aspects of the music industry. This year's theme: Profiting from your Network. Build alliances that will further your career!

WHAT?

This informative seminar, divided into four subjects, with 20 female panelists from diverse backgrounds and areas of the industry will address the topics and challenges that women face in establishing, developing, and advancing careers in the music industry.

WHY?

Girl Power is rapidly becoming an epicenter for empowering women with the education, resources, and networking opportunities that are keys to building a professional career in the music industry. This compact conference will help you achieve the following:
  • Gain greater knowledge of today's music industry
  • Explore the many career options available to you
  • Find a role that best suits your skills and personality
  • Develop career success strategies
  • Receive networking tips to build strong relationships
  • Network with other women in music and build alliances
  • Work respectfully and productively with men
  • Learn negotiation strategies and how to be taken seriously
  • Learn the secrets of real empowerment
  • And much more!


Planning for Financial Sustainability
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 06-02-2015
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Smart-Planning-for-Financial-Sustainability/Smart-Planning-for-Financial-Sustainability-SF-06-02-2015
$95.00

Learn how to develop a plan that helps you achieve your fundraising goals!

Fundraising is the lifeline of a nonprofit organization, but it can also be incredibly challenging. You need a plan for your development efforts that describes how you will raise the revenue to achieve your organization's mission. Done right, a fundraising plan can help you define realistic goals and set priorities, anticipate and respond to challenges, and ultimately make your organization more resilient. In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to develop a thoughtful, practical plan that makes it easier for you to raise funds for your cause.



Crafting a Competitive Letter of Inquiry
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 06-03-2015
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Crafting-a-Competitive-Letter-of-Inquiry
When:
June 3, 2015 2:00- 3:00pm ET/11:00am- 12:00pm PT

Format:
Live Webinar

$69.00

 

The ability to write a first-class letter of inquiry is a skill that all proposal writers need in order to remain competitive in today’s funding environment.

More and more, funders are asking for a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the proposal process. The LOI is like a mini-proposal — except you only have one-to-three pages (depending on the funder’s guidelines) to get your message across. The foundation will use your LOI to decide whether your project or program is a good funding fit for them, and only then will they invite you to submit a full proposal. Join us to learn how to overcome the challenges of writing LOIs that are both compelling and concise.

LIVE WEBINAR: Copyright: A Basic Introduction
California Lawyers for the Arts
Online webinar
Date: 06-04-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1940256
LIVE WEBINAR:
Copyright: A Basic Introduction

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Member Price is $10. Non-member price is $20.

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This webinar is a basic introduction to copyright law for the creative arts community.

Topics include:
  • What is copyright?
  • What is -- and is not -- protected by copyright?
  • Who can claim copyright?
  • How long does copyright last?
  • How is copyright protected?
  • What can you do if someone violates your copyright?
  • How can you use someone else's copyright?
  • And much more...!


Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 06-16-2015 thru 06-18-2015
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-CA-6-16-18-2015

$595.00
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

 

You will:

  • Refine your project proposal outline
  • Practice writing selected components of the proposal
  • Review a variety of proposal budget formats
  • Research potential funding partners using Foundation Directory Online Professional

Bonuses:

  • Three comprehensive workbooks
  • Online access to course worksheets
  • A copy of The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Ed.,The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals, and After the Grant
  • One month of complimentary access to Foundation Directory Online Professional

Outcomes:

  • Understand the proposal's role in the fundraising process
  • Be prepared to create a comprehensive and competitive proposal package for institutional grantmakers
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to write effective proposals for your organization
  • Understand how to use budgeting tools and formats to meet funders' requirements while providing an accurate representation of the full costs of your project
  • Be ready to approach funders with comprehensive information about their grantmaking interests and activities

Intended audiences:

  • Grantseekers who have some fundraising experience and want to hone their foundation proposal writing skills
  • Individuals who want to begin a career as a grant writer
  • Consultants who want to expand their services to include proposal writing and foundation research

Class preparation:

A project outline will be sent to registrants prior to attending the class so they can come prepared with information about their projects. A case study will be included for individuals who are not currently working on a specific project.

Tuesday, June 16 - Thursday, June 18, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Check-in and coffee: 8:30 a.m.

Foundation Center - San Francisco, CA
312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

Arts in Corrections: Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 06-16-2015 thru 06-19-2015
Early Registration: 04-20-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1881906
California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association, in collaboration with the University of San Francisco, are presenting a unique national conference:

June 16 to 19, 2015

University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

This conference will provide a robust review of current trends in arts in corrections, including an overview of public policy, funding strategies, evaluation methods, and legislative trends.  Special features include a one-day training program on Tuesday, June 16 with experienced practitioners for artists who are new to the field, opportunities to build out the structure for a national coalition, and a showcase of the arts at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Friday, June 19. 

Keynote speakers include Wayne Kramer, a nationally known rock musician who founded Jail Guitar Doors after being incarcerated at a federal prison, and California Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, Chair, of the Budget Subcommittee on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, and a member of the Senate Education Committee.

Super Early Bird registration by April 20 --  $200 (save $100)
Registration after that date and before June 1 --  $250 (save $50)
Standard Registration after June 1 -- $300

Please indicate your attendance at the San Quentin showcase by registering before April 20.   More detailed information will be requested in a separate email from the San Quentin Prison Arts Project.    

Non-profit arts organizations and local arts agencies can apply to the California Arts Council for a Professional Development grant for one person's conference fees and travel, up to a total of $750.  http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/pdc.php



Arts in Corrections: Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 06-16-2015 thru 06-19-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1881906

California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association, in collaboration with the University of San Francisco, are presenting a unique national conference:

Arts in Corrections:  Opportunities for Justice and Rehabilitation

June 16 to 19, 2015
University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM SCHEDULE (.pdf file)

SEE PROGRAM SCHEDULE BELOW

This conference will provide a robust review of current trends in arts in corrections, including an overview of public policy, funding strategies, evaluation methods, and legislative trends.  Special features include a one-day training program on Tuesday, June 16 with experienced practitioners for artists who are new to the field, opportunities to build out the structure for a national coalition, and a showcase of the arts at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Friday, June 19. 

Keynote speakers include Wayne Kramer, a nationally known rock musician who founded Jail Guitar Doors after being incarcerated at a federal prison, and California Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the California Senate Public Safety Committee, Chair, of the Budget Subcommittee on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary, and a member of the Senate Education Committee.

Super Early Bird registration by April 20 --  $200 (save $100)
Registration after that date and before June 1 --  $250 (save $50)
Standard Registration after June 1 -- $300

LIVE WEBINAR: Trademarks: A Basic Introduction
California Lawyers for the Arts
Online webinar
Date: 06-18-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1940296
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 @ 11 AM

CLA MEMBERS SAVE 50%
JOIN CLA BEFORE REGISTRATION AND SAVE!

Member Price is $10. Non-member price is $20.
 
REGISTER HERE

Members can use their "CLA MEMBER-ONLY DISCOUNT COUPON" which can be located on the CLA website after members sign-in to the website with their email address and password. Enter this coupon code during the payment step to receive your member discount.   
 
This webinar is a basic introduction to trademark law for the creative arts community. 

Topics include:

* What is a trademark?
* What is -- and is not -- protected by a trademark? 
* Who can claim trademark? 
* How long does trademark last? 
* How is a trademark protected?
* What is a trademark search?
* What can you do if someone violates your trademark? 
* How can you use someone else's trademark? 
* And much more...! 

Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to view the webcast.

Send your QUESTIONS to 

lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "Trademark Webinar" in the subject line of your email message)

2015 NALIP Media Summit: Creating Tomorrow Together
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Hollywood, CA
Date: 06-25-2015 thru 06-28-2015
Website: http://www.nalip.org/2015_media_summit?utm_campaign=nl_apr3_15&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nalip
Save $100 on registration when you take advantage of our NALIP Media Summit Early Bird Registration!

The 2015 NALIP Media Summit takes place Thursday, June 25, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. CREATING TOMORROW, TOGETHER celebrates the inclusion of Latinos as one within the general market and the continuous movement to the digital space. Be a part of the discussion, a part of our growing network, and a proactive member of the entertainment industry.



LIVE WEBINAR: Licensing: A Basic Introduction
California Lawyers for the Arts
Online webinar
Date: 06-30-2015
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1940319

Thursday, June 30th, 2015 @ 11 AM

CLA MEMBERS SAVE 50%
JOIN CLA BEFORE REGISTRATION AND SAVE!

Member Price is $10. Non-member price is $20.
 
REGISTER HERE

Members can use their "CLA MEMBER-ONLY DISCOUNT COUPON" which can be located on the CLA website after members sign-in to the website with their email address and password. Enter this coupon code during the payment step to receive your member discount.

This webinar is a basic introduction to licensing for the creative arts community. 

Topics include:
  • What is a license?
  • What is the difference between a Licensor and a Licensee?
  • What are the different interests between licensors and licensees?
  • What are the different kinds of licenses available?
  • Do I need to get a license to use someone else's work?
  • When should I issue a license to let someone use my work?
  • A summary of the basic licensing deal points from both sides
  • And much more!

Once you have registered, we will send you the information you need to view the webinar.

Send your QUESTIONS to 

lris@calawyersforthearts.org (Include "Licensing Webinar" in the subject line of your email message

ACSO 47th Annual Conference
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Long Beach, CA
Date: 08-06-2015 thru 08-08-2015
Website: http://acso.webvanta.com/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.



Community Arts Program; New Applicant Workshops
Zellerback Family Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Date: 09-08-2015
Website: http://zff.org/apply/workshop/?utm_source=May+Artist+Services+2015&utm_campaign=Sept+Opportunities&utm_medium=email

The Zellerbach Family Foundation welcomes community arts grantees and applicants to join us for workshops to review our application process. To attend please complete this RSVP form. You may choose to attend more than one workshop.




Online Convening: Getting the Most from Your Grant
California Arts Council
Online Convening
Date: 09-15-2015
Website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/948870102985088258

Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT

Funding support can be leveraged with many creative strategies to further benefit your organization or project. Learn expert insight from funders and communications pros as they share the best ways to maximize your grant by telling your story, networking, and measuring impact. Target audience: arts and community organizations, and artists.

Presenters include:

• Jamie Bennett, Director, Art Place

• Diem Jones, Executive Director, Voices of Our Nations

• Kevin Kirkpatrick, Senior Executive Vice President, The Metropolitan Group



Online Convening: Self-Promotion for Artists
California Arts Council
Online Convening
Date: 11-03-2015
Website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6599844198800271618

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Attention artists! Here’s your chance to learn about the best techniques for getting your work out into the world. Presenters will explore creative strategies for marketing and self-promotion, with an expanded focus on community partnerships. Target audience: artists.Presenters include:

• Quetzal Flores, Grammy Award-Winning musician and Program Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts

• Jaime Galli, Digital Marketing Manager, SFMOMA