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 .

 


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

 

  



Covered California (Health) Workshops for Artists (Free)
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-24-2014
Website: 415.626.2787

Covered California Workshops for Artists

Need health insurance? Have questions or need help enrolling in a Covered California Health Plan? This workshop will:

  • Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements.
  • Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed.
  • Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with tax credits and federal subsidies.

When: Mondays, November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8, 15 at 11 a.m.

Where: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, Suite 109

Cost: FREE and open to the public



Covered California (Health) Workshops for Artists (Free)
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 12-01-2014
Website: 415.626.2787

Covered California Workshops for Artists

Need health insurance? Have questions or need help enrolling in a Covered California Health Plan? This workshop will:

  • Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements.
  • Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed.
  • Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with tax credits and federal subsidies.

When: Mondays, November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8, 15 at 11 a.m.

Where: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, Suite 109

Cost: FREE and open to the public



Recent Developments in the Right of Publicity in Video Games
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA
Date: 12-03-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771894


[1.5 hours California MCLE credit available*]

Manuel Noriega wants to prevent Activision from depicting him as a war criminal. Lindsay Lohan wants a cut of Rock Star Games’ Grand Theft Auto game because of its trashy blonde character. Electronic Arts has canceled all future installments of its NCAA football games. As Justice Kozinski warned in his now-famous dissenting opinion in White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 989 F.2d 1512 (9th Cir. 1993): “Something very dangerous is going on here.” In this MCLE program, USC law professor Dan Nabel will discuss the evolution of the right of publicity in video game cases, including an in-depth look at where the law may be headed.


How to Evaluate Yourself & Your Book Idea for Success
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 12-03-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1788291

With Nina Amir

Admission price includes a signed book valued at $19.99! 

Nina Amir will autograph copies of your book following the Q&A session.


The average book today sells only about 250 copies a year, 3,000 in its lifetime. Improve your odds of becoming a successful author by producing a business plan for your book before you write a word. As you do, you’ll develop an Author Attitude and learn how to evaluate your ideas and yourself through the same lens used by an acquisitions editor. You also develop a career plan to help you reach your destination: successful authorship.

Learn how to determine if your book is not only a great creative idea but also a marketable product and a viable business venture as you go through the Author Training Process. It’s the foundation for creating books that sell -- to publishers and to readers! This evaluation tool helps you determine if your book is ready to go to market, to be shopped to agents, publishers or reader, and if you are ready to become an author.

This is NOT a session on how to write a book proposal (but you’ll learn a lot about it). This IS a session about how to use the parts of a book proposal as a process to train yourself to see both the creative and business aspects of writing and publishing a book and creating a business plan for a book. This session is appropriate for fiction writers and for nonfiction writers.

(Based on Nina Amir’s new book, The Author Training Manual, Writer’s Digest Books, 2014)

Session takeaways:
  • Learn how to discover if your book idea is marketable.
  • Find out how to decide if you are cut out to write and market a successful bookundefinedif you are an attractive publishing partner or savvy indie publisher.
  • Discover what publishers and readers want.
  • Learn how to produce a successful book.
  • Take the nine steps in the “proposal process.”
  • See through an acquisitions editor’s eyes.
  • Find out why you shouldn’t write your book as soon as you get the idea.
  • Learn how to be the business partner a publisher seeks.
  • See the big picture of your career.
  • Generate ideas for branding yourself and building a business around your book.


Basic Bookkeeping for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 12-04-2014

With Cristina Lopez

Get your finances and paperwork in order before the New Year and the upcoming tax season!

This basic bookkeeping class will explain and simplify accounting terms for the practical life of a creative artist. The class will help you understand accounting theories and will provide a step-by-step guide to the bookkeeping process. Creative artists will leave with the skills they need to manage their personal books and finances to ensure their arts business is profitable and sustainable. Get your bookkeeping records ready for our "Relax with Tax" tax-prep seminars coming soon in early 2015!

Workshop Intensives on Digital Fabrication for Artists, Designers and Artisans
Digital Fabrication Residency
Online workshop
Date: 12-06-2014 thru 12-07-2014
Website: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Do you want to have a better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and the workflows that produce physical output of great ideas?

The Digital Fabrication Residency program hosts Workshop Intensives for any artist, designer or creative to enroll in for professional development to learn more about digital fabrication technology and workflows.  Whether you are interested in creating CAD models for project proposals, or are interested in integrating 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital textile printing or digital embroidery into your current body of work, these workshops are an affordable jump-start with us for real time learning online from your studio, kitchen or favorite coffee shop.  We are artists with experience working with artists and designers to take great ideas into real world results. This workshop series is a great opportunity for emerging and established artist, designers and artisans to gain invaluable insights into digital fabrication technology.

Join us online for any of our scheduled 2-day weekend Intensive Workshops. Workshops are limited to 24 participants per workshop and are presented by utilizing online learning technology used in education and industry to create a learning environment that provides a close-up view of working in the software and showcasing the resources critical to the creative process.  In addition to all the material presented on the workshop topic, there is also time for Q&A and engaging with other attendees.

We are currently offering the following Workshop Intensives:

Tech Workshop

Dates & Times:

Saturday, December 6, 2014
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Sunday, December 7, 2014
5:00 PM- 7:30 PM EST

Enrollment $275

To learn more and enroll in any of our Workshop Intensives, please visit http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Enrollment in a Workshop Intensive is $275 with special combo enrollment discounts for enrolling in more than one of our Workshop Intensives outlined on the webpage noted above.

A link to the Workshop Intensive is emailed to the participant after enrollment. If you have questions, email us at digitalfabricationresidency@gmail.com.



Workshop Intensives on Digital Fabrication for Artists, Designers and Artisans
Digital Fabrication Residency
Online workshop
Date: 12-06-2014 thru 12-07-2014
Website: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Do you want to have a better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and the workflows that produce physical output of great ideas?

The Digital Fabrication Residency program hosts Workshop Intensives for any artist, designer or creative to enroll in for professional development to learn more about digital fabrication technology and workflows.  Whether you are interested in creating CAD models for project proposals, or are interested in integrating 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital textile printing or digital embroidery into your current body of work, these workshops are an affordable jump-start with us for real time learning online from your studio, kitchen or favorite coffee shop.  We are artists with experience working with artists and designers to take great ideas into real world results. This workshop series is a great opportunity for emerging and established artist, designers and artisans to gain invaluable insights into digital fabrication technology.

Join us online for any of our scheduled 2-day weekend Intensive Workshops. Workshops are limited to 24 participants per workshop and are presented by utilizing online learning technology used in education and industry to create a learning environment that provides a close-up view of working in the software and showcasing the resources critical to the creative process.  In addition to all the material presented on the workshop topic, there is also time for Q&A and engaging with other attendees.

We are currently offering the following Workshop Intensives:

Tech Talk
Dates& Times:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Enrollment $275

To learn more and enroll in any of our Workshop Intensives, please visit http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Enrollment in a Workshop Intensive is $275 with special combo enrollment discounts for enrolling in more than one of our Workshop Intensives outlined on the webpage noted above.

A link to the Workshop Intensive is emailed to the participant after enrollment. If you have questions, email us at digitalfabricationresidency@gmail.com.



Covered California (Health) Workshops for Artists (Free)
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 12-08-2014

Covered California Workshops for Artists

Need health insurance? Have questions or need help enrolling in a Covered California Health Plan? This workshop will:

  • Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements.
  • Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed.
  • Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with tax credits and federal subsidies.

When: Mondays, November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8, 15 at 11 a.m.

Where: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, Suite 109

Cost: FREE and open to the public



How to Form a Nonprofit Organization in California for Creative Artists
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland, CA
Date: 12-09-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1766292

Join Casey Williams for a discussion about "Starting a Nonprofit Arts Organization in California." 

Interested in starting an arts collective, establishing a center to share studio place, or creating an organization to advocate for the arts? Is a nonprofit organization the right way to go? 

Join Casey Williams of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for discussion about starting a nonprofit arts organization in California. 
 
Topics will include: 
  • assessing what structure works best for you
  • incorporating a nonprofit
  • governance issues
  • applying for 501(c)(3) status
  • and more!


Building the Bottom Line: Growing and Diversifying Your Revenue
Foundation Center
Online webinar
Date: 12-09-2014
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Webinars/Building-the-Bottom-Line-Growing-and-Diversifying-Your-Revenue
 When: December 9, 2014 2:00- 3:30pm ET/11:00- 12:30pm PT

Format: Live Webinar

$95.00

Are you looking to grow or diversify your organization's revenue base?
Are you unable to accomplish mission-critical work due to a shortage of funding?
Are you considering developing a new earned-income stream or major fundraising program?

Before you invest precious and limited resources, learn a proven process to plan for revenue growth and creative techniques for identifying new diversified revenue streams. This webinar will give you the tools to identify the best revenue-building opportunities for your organization and grow your overall funding base.

Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collections Care
California Association of Musuem
Sacramento, CA
Date: 12-11-2014
Website: http://www.calmuseums.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventId=87&nodeID=1

Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs.

"Grantwriting for Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care"is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications - participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants


Covered California (Health) Workshops for Artists (Free)
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 12-15-2014
Website: 415.626.2787

Covered California Workshops for Artists

Need health insurance? Have questions or need help enrolling in a Covered California Health Plan? This workshop will:

  • Walk you through your Covered California options and requirements.
  • Provide important information relevant to freelancers and the self-employed.
  • Help you figure out how to get affordable health insurance with tax credits and federal subsidies.

When: Mondays, November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 8, 15 at 11 a.m.

Where: Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, Suite 109

Cost: FREE and open to the public



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


Music Royalties 101: Monetizing Your Music
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica, CA
Date: 12-17-2014
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-1771891

with Jesse E. Morris, Esq.

Program:

Royalties are an essential part of the music business, but they are not always easy to navigate. Join California Lawyers for the Arts and attorney Jesse Morris for an introduction to music royalties. Learn the basics about the different types of music royalties, and how they are earned, calculated, and collected. This program will provide a framework for understanding different types of royalties from sources such as CDs, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, FM radio, broadcast TV, theatrical movies, and YouTube.

Workshop Intensives on Digital Fabrication for Artists, Designers and Artisans
Digital Fabrication Residency
Online workshop
Date: 01-24-2015 thru 01-25-2015
Website: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Do you want to have a better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and the workflows that produce physical output of great ideas?

The Digital Fabrication Residency program hosts Workshop Intensives for any artist, designer or creative to enroll in for professional development to learn more about digital fabrication technology and workflows.  Whether you are interested in creating CAD models for project proposals, or are interested in integrating 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital textile printing or digital embroidery into your current body of work, these workshops are an affordable jump-start with us for real time learning online from your studio, kitchen or favorite coffee shop.  We are artists with experience working with artists and designers to take great ideas into real world results. This workshop series is a great opportunity for emerging and established artist, designers and artisans to gain invaluable insights into digital fabrication technology.

Join us online for any of our scheduled 2-day weekend Intensive Workshops. Workshops are limited to 24 participants per workshop and are presented by utilizing online learning technology used in education and industry to create a learning environment that provides a close-up view of working in the software and showcasing the resources critical to the creative process.  In addition to all the material presented on the workshop topic, there is also time for Q&A and engaging with other attendees.

We are currently offering the following Workshop Intensives:

Digital Embroidery

Location: Online
Dates & Times:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST
Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Enrollment $275

To learn more and enroll in any of our Workshop Intensives, please visit http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Enrollment in a Workshop Intensive is $275 with special combo enrollment discounts for enrolling in more than one of our Workshop Intensives outlined on the webpage noted above.

A link to the Workshop Intensive is emailed to the participant after enrollment. If you have questions, email us at digitalfabricationresidency@gmail.com.



Workshop Intensives on Digital Fabrication for Artists, Designers and Artisans
Digital Fabrication Residency
Online workshop
Date: 01-24-2015 thru 01-25-2015
Website: http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Do you want to have a better understanding of what digital fabrication is about and the workflows that produce physical output of great ideas?

The Digital Fabrication Residency program hosts Workshop Intensives for any artist, designer or creative to enroll in for professional development to learn more about digital fabrication technology and workflows.  Whether you are interested in creating CAD models for project proposals, or are interested in integrating 3D printing, CNC routing, laser cutting, digital textile printing or digital embroidery into your current body of work, these workshops are an affordable jump-start with us for real time learning online from your studio, kitchen or favorite coffee shop.  We are artists with experience working with artists and designers to take great ideas into real world results. This workshop series is a great opportunity for emerging and established artist, designers and artisans to gain invaluable insights into digital fabrication technology.

Join us online for any of our scheduled 2-day weekend Intensive Workshops. Workshops are limited to 24 participants per workshop and are presented by utilizing online learning technology used in education and industry to create a learning environment that provides a close-up view of working in the software and showcasing the resources critical to the creative process.  In addition to all the material presented on the workshop topic, there is also time for Q&A and engaging with other attendees.

We are currently offering the following Workshop Intensives:

3D Printing

Location: Online
Dates & Times:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Sunday January 25, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Enrollment $275

To learn more and enroll in any of our Workshop Intensives, please visit http://www.digitalfabricationresidency.com/workshop-intensives/

Enrollment in a Workshop Intensive is $275 with special combo enrollment discounts for enrolling in more than one of our Workshop Intensives outlined on the webpage noted above.

A link to the Workshop Intensive is emailed to the participant after enrollment. If you have questions, email us at digitalfabricationresidency@gmail.com.



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.