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 .

 


Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course
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 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



Negotiation: A Basic Introduction
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley
Date: 05-25-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2233561
Negotiation: A Basic Introduction

With Robert Pimm, Esq.

This workshop is a basic introduction to the art of negotiation for the creative arts community. Learn effective negotiation techniques to overcome obstacles and achieve your artistic goals with each collaborator in the artistic process.

Topics include: 
1.   Why negotiate?
2.   How to develop effective negotiation goals:
      (a)  Identifying needs
      (b)  Controlling emotions
      (c)  Getting to "Yes"
3.   The stages of a negotiation:  
      (a)  Preparation
      (b)  Proposal
      (c)  Debate
      (d)  Bargaining
      (e)  Closing  
4.   Resource list, etc.
 
Presenter: 
ROBERT PIMM, Esq. is an attorney and CLA's Chief Learning Officer and Director of Legal Services.


Art World 2016: Bankruptcy, Art Consignment, and Resale Royalty
California Lawyers for the Arts
Santa Monica
Date: 05-26-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2233556
Art World 2016: Bankruptcy, Art Consignment, and Resale Royalty

Program Description: 

Join Bill Turner, owner of William Turner Gallery, and Alexandra Darraby, Esq. of The Art Law Firm, for a discussion on specific and concrete steps artists, collectors and gallery owners can and should use in buy-sell and consignment agreements to ensure transparency, operational efficiency, and legal compliance.  Learn the terms of art consignment, how the resale royalty is calculated and paid, and when to benefit from UCC Article 9 filings. In a world where the government tells its citizens to monitor airports for their own security, this panel has some much simpler and more effective ways to safeguard the art legacy, whether you or your clients are creators, dealers or collectors.

Location:

William Turner Gallery - Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave E-1, Santa Monica, CA

A special exhibition of Ed Moses' work will be on display from 6:15 pm until 7:00 pm



Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop
Marin Shakespeare
Sacramento, CA
Date: 06-06-2016
Website: http://marinshakespeare.org/teacher-training-for-social-justice
Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop

Training Actors, Teaching Artists, and Healers to work with Incarcerated Populations

Since 2003, Marin Shakespeare Company has shared Shakespeare instruction, drama therapy, and autobiographical playmaking with incarcerated populations who experience tremendous personal transformation, positive life choices, group bonding, and creative expression. It is heart-opening and mind-opening work that transforms lives, families and institutions.

This workshop will train theatre artists and healers in prison protocols and drama therapy techniques. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply to volunteer with programs at Folsom women’s Facility (Sacramento) and Solano State Prison (Vacaville).

Sunday, June 5
10 am to 6 pm

Wellspring Women’s Center, 3414 4th Avenue, Sacramento

Cost: $150 (partial scholarships are available, please ask us)

To sign up, email lesley@marinshakespeare.org, phone 415-499-4485, or visit http://marinshakespeare.org/teacher-training-for-social-justice

The workshop will be led by Lynn Baker-Nauman, Lesley Currier and Suraya Keating.



The Business of Making and Distributing an Independent Film
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley
Date: 06-07-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2218317

The Business of Making and Distributing an Independent Film

With Lindsay Spiller, Esq.

This workshop covers the business of making and distributing an Independent film.

Topics covered include:

  • the Development Phase
  • the Production Phase
  • the Post Production Phase
  • the Distribution Phase

The workshop will conclude with a review of useful Film Production Resources.

Presenter: Lindsay Spiller's entertainment law practice focuses on Film/TV, Music and New Media. He has worked with narrative and documentary film-makers with their projects from development through distribution. Mr. Spiller assists clients to form film companies, arrange financing, clear licensing, negotiate talent and distribution contracts, and provides film industry business planning.



How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Arts Business
California Lawyers for the Arts
Pacoima, CA
Date: 06-08-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2195405
How to Form a California Corporation for Your Creative Business
with Corey Carter, Esq.

Program Description: 

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a corporation and an LLC?  How does it affect your business and why does it matter?  Join CLA and attorney Corey Carter to learn some of the fundamental concepts surrounding the formation of a new business entity.  Topics to be covered include an overview of the different types of entities available in California, what the differences among them are, where nonprofits fit in among these, and what are some of the issues to consider when forming a new entity for a creative business.   



7th Annual Literary Workshop: PART-1: A Legal Guide to Book Publishing
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento
Date: 06-13-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2015374

7th Annual Literary Workshop: PART-1: A Legal Guide to Book Publishing

The Legal Guide to Book Publishing workshop covers the primary legal and business issues in modern book publishing. Learn what you need to know about mainstream publishing including current and emerging developments in e-book publishing. Valuable negotiating tips for effective contracts with each party in the book publishing chain will be discussed.



Proposal Writing Boot Camp
Foundation Center
San Francisco
Date: 06-14-2016 thru 06-16-2016
Website: http://marketplace.foundationcenter.org/Training/Proposal-Writing-Bootcamp/Proposal-Writing-Boot-Camp-San-Francisco-6-14-16-2016
  
June 14-16, 2016
San Francisco, CA

$595.00

 

This three-day immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers: using a program/project logic model to craft the proposal narrative, researching foundation funding sources, planning your approach to institutional grantmakers, understanding the components of a project budget, and writing sections of the proposal and letter of inquiry.

Attendees will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. The three days include a variety of individual writing time, small group discussions and large group lecture. Activities include peer review and creating sample documents and budgets. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.

Topics:
  • What grantmakers look for and how they approach the proposal review process
  • The elements of a proposal, letter of inquiry, online applications, and how to frame your application
  • Crafting a budget that conveys an accurate picture of your project’s needs and value
  • How to analyze and evaluate prospects using Foundation Directory Online Professional to determine a potential fit


Launching Your Pod: Legal Issues for Podcasters
California Lawyers for the Arts
Oakland
Date: 06-15-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2215935
Launching Your Pod: Legal Issues for Podcasters

With Daniel Senter, Esq.

Join Daniel Senter of Donahue Fitzgerald LLP for a discussion of the essential legal and business concerns that podcasters need to consider when developing their podcasts. This workshop will cover use of music and other copyrighted materials in podcasts, standard podcast distribution contracts, advertising issues, and the like.

7th Annual Literary Workshop: PART-2: Understanding Self-Publishing
California Lawyers for the Arts
Sacramento, CA
Date: 06-20-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2228835

7th Annual Literary Workshop: PART-2: Understanding Self-Publishing

The Understanding Self-Publishing workshop covers the legal and business issues for self-publishing books. Learn what you need to know about current and emerging developments in print and e-book self-publishing. Learn what to expect and how to work with self-publishing service companies. Valuable negotiating tips are discussed to ensure you have an effective self-publishing service company contract. Learn how to to identify the common financial and performance pitfalls in these agreements so you can choose the best self-publishing service company to help you publish your own book.

Presenter:



Copyright 101 for Songwriters and Musicians
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco
Date: 06-20-2016
Website: http://www.calawyersforthearts.org/event-2233576

Copyright 101 for Songwriters and Musicians
With Jennifer Burke Sylva, Esq.
 
Jennifer Burke Sylva will provide an overview of the bundle of rights contained in a song’s copyrights, requirements for copyright registration, the importance of the timing of registration, the potential value of each copyright, the duration of copyright protection, as well as some practical tips about the Copyright Office’s online system for the registration of copyrights, where to find additional information, and, if time allows, a walk through the application form.

2nd Annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute
California County Superintendents Educational Services Assistant
San Jose, CA
Date: 07-28-2016 thru 07-30-2016
Website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1841359

We are thrilled to share information with you about the 2nd Annual Creativity at the Core Summer Institute, an upcoming professional learning opportunity taking place at the Santa Clara County Office of Education on July 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2016. 

This 3-day institute in San Jose, CA will include presentations and workshops by California’s arts and education leaders as part of CCSESA's Creativity at the Core program featuring newly developed professional learning modules that link the visual and performing arts with other California State Standards including Common Core.  CCSESA has partnered with the California Department of Education, CREATE CA, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education Artspiration Initiative on this innovative program funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  

Arts organizations from across California have partnered with regional art lead county offices of education in creating a suite of valuable tools and resources which will be featured during the institute. 
 
We hope to attract a wide range of leaders including K-University teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, artist educators, arts leaders, pre-service teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, parents, and school board members and would greatly appreciate your help to spread the word!

Quick registration link:  http://www.regonline.com/creativitysummerinstitute