Hi Americans for the Arts Members,


Happy September! I can’t believe August is now over, Labor Day has passed, and fall is almost here. Hopefully you were able to take some time to enjoy your summer and are back in the office ready to go. I’m bringing you our monthly round-up of sessions coming up on ArtsU for you this month. We have some exciting things in store for you and hope you will tune-in. Remember that all events on ArtsU are free to you as a member benefit, so sign-up for whatever looks interesting. Not able to tune-in live? Sign-up anyway and be among the first to have access to the recording.


Coming Up in September


2019 National Arts in Education Week programming – this year we will be bookending your NAiEW experience with virtual conversations discussing the current and future state of arts education.


Reflecting on the Start of Arts Education - Monday, September 9 @ 3:00PM EDT

A Look Forward into the Future of Arts Education - Friday, September 13 @ 3:00PM EDT



Five Key Things about the Current (and Future) Field of Teaching Artistry

Monday, September 16 @ 3:00PM EDT

The field of teaching artistry is growing, but in ways you may not expect.  It is the workforce relied upon for most innovative experimentation into the future audiences in the U.S.  Do you know its fastest growing areas?  Do you have a vision for what it may well become? Join us for a webinar with Eric Booth, expert in the field of teaching artistry, as we take a look at the current state of teaching artists in the U.S.


September 2019 Member Briefing

Tuesday, September 17 @ 3:00PM EDT

Member Briefings are our monthly opportunity to talk to you about what’s happening now! Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month at 3pm to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Americans for the Arts and across the sector. These calls are for you, so please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like to know more about.


September 2019 Mid-Career Leaders Network Call

Wednesday, September 18 @ 3:00PM EDT

Join us each quarter for conference call with the Mid-Career Network of Americans for the Arts. Each call features a Mid-Career Leaders in the Arts and Culture field, discusses trends in the sector, includes open space for Mid-Career Leaders to share and receive feedback, has an Americans for the Arts update, and more. Mid-Career Leaders from across the arts and culture sector are encouraged to join. Calls are open and free to members of Americans for the Arts. All calls will be recorded and archived.


September 2019 Private Sector Network Call: Building Partnerships with Your Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, September 19 @ 4:00PM EDT

Chambers of Commerce are important partners in our communities. They convene businesses, advocate for business-friendly policies, and have a voice at the economic-development table. It’s important for local arts agencies to establish partnerships with their Chambers to expand their network, explore new relationships with businesses, and provide the voice for how the arts can be part of community-building solutions. Hear from Nicole Mullet, Executive Director at Arts Now in Akron, OH, and Steve Millard, President & CEO of the Akron Chamber of Commerce, about their partnership and what they hope to accomplish. 


Working Outside the Box: What do Alternative Organizational Models Look Like?

Tuesday, September 24 @ 3:00PM EDT

Leadership and the related organizational structure sets the tone of each nonprofit organization and provides the framework to envision what is possible. Organizational structures provide opportunities for staff to participate, influence, and ideate at various levels. This webinar will build upon the framework presented in the first webinar by providing examples of alternative organizational models. We will explore models that differ from the traditional "top-down" non-profit hierarchy and exemplify values of equity and inclusion. 


Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Disaster Support for Artists

Thursday, September 26 @ 2:00PM EDT

What types of disaster support do artists need to thrive? Join Carrie Cleveland, Education + Outreach Manager with CERF+, for a conversation about disaster support for artists. Carrie will talk about wow CERF+ has  expanded its work from emergency relief to include serving artists BEFORE emergencies and the specific needs of artists before and after emergencies; building the artists safety net: how we can work together to keep artists working; what resources CERF+ has available to support artists in your community.


Unleashing Your Data Drive User Experience Superhero

Friday, September 27 @ 3:00PM EDT

A happy customer is a returning customer! How can you use your data to create positive user experiences? This webinar will look at how to use basic analytics to make decisions that lead to authentic user interactions.  



Yours in Learning,



Cristyn Johnson

Local Arts Advancement Program Manager                         
Americans for the Arts

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