Dear Members of Americans for the Arts,


We have some very exciting trainings and conversations coming up that we’re thrilled to share with you! Remember that all of these great events are 100% FREE to you as a member benefit, so register for as many as you would like. All events are recorded, so if you aren’t able to tune in live, register anyway to have first access to the recording.


Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship Virtual Information Session

March 13 at 3:00 PM EST

Americans for the Arts is launching the second year of its Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship for emerging mid-career arts, culture, and heritage leaders of color. This year we will select fellows in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis). A part of a broader Great Lakes arts leadership initiative in partnership with the Joyce Foundation and American Express, this information session will provide interested 2020 fellowship candidates with a program overview, application instructions, tips for applying, and a live Q & A period.


March 2020 Member Briefing: Gathering Insight into the PAN Year In Review

March 17th at 3:00 PM EST

Join this member briefing to gain and provide insight into the next iteration of the PAN Year in Review! Hear from Patricia Walsh, our Public Art & Civic Design Senior Program Manager, about the current state of the program, why it is on hold this year, and discuss ideas for improving the program for the future.


Growing Your Marketing Team with Minimal Budget: Maximizing Internship, Volunteer, and Student Work Opportunities

March 24th at 3:00 PM EST

Having your interns and volunteers organize and do simple office work might feel like an effective use of their time, however, there are far more meaningful experiences and responsibilities to be assigned that benefit them and your organization. Explore ways to maximize the potential and the level of work from interns, volunteers, and student employees. Discover the various jobs you can provide your unpaid or low-paid employees with opportunities that give them applicable skills for the future, while increasing the overall reach and effectiveness of your organization's communications through social media, in-person advertising, and other marketing avenues. 


10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2020

March 25th at 3:00 PM EST

With the arts advocacy season fully upon us, join Randy Cohen, our VP of Research and Policy, to discuss the latest updates to the top “10 Reasons to Support the Arts” and get 10 case-making arrows to include in your arts advocacy quiver to convince anyone to support the arts.


Supporting Individual Artists: Artist Mentorships

March 26th at 3:00 PM EST

This webinar will provide arts professionals with the tools and best practices to catalyze and create artist mentorships. Join us as we hear about real-world case studies from Sharon Louden, mentor, editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series, and the Artistic Director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.  Sharon will be joined by Washington DC-based mentee and artist, Julia Bloom, who will speak about her experience as an artist and how those relationships have helped grow her artistic practice. The webinar will particularly focus on the power of collaboration and intergenerational mentorships.


Yours in learning,



Marissa Shadburn

Field Education Coordinator                        
Americans for the Arts

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