Dear Members,


We hope you are well, wherever you are. With closures and work from home policies activating, we hope that our ArtsU webinars will help you to stay connected with the field and support your work.


Remember that all of these webinars 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 and Culture Sector and the Coronavirus: What we Know and How to Move Forward

Thursday, March 19th at 3:00 PM EST

As the Coronavirus (COVD-19) continues to develop, it's important that Local Arts Agencies and arts and culture organizations consider their preparedness, prevention, and response. Join members of Americans for the Arts’ staff, Ruby Lopez Harper, John Rubsamen, and Narric Rome, with Jan Newcomb, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response, Barbara Davis, Chief Operating Officer of The Actors Fund, Rhonda Schaller, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, and a representative from the National Endowment for the Arts to hear current information about actions to take, including: planning to consider, handling grant funded projects, managing stress during moments of crisis, and continuing to support artists. This briefing will also include an update on the status of congressional action on economic impact and stimulus funding and how it relates to the arts and cultural sector.


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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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.


Supporting Individual Artists Coffee Chat: Creative Pricing Strategies for Artists

Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM EST

Talking about price is a challenge for any entrepreneur – And for a creative entrepreneur, it can be especially challenging. How can we even begin to set prices for work or time? It turns out, it’s not as hard as it seems. Four factors—costcompetitioncustomers, and competencies—affect the price for a creative entrepreneur’s work or time. Join Elaine Grogan Luttrull, Found of Minerva Financial Arts, for an interactive workshop where she will outline the science behind each factor and share hands-on activities to use in building a pricing strategy that captures the real value of an artist’s work or time.

Yours in learning,



Marissa Shadburn

Field Education Coordinator                        
Americans for the Arts

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