Dear Members,


We’re excited to share with you what’s coming up on ArtsU! Remember that these webinars are FREE to you as a member benefit, so register for as many as you would like.


Flipping the Script: Approaching Businesses with Opportunity Instead of an Ask

December 9 at 3:30 PM ET

In a COVID-19 world when all are feeling pressure, creating mutually beneficial partnerships is even more critical than before. In this discussion, explore how you can meet prospective business partners where they are by speaking in their language, about their interests. Learn how to help your corporate colleagues think about the arts as a way to meet their business goals, not just a place for charity.


Member EX(change): LAAs & Creatives in Support of Black- and New American-Owned Businesses: Two Economic Recovery Models

December 14 at 2:30 PM ET

How can artists, Local Arts Agencies, and nexus organizations boost economic development and recovery for Black-owned, refugee-, and New American-owned businesses?  Exchange with your peers about two creative models that offer ideas and strategies to support neighborhood businesses while putting creatives to work.


December 2020 Member Briefing: Reflecting on 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021

December 15 at 3:00 PM ET

For our final Member Briefing of 2020, we will be joined by Americans for the Arts President and CEO, Bob Lynch. As 2020 comes to a close, Bob will reflect on an unprecedented year for the arts field and discuss the direction for the new year.


PPP Forgiveness Options and Income Tax Implications on Receiving CARES Act Grants, Loans, or Unemployment Compensation

December 18 at 1:30 PM ET

Join us for a session on Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness options, and the income tax implications on receiving CARES Act grants, loans, or unemployment compensation. This webinar will include guidance and Q & A with presenters Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund, and Sarah Mercer, Shareholder Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP.


December 2020 Arts Education Network Town Hall

December 21 at 3:00 PM ET

The global pandemic upended arts education in 2020. As leaders seek to find answers for increasingly complicated questions on how to move forward, the Arts Education Town Hall provides a space for arts education leaders to learn from one another about issues related to school reopening, funding challenges, and building equitable systems that support all students and community members. 


Marketing Strategies on a Shoestring Budget During COVID-19

December 22 at 2:30 PM ET

This webinar is designed to help participants learn key marketing planning strategies that will allow them to better connect, engage, and communicate with their patrons during the pandemic, even with a reduced budget. Participants will learn how to re-evaluate, apply emotional intelligence, and re-calibrate their understandings via a series of canvases and maps.


Yours in learning,

Marissa Shadburn

Field Education Coordinator                        
Americans for the Arts

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