Hi Americans for the Arts Members,


We have some exciting things coming up in May on ArtsU! A reminder that as a member of Americans for the Arts, you can attend as many digital events on ArtsU as you would like, for FREE. Also, if you would like to attend an event but aren’t available at the time it will be live, sign-up anyway. You will be able to access the recording of the event a few days after its initial launch.


Coming up in May


May Member Briefing: Convention Preview – New Opportunities, Can’t-Miss Experiences, and Ways to Participate from Afar

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 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 by contacting Bridget Woodbury at bwoodbury@artsusa.org.


Why Mentorship: Session 2 – Making the Most of Your Relationship

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:00pm EDT

Are you getting the most out of your mentoring experience? Research has shown that mentoring relationships have the most success when both the mentor and mentee take an active role in developing the relationship. Join Pam Breaux (mentor) and Ariel Shelton (mentee) for a lively discussion and presentation about mentorship. Hear their stories as they look at the role of the mentee and mentor, review best practices in establishing the relationship, and share how to make the most of it.  


Negotiation 101: Knowing the Worth, Making the Ask, and Getting to ‘Yes’

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:00pm EDT

Many people find salary negotiations to be uncomfortable and nerve wracking. Should you ask for more money? What if you insult your boss? These are some of the most common questions from first time negotiators but ultimately, a well-executed negotiation can make both parties more satisfied. Whether it's a first-time job offer or an annual performance review, there are simple steps you can take to reach a more valuable, mutually beneficial agreement.


Private Sector Network Call: Sharing Program Models for Creative Economy Work

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 1:00pm EDT

During this second installment of our quarterly Private Sector Network calls, we will continue to explore what defines the creative economy and hear about examples across the country on how this work is addressing broader community issues. This call is open to all AFTA members, particularly those interested in learning more about private sector work.


We’re looking forward to sharing these learning experiences with you.





Cristyn Johnson

Local Arts Advancement Program Manager                         
Americans for the Arts

1000 Vermont Ave NW 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005-4940

202.371.2830 x2036

202.789.2830 fax


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