California Arts Council

State of California

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, workshops, webinars and training opportunities for arts administrators, educators and artists in California. To have us include a "Conferences & Workshops" item, please submit information to editor@arts.ca.gov .

 


Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (DIDC-B)
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 09-05-2017 thru 12-05-2017
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-b/
Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (also named Curriculum & Instruction preK-12 Dance-B). Continuing where DIDC-A leaves off, this course investigates the role of the teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing standards-based dance curricula in relevant and authentic ways. Participants learn a process for moving students from exploration through improvisation to composition in a manner that allows for maximum exploration, problem posing and solving, and choice making. In the process, they deepen their understanding of the elements of dance and forming. Course content includes choreographic devices, the principles of design, forms, contemporary learning theories, including constructivism. This course is mandatory for LDI certification. Prerequisite DIDC-A. $525. Offered as a semester-long course September 5-December 5, 2017 on Tuesdays 6-9pm. Offered as a week-long intensive August 6-10, 2018, 9am-5pm. $525, $550 for summer 2018. Register

Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization
UMassAmherst Arts Extension Service
Online
Date: 09-06-2017 thru 12-06-2017
Early Registration: 08-30-2017
Website: http://www.umass.edu/aes/course-overview/section/class/greening-your-nonprofit-arts-organization-41308
Instructor: Diana Boyle-Clapp

The arts have always been on the forefront of change, and never has change been more required than today. Whether your organization needs to cut its facility costs, be first in line for donation dollars, wants to go green to fulfill its mission, serve as a community example, or do all of the above, this class is for you. We will determine which changes: are easy to institute, provide the greatest cost saving, really reduce your carbon footprint, and involve and build credibility with your audiences. From organizing your Green Team to evaluating the products you use, creating your energy use survey to conducting a cost-benefit analysis, this class is very hands-on, and concludes with a final Green plan be tailored to the unique needs of your institution. All course work is applied to a case study organization, which may be your own organization or one where you volunteer. See Dee's bio for her greening credentials. Part of the Online Certificate of Arts Management.

Contact the Arts Extension Service at aes@acad.umass.edu with any questions.



Creative Conversation: Discover What it Takes to Join an Arts Board of Directors!
Artsightul and C2Arts: Consultants and Coaches for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 10-25-2017
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-conversation-discover-what-it-takes-to-join-an-arts-board-of-directors-tickets-36832361585?aff=Website
Explore how you can play a leadership role in the arts by joining an arts board of directors. Meet Bay Area professionals who are passionate about arts leadership. Arts insight networking circles facilitated by C2Arts coaches and consultants. This is your opportunity to ask candid questions, receive expert guidance and connect with creatives who are passionate about the arts.

Who should attend:
Aspiring board members, new board members, business professionals, community leaders, human resource managers.



2017 GIA Conference: Legacy and Leadership
Grantmakers in the Arts
Detroit, MI
Date: 10-28-2017 thru 10-31-2017
Early Registration: 08-31-2017
Website: http://conference.giarts.org/registration.html
The GIA Conference is the annual national convening for arts grantmakers. Conference attendance is open to staff or board members of foundations, public funding agencies, and corporate giving programs.

Nonprofit organizations whose primary activity is grantmaking must meet eligibility criteria outlined on our Membership page and may only be represented by individuals whose roles involve grantmaking, programming, and/or policy. Board members of National Partner organizations and any fundraising or development staff are not eligible to attend.

To preserve the capacity for open discussion, all attendees must refrain from fundraising or solicitation at the conference.

Contact gia@giarts.org with questions regarding conference eligibility.



Get Evolved : Navigate the Lifestages on the Creative-Business-Career Lifecycle
Artsightful
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-01-2017
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-evolved-navigate-the-lifestages-on-the-creative-business-career-lifecycle-tickets-37021551457?aff=Website
Evolve your creative project, business or career using the Lifecycle. Chart your current Lifestage - Idea, Start-up, Ground & Grow, Maturity, Decline, Turnaround, or Dissolution. Identify pathways for advancing your development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover characteristics of lifestages on the lifecycle
  • Practice the language of creative, business and career development
  • Utilize knowledge to craft pathways and solutions


Who Are You? Mindful Arts Leadership
Artsightful
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-08-2017
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-are-you-mindful-arts-leadership-tickets-37052218182?aff=Website
Leaders have to know themselves before leading others toward a shared vision. Explore your Myers Briggs Personality Type as the foundation for developing your Emotional and Social Intelligence. Build your leadership toolkit for effectively partnering and leading a creative venture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 16 unique Myers Briggs Personality Types
  • Discover the foundations of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Apply the six characteristics of a Socially Intelligent (SI) leader

Who Should Attend:
Artists, Creative Entrepreneurs, Arts Managers, Board Members, Educators, Trainers, Coaches and Consultants



Activating Artists: Know Your Rights
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 11-13-2017
Website: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=698
Whether protesting with a group, performing acts of civil disobedience, or using the arts to communicate, it is critical that artists understand their rights.

In this free workshop, representatives from the National Lawyers Guild will help participants understand their rights when performing acts of civil disobedience and protest. The presenters will guide participants in understanding best practices when confronted by police, protest actions and police responses, potential consequences of civil disobedience actions, and other legal issues surrounding acts of creative public activism. This workshop will provide a safe space for participants to discuss their experiences and ask questions to experts in the field.



Addressing Accessibility in Arts Funding Programs, Events, and Materials
Grantmakers in the Arts
Online Webinar
Date: 11-14-2017
Website: http://www.giarts.org/webinar/2017/accessibility-in-arts-funding
Accessibility barriers that impact individuals with disabilities and older adults are often invisible to funders developing and managing grantmaking programs and grantee events. Without realizing it, we may unintentionally have obstacles to participation embedded in the way we operate. In this session, Anne Mulgrave with Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Risa Jaz Rifkind with Chicago Community Trust, and Betty Siegel with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will discuss why accessibility is a social justice issue for arts philanthropy and how to identify and reduce barriers to access in funding programs, events, and materials.

Conference for Community Arts Education
National Guild for Community Arts Education
San Francisco/Oakland, CA
Date: 11-15-2017 thru 11-18-2017
Early Registration: 09-07-2017
Website: http://communityartsed.nationalguild.org/Home.aspx
The National Guild conference is the annual gathering of the nonprofit arts education community, providing learning, networking, and tools to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential. Featuring more than four dozen workshops, roundtables, plenary sessions, site visits, and social events-plus full-day preconference institutes-delegates develop new skills, share effective practices, build relationships with colleagues, and return home inspired with new ideas about how to advance their organization and better serve their community. This year's conference will focus on how arts education can serve as a source of hope, healing, and strength in challenging times.

All arts education stakeholders are encouraged to participate: arts education leaders, funders, policy makers, academics, researchers, and other allies, including those in non-arts sectors (e.g., youth development, health, etc.). Ensuring that all people enjoy access to quality arts learning opportunities throughout their lifespans requires a collective effort.



Innovate Your Arts Strategic Plan Using the Business Model Canvas
Artsightful
San Francisco, CA
Date: 11-15-2017
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovate-your-arts-strategic-plan-using-the-business-model-canvas-tickets-37150050802?aff=Website
Utilize the 9 building blocks of the Business Model Canvas to innovate your arts venture. We explore how to customize the canvas for your unique offerings. This powerful brainstorming and innovation tool illustrates your strategic plan. You will identify how to reach and serve your key stakeholders to create a thriving arts business. Enroll multiple people from your arts business in this course to maximize this design thinking tool.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the Business Model Canvas (BMC) and customize for arts non-profits
  • Document your current business model and brainstorm to innovate new models
  • Create an easy-to-share business plan executive summary


Arts Integration at the Core
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
Woodland, CA
Date: 11-15-2017
Website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2031826
  • Learn research about the effectiveness of arts integration to impact student achievement.
  • Experience culturally and linguistically responsive strategies for interdisciplinary learning across subject matter and grade levels K-12.
  • Learn about the new statewide TPE's teaching performance expectations for arts in K-12.
  • Engage in hands-on effective strategies for powerful arts integration in the classroom in Humanities and STEM.
  • Learn more about Title I and the Arts.
  • Develop structures by which your own districts plan for and/or implement arts integration strategies alongside Common Core.
  • Learn about the ART=OPPORTUNITY campaign how you can use research to inform educators.
  • Hear about the CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative and the Creativity at the Core program.
  • Network with colleagues from across California and so much more!

Targeted Audience: County and District leaders, School Principals, Arts leaders, County Arts Leads, Curriculum Coordinators, District Arts Coordinators, Arts Specialists, teachers, and parents.

This event is sponsored by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) and the California Alliance for Arts Education through funding from the Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Panta Rhea Foundation.



Business Model Design and Branding for Creative Enterprises
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 12-02-2017
Website: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=699
Marlon Fuentes brings design thinking and lean startup methods to the forefront of his work as a multi-disciplinary designer, researcher, and entrepreneur.

Design thinking as applied to the creation of business models and brand marketing has proven to be a powerful tool for creative entrepreneurs in all sectors. In this 6-hour innovation sprint, you will learn how to explore new ways of making revenue that incorporate social and environmental benefits that matter to you, using tools developed by top business schools and design strategists.

This is an opportunity for you and your team to not only arrive at new business models and brand strategies, but also hone the skills necessary to facilitate the conversation for ongoing iteration and communication. Learn the skills taught at the Stanford Business School, Stanford D.School, Wharton School of Business, as well as marketing strategies developed by brands such as BuzzFeed and Fuentes Creativas.



Family Dance Institute
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 01-04-2018 thru 01-06-2018
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/family-dance-institute/
An in-depth exploration of relationship-building through the art of dance. Course content includes attachment theory, early development theory (0-5 year olds), brain research and neurological patterns, play theories, working with parents. Teaching artists, early education teachers, therapists, dance educators, parents and social justice workers learn to create engaging dance curriculum that fosters trust and connection. No prerequisite.

Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2018
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/dance-education-forum-focus-on-equity/
This community roundtable brings together artists and educators to discuss and share the promises and pitfalls of creating, developing and sustaining high quality dance education practices. Join local artists, educators and activists in this discussion in race, power and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable. No prerequisite.