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 .

 


Arts Education: Leveraging Change - Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas
National Endowment for the Arts
Online Webinar
Date: 05-31-2017
Website: https://www.arts.gov/event/2017/arts-education-leveraging-change%E2%80%94increasing-access-arts-education-rural-areas
Join the National Endowment for the Arts for a robust discussion about arts education in rural areas. This webinar will begin with a short presentation by Lisa Donovan, professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Maren Brown, of Maren Brown Associates, about the recent release of their working paper on the challenges and opportunities of increasing access to arts education in rural areas.

Following the presentation will be responses to ideas and effective practices that emerged from the report from three individuals working in rural communities: Tim Lampkin, CEO of Higher Purpose; Jake Eberwein, dean, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; and Laura Forbes, education program director at Alaska State Council on the Arts. The webinar will include plenty of time for a discussion among the participants, led by Ayanna Hudson, NEA arts education director, and questions from the public.



Recovering Overhead Costs in Government Contracts: New Opportunities
California Association of Nonprofits
Online Webinar
Date: 06-01-2017
Website: https://calnp.memberclicks.net/full-costs-2017#/
Funding the full costs - including the overhead - for foundation and government funded programs is a longstanding challenge (and headache!) for nonprofits. Finally, this issue is being understood as more than simply an accounting skills problem: it's a systemic problem affecting nonprofit service quality, sustainability, nonprofit compensation, and services to communities. And with the new OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Uniform Guidance, there's a new tool to use as well.

This series of three finance webinars looks at the overall issue of overhead and various nonprofit strategies for recovering overhead costs. The second session offers five ways to allocate indirect costs in contracts with government - whether federal, state, county, or local.

Recovering Overhead Costs in Government Contracts: New Opportunities (Thursday, June 1st at 11am)

All webinars are FREE for full Members of CalNonprofits
Not-yet-members: $35 each webinar OR $85 for the full series*

Can't make it to the live webinars? Register anyway to get the recordings and slides a few days after each webinar.



Board Development Intensive for Arts Managers and Boards
DeVos Institute
Washington, D.C.
Date: 06-05-2017
Website: www.devosinstitute.net/bdi2017-dc

The DeVos Institute is pleased to announce its Board Development Intensive for arts managers and their boards.

The Intensive will take place June 5, 2017, at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The deadline to register is Friday, May 26 and the registration fee is $285, which includes all seminar materials, breakfast, and lunch.

DeVos Institute Chairman Michael M. Kaiser and President Brett Egan will define the "rules of engagement" between effective staffs and boards. The intensive will help participants design - through case studies and question-and-answer sessions - a lean, focused, and consistent approach to leverage every ounce of goodwill, talent, and resource offered on both sides of the staff-board partnership.

The opportunity is open on a first-come, first-served basis to staff and board members from arts and cultural organizations nationwide. The Intensive is most relevant to organizations in performing and visual arts; community-based artistic practice; arts education; historical, science, and educational (museums and centers); literary; film and media; and other cultural non-profits that require strong marketing and fundraising, including gardens, libraries, multi-tenant cultural facilities, and craft (glass, print, etc.).

Seminar topics include:

—The Cycle (The Institute's approach to managing arts organizations through an integrated approach to long-term artistic planning, marketing, and fundraising);

—Creating the "Ideal Board" (A five-year plan for developing the board your organization needs to execute its mission);

—Identifying, Recruiting, and Engaging New Board Members;

—The Role of the Board Chair;

—Maximizing the Board-Staff Relationship; and

—Fundraising in the Arts.

The Intensive runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 5 at The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street NW; Washington, D.C.), America's first museum of Modern art and one of the world's most distinguished collections of Impressionist and Modern American and European art. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.

Read more about the BDI and register here: www.devosinstitute.net/bdi2017-dc.



Getting From Art School to an Art Career: the Legal and Business Basics Every New Artist, Performer, and Creative Professional Should Know
California Lawyers for the Arts
Berkeley, CA
Date: 06-06-2017
Website: https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/workshops.html
Art schools are great havens of creativity. But they often don't prepare students for the realities of the business and legal side of the art world. This workshop will cover the fundamental business and legal topics new artists need to learn heading into a career as an artist or creative professional.

In this Workshop, we will discuss:

  • What to look for in Contracts with Galleries and Promoters;
  • Your rights under VARA, CAPA, and the remaining parts of the California
  • Resale Royalty Act;
  • Basic Tax concepts to be aware of;
  • The pros and cons of various business formations; and
  • The how's and why's of Copyright, Trademark, and Licensing.


Shakespeare for Social Justice Workshop
Marin Shakespeare Company
Sacramento, CA
Date: 06-11-2017
Website: http://www.marinshakespeare.org/teacher-training-for-social-justice/
Since 2003, Marin Shakespeare Company has shared Shakespeare instruction, drama therapy, and autobiographical playmaking with incarcerated populations who experience tremendous personal transformation, positive life choices, group bonding, and creative expression. It is heart-opening and mind-opening work that transforms lives, families and institutions. This workshop will train theatre artists and healers in prison protocols and drama therapy techniques. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to apply to work or volunteer with programs at Folsom Women’s Facility (Sacramento), Folsom State Prison and Solano State Prison (Vacaville).

Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal
California Association of Nonprofits
Online Webinar
Date: 06-15-2017
Website: https://calnp.memberclicks.net/full-costs-2017#/
Funding the full costs - including the overhead - for foundation and government funded programs is a longstanding challenge (and headache!) for nonprofits. Finally, this issue is being understood as more than simply an accounting skills problem: it's a systemic problem affecting nonprofit service quality, sustainability, nonprofit compensation, and services to communities. And with the new OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Uniform Guidance, there's a new tool to use as well.

This series of three finance webinars looks at the overall issue of overhead and various nonprofit strategies for recovering overhead costs. The third is the most technical: how to negotiate a federal indirect cost rate.

Negotiating a Federal Indirect Cost Rate: Step by Step Guide to Preparing Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal (Thursday, June 15th at 11am)

All webinars are FREE for full Members of CalNonprofits
Not-yet-members: $35 each webinar OR $85 for the full series*

Can't make it to the live webinars? Register anyway to get the recordings and slides a few days after each webinar.



Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention
Americans for the Arts
San Francisco
Date: 06-16-2017 thru 06-18-2017
Website: http://convention.artsusa.org/
For the 2017 Annual Convention, Americans for the Arts and our members are heading to San Francisco to explore this iconic arts destination and to discuss the pressing issues of equity, accessibility, and community building. With a vibrant culture and history of experimentation, San Francisco has long been a haven for artists and innovators. During the tumultuous summer of 1967, thousands sought out San Francisco for refuge in expression, community and art.

On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, join us in helping transform our communities and organizations, and discover what makes San Francisco such a culturally vibrant and creative city!

This year's Annual Convention will explore the role of the arts in creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, equitable communities. Talks will revolve around five core themes:

Engaging Equity: How do we learn and lead in pursuing equity inside and outside the arts?
Inspiring Activation: How can we support activist and experimental spirit in the arts?
Embracing Reinvention: How can we be proactive in moments of transformation?
Celebrating Optimism: How can we raise up the creativity and hope within our communities?
Building Skills: What are the primary skills needed for individuals to succeed in the arts today?

Looking for additional information? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or take a look at our Past Highlights page.



Arts in Corrections: Building Bridges to the Future
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 06-26-2017 thru 06-30-2017
Early Registration: 05-08-2017
Website: https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/workshops.html
California Lawyers for the Arts, in association with the William James Association and Loyola Marymount University, will present this national conference June 26-30 at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

Pre-conference meetings for artists working in California state prisons and in federal correctional institutions will be held on Monday, June 26th at LMU.

Loyola Marymount University, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is located a short distance from Los Angeles International Airport.

This conference will provide critically needed opportunities for professional development and support for artists and arts organizations that teach art classes in correctional facilities. In addition to plenary panels and workshops on best practices for teaching in institutions of all levels, this conference will provide information about re-entry programs, evaluation and documentation, legislative updates, restorative justice, academic issues, and perspectives from different state art councils. Topics will also include building public awareness, enhancing programmatic sustainability, and next steps for a national support organization for artists who work in corrections.

New this year will be sequential art classes with master artists with years of teaching experience in various disciplines and diverse institutions. Confirmed registrants will receive a separate packet in advance to sign up for these two-part classes.

Confirmed registrants will receive a separate detailed information package by May 15th to sign up for classes with master artists on campus.



2017 ACSO Annual Conference
ACSO
Omni Los Angeles Hotel
Date: 07-20-2017 thru 07-22-2017
Early Registration: 05-15-2017
Website: http://www.acso.org/conference
The 2017 ACSO Annual Conference registration is now open and the website contains information about breakout sessions, networking opportunities, special events, and much more. Don't forget to keep checking back as we continue to finalize new sessions and speakers.

The ACSO Annual Conference centers around the field's needs and is in response to industry challenges and trends for more than 300 attendees.

Professional development topics are centered around orchestra management fundamentals, including marketing, fundraising, governance, planning, and finance, as well as issues facing our communities, like cultural diversity, policy, and advocacy.

This year, the Annual Conference is hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) in conjunction with the National Take a Stand Symposium, which brings together leaders, teachers, researchers, and key stakeholders from around the world with a vested interest in the El Sistema movement and progressive practices in music education. Registration to the ACSO Annual Conference gets you access to the National Take a Stand Symposium - two convenings for the price of one!



Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-A (DIDC-A)
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 07-31-2017 thru 08-04-2017
Website: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/workshop-descriptions/
DIDC-A is a comprehensive overview of standards-based dance education across age levels. Content covers: structuring discrete lessons aligned with the National Core Arts Standards, integrating dance into curricula, understanding dance elements (H'Doubler and Laban), child development theory, role of the teacher and instructional methods. Invigorate your teaching and learning with DIDC-A this summer.

Curricular Progressions
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 08-07-2017 thru 08-11-2017
Website: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/workshop-descriptions/
The most advanced curriculum course offered in arts education, Curricular Progressions explores the meaning of full scope and sequence in dance learning. Participants will investigate the progression of dance learning from unit to unit and year to year. They will study regional, state and national benchmarks for dance learning and develop their own curricular sequence that takes into account student growth and development as well as cross-curricular topic curriculum design. Students deepen their skills of observation, reflection and assessment as they explore issues such as teaching students with multilevel experience and preparation, school "performance" pressures, teaching expertise and competition for time and space. This course is mandatory for LDI certification. Prerequisite DICDC-B. $525, includes Assessment Course. Meets college/university professional standards. Offered August 7-11, 2017 with two follow-up Saturdays in January & May 2018.

Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (DIDC-B)
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 08-29-2017 thru 12-05-2017
Website: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/workshop-descriptions/
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. Meets college/university professional standards. DIDC-B offered as a semester-length course Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm in August 29-December 5, 2017.

Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference
MCWC
Mendocino
Date: 08-03-2018
Early Registration: 06-30-2017
Website: http://mcwc.org/
The 28th annual Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference (MCWC 2017) will be held from August 3 to August 5 at the Mendocino Middle School in Mendocino, California. MCWC 2017 promises to be a vibrant gathering, offering morning workshops in a wide range of genres and relevant to differing experience levels-from a dedicated emerging writers' workshop to a juried-in master class. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, pitch panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics; and every evening offers an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and connection that make this conference, in the words of a 2016 participant, "life changing."

MCWC 2017 faculty will include John W. Evans, Shara McCallum, Michael Lukas, Jody Gehrman, Kat Meads, Lewis Buzbee, and Lisa Locascio. April Eberhardt, Elizabeth Kracht, and Jessica Sinsheimer will be the agents participating. Editor Hilary Lawson and book marketer Ann Edwards from HarperOne will lead a one-day, stand-alone or add-on publishing bootcamp on Sunday, August 6. And our keynote speaker will be Michael Krasny: author, scholar, professor of English and American literature, award-winning broadcast journalist, and since 1993, the host of KQED/NPR's "Forum with Michael Krasny."

Registration opens March 1. The registration fee, which includes most meals, is $575 before June 30 and $625 thereafter. One-on-one manuscript consultations are available for an additional $60. Participation in the post-conference publishing bootcamp is $150. Deep discounts are available at area hotels, and a wide range of scholarships is offered (application deadline May 15). General registration is first come, first served. Visit mcwc.org for more information or contact our registrar, Barbara Lee, at 707. 485.4031 or info@mcwc.org.