The BCA 10 October 2, 2013 The Central Park Boathouse New York City
National Arts Awards October 21, 2013 Cipriani 42nd Street New York City National Arts Marketing Project Conference November 8- 11, 2013 The Hilton Portland & Executive Towers Portland, OR Arts Advocacy Day March 24-25, 2014 Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC Nancy Hanks Lecture March 24, 2014 The Kennedy Center Washington, DC
SAAN Meeting October 24-25, 2013 San Francisco, CA
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The National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts was released last week.
The survey found that musical play attendance saw the first significant
drop since the 1985 with a 9 percent rate of decline from 2008 to 2012
and non-musical play attendance fell at a 12 percent rate over the same
period. Additionally, museum-going also saw a decline: 21 percent of
adults visited an art museum or gallery in 2012, down from 23 percent in
2008. However, festivals show promise as entry points to the arts. One
in four younger adults attended an outdoor performing arts festival in
2012, up from 22 percent in 2008. Also, mobile devices appear to help
narrow racial/ethnic gaps in arts engagement, with all racial/ethnic
groups experiencing roughly the same rates of engagement via mobile
plight of New York City Opera illustrates one of the realities of arts
philanthropy: When a nonprofit begins a downward spiral, funders
flee—even though that is when their support is needed most.
One option for a struggling nonprofit is to merge with a complementary
organization. New York Live Arts was born when Dance Theater Workshop, a
performance and studio space facing mounting costs, joined forces with
the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which needed a home. In the
process, both sides were helped by the New York Merger, Acquisition and
Collaboration Fund, organized by SeaChange Capital Partners. "Where
mergers and collaborations make sense is through some combination of
better or more efficient staffing or better access to real estate," said
John MacIntosh, who leads SeaChange. "It can also be that together the
groups are more attractive to donors." House
of Cards actor Kevin Spacey surprised an interviewer by toasting
arguably the most reviled Republican in recent memory--President Richard
M. Nixon. Spacey is an advocate for governmental
arts funding, and when asked which president had done the most toward
that effort he said Richard Nixon. The answer may have been surprising,
but Nixon actually funded the National Endowment for the Arts more than
any president had up until that time. Nixon addressed the role the arts
play in American culture in special message to Congress in 1969: “The
attention and support we give the arts and the humanities--especially
as they affect our young people--represent a vital part of our
commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Americans....
Therefore, I ask the Congress to extend the legislation creating the
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities beyond its
termination date of June 30, 1970, for an additional three years.
Further, I propose that the Congress approve $40,000,000 in new funds
for the National Foundation in fiscal 1971 to be available from public
and private sources. This will virtually double the current year's
The Anti-Social CEO's Guide to Social MediaA
2012 IBM study found that companies with “anti-social” CEOS are less
competitive than those with highly social CEOs. The takeaways are the
same for nonprofit organizations- using social technologies to engage
with your members, advocates and audiences will enable your organization
to be more adaptive and agile. Follow these three SIMPLE steps and be
sure to check out the full guide for more information.
6.Do it yourself.
7.Do it now.
October is Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center Program offerings are designed to strengthen organizations working towards improving the arts.
Webinars Presented by Americans for the Arts: Be the Change You Want to See in Your Arts Organization: Reaching Diverse AudiencesOctober 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
arts organization know that they want to expand their reach and grow
their audiences, but they don't know where to start. In this webinar,
you'll learn why in order to see change within your arts organization,
YOU need to become a change agent. We will explore the tools and
technology to reach new, diverse audiences: reaching across
demographics, different income levels, and education levels. The Basics of Local Arts Management SeriesAre
you new to managing an organization? Or just need a refresher course in
the basics. Join us for this dynamic series on the basics of local arts
§The Basics of Local Arts Management: Planning October 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
the best planning approach for your organization? How do you know what
type of planning you need? During this webinar you will learn about the
different types of plans including: Strategic, Financial, Program,
Cultural, and Operational and ways to determine which one is right for
The Cultural Districts/Arts and Entertainment Districts SeriesLocal
Districts have sprung up in nearly every state across the country and
are not just confined to urban communities or the traditional centers of
arts and culture venues. They represent a growing trend for communities
to capitalize on arts and culture as tools for economic development and
revitalization. Engage in this series to find out ways in which you can
learn more about Districts and ways to plan and develop one in your
§Planning and Creating Successful Cultural, Arts, and Entertainment Districts October 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
you have an area in which you want to create a District? What are the
planning steps needed to move you forward? During this webinar you will
also hear from experts on how they planned and developed successful and
Business Speak: Can We Talk? Series
the launch of The pARTnership Movement in 2012 we explored mutually
beneficial ways of partnering with business to further both arts and
business goals. With this series we will provide detailed instructions
for the methods and models to create successful partnerships.
§2013 BCA 10 Case Studies November 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM EST
year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional
partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence
and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly
from 2013 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to
create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.
A Renewed Look at Arts Education Policies A new State Policy Update from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), "A Renewed Look at Arts Education Policies,"
provides context for the role of the arts in society in general and
specifically in education. As part of a partnership between NASBE and
the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), the paper offers arts-related
policy positions by both groups, and gives examples of strong and
innovative arts education policies currently in place in several states.
It also looks ahead to resources being developed by NASBE and AEP. Percent for Art Policy Brief This
NASAA State Policy Brief summarizes state level percent for art policy
and program trends, examining benefits as well as challenges. The brief
is designed to equip arts leaders and policymakers—as well as cultural
advocates and public art managers—with a succinct overview of how these
policies can work at the state level and what factors should be taken
into account by any state considering changes to its current policies.
Although its primary focus is on state laws, this document also may be
of value to county and municipal decision makers and to program managers
responsible for stewardship of public art at the local level. Click here to read the state policy brief. NEA Releases 2014 Our Town Funding Guidelines & Deadlines Deadline: January 13, 2014
2014, the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program will invest
in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with
their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve their
quality of life; encourage greater creative activity; foster stronger
community identity and a sense of place; and revitalize economic
development. Projects may include arts engagement, cultural planning,
and design activities. A webinar
will be held on November 4 at 2 PM ET with more information. Now in its
fourth year, Our Town has provided $16 million to fund 190 projects in
all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click here for more information. Registration Now Open! The 2013 National Arts Marketing Project Conference Community
empowers your art. What does it take for your arts organization to
deeply connect with the people that matter? At the 2013 National Arts
Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference in Portland, OR, you’ll learn the
marketing strategies that your organization needs to revolutionize the
way communities engage with your organization. Join us in a city infused
with a DIY atmosphere and a strong collaborative spirit, where you’ll
embrace the interactive tools and forward-thinking strategies needed to
create a sense of community around your work. Now Accepting Public Leadership in the Arts Nominations for Mayors and GovernorsPublic
Leadership in the Arts awards are given in recognition of an elected
official or artist who plays an important role in the advancement of the
arts and arts education within his or her community, and whose vision
and leadership provide heightened visibility to the value of the arts.
Applications are now being accepted for Mayors and Governors to be
presented in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors at
their Winter Meeting, January 22- 24 in Washington DC. For further
information, please contact the Senior Director of State and Local
Government Affairs Jay Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotlight on... ArtsEd Washington
Arts Ed Washington launched a School Board Candidate Survey on Arts Education
to help voters make informed decisions by providing insights into which
candidates understand the importance of arts education and are
committed to the provision of high quality arts learning. Anyone can
help out by signing up to be a smARTS Champion for Arts Education and
then sending the questions to the candidates in their district. ArtsEd
Washington receives the survey responses and helps to share them.
To give the smARTS Champions a head start, ArtsEd Washington compiled resources
for their use- including the state law, all research cited in the
survey and other resources. Knowing that visibility is important, ArtsEd
Washington also created a “Spread the Word” section with pre-drafted Facebook posts and Tweets to help get word about the survey out. To see more, be sure to visit ArtsEd Washington online!