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Since 2010, the Indiana Arts Comission has regularly presented capacity building workshops focused on providing organizations, individuals, and communities with the tools they need to advance the arts in Indiana.
Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement was a one-day conference for the staff and boards of arts organizations on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Sessions led by a wide array of field professionals and academic faculty explored important areas where organizations can become stronger and more effective, including building partnerships, board leadership, successful fundraising, and more.
Agenda and Speakers
Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement is presented by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts featured sessions with regionally and nationally recognized presenters exploring best practices and practical planning tools for cultural districts, community engagement, arts business incubators, rural and urban revitalization, and community planning. Arts organizations and community partners from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio gathered at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana for this two-day capacity building workshop.
Hosted by Valparaiso University Graduate School and the Indiana Arts Commission, this capacity building workshop featured instruction from experts in the field and was open to professionals or anyone interested in learning more about arts and entertainment administration. Topics included trends in attendee demographics and development; media relations; event planning, logistics, marketing and presentation; and, financial management and profitability.
Instructors: Charlie Blum, President/CEO and Talent Buyer Star Plaza Theatre, and Todd Wetzel, Convocation Director, Purdue University
Arts organizations, community partners, and civic leaders from throughout the state gathered at the Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana for this two-day capacity building workshop focused on community innovation and growth. Sessions featured discusion of artist live-work communities, cutural districts, and community arts education centers.
Principles & Techniques of Fundraising with Tim Seiler of The Fundraising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University addressed fundraising in the arts. Topics included giving trends, values exchange, constituency identification and development, developing and testing a case for support, structuring a fundraising program, board and staff roles, and the psychology of giving and asking. This workshop was offered by the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts Illiana in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Presented by ArtsLab, a five foundation collaborative program managed through Arts Midwest, this capacity building workshop at Arts United Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana addressed strategic planning, community engagement, organizational culture and business model development.
Presented by ArtsLab faculty presenters and hosted by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, this capacity buildingworkshop explored organizational business models. Topics included organizational life stages, community engagement, financial leadership, and strategic planning.
Major support for these activities is provided by ArtsLab, a leadership and capacity building program of Arts Midwest, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and Indiana Arts Commission.
This capacity building workshop addressed arts fundraising challenges in a difficult economy. Dr. Tim Seiler of The Fundraising School, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University presented topics including giving trends, values exchange, constituency identification and development, developing and testing a case for support, structuring a fundraising program, board and staff roles, and the psychology of giving and asking. The Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Coalition for the Arts (INCA) hosted in Lafayette, IN.