SMU DataArts Webinars Help Nonprofits Make Most of Their Data

SMU DataArts will be offering the following upcoming webinars to help nonprofit arts organizations make more robust use of their organization’s data. All webinars are free and simply require registration at the links provided below.

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Data at Work: Introduction to DataArts Analytic Tools

This webinar will cover the basics of running analytic reports, whether you want to run a trend report to see changes at your organization over time or a comparison report to benchmark against a group of peer organizations.

Monday, November 16, 2020

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Thursday, November 19, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Data at Work: Introduction to DataArts Analytic Tools

In this session, we will explore two elements of financial health: metrics, and financial planning. You will learn how to access your organization’s metrics through your SMU DataArts account and apply them to your own organizational planning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM


Speaking of Data

This collaborative session is ideal for decision-making staff and board members interested in learning how to read their SMU DataArts Analytic Reports and practice using them in conversations with various stakeholders and audiences.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Friday, November 20, 2020

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Four Arizona Organizations Receive WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund grants

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) announced the recipients of the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund grants. The four Arizona recipients are Arts for All (Tucson), Museum of Indigenous People (Prescott), Rising Youth Theatre (Phoenix), and Xico Inc. (Phoenix). Congratulations to all!

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Ruben E. Alvarez Appointed to Board of National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced today that long-time board member Ruben E. Alvarez has been appointed to the board of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), a professional association of the nation's 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

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2021 Poetry Out Loud Registration Now Open

Registration for 2021 Poetry Out Loud is now open! Poetry Out Loud seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry - recitation and performance. The program builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among youth.

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Arts Organizations at a Crossroads

NCAPER | October 2020

Many arts organizations are currently facing severe distress. To help staff and board members become informed about their options, and make the best decisions possible, NCAPER has collected an array of free tools for playing out various scenarios and pathways. These should be helpful to arts organizations considering significant structural shifts or which are in significant distress. 

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Artists, advocates, businesses awarded Governors Arts Awards

Artists, advocates and businesses from across the state were awarded 2020 Governor's Arts Awards during a virtual ceremony produced by Arizona Citizens for the Arts. Catherine “Rusty” Foley, former Arizona Citizens for the Arts Executive Director, and Bob Booker, former executive director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, received 2020 Shelley Awards.

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Prescott Center for the Arts receives anonymous $3M donation

It was a miracle on all sorts of levels. After struggling to keep its doors open due to the coronavirus outbreak, a huge glimmer of hope shined down on the Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) as it received an anonymous $3 million donation last week.

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How The Quiet of the Pandemic Inspired Alberto Ríos

"It is the thing you wish for and yet once you get it, you're not so sure it was the thing you ultimately wanted. So I'm in that space where I find this very useful. I've been writing. I've been thinking. And I think that's good. However, the lack of contact with people is... extraordinary. And it's surprising to me that I miss it in the ways that I do."

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An Arizona mining town reinvents itself as an arts destination

Ajo, Arizona, was once a robust mining community. Now it is seeking to cast off the image of a ghost town -- and reinvent itself as an arts destination of the Southwest. Stephanie Sy reports for our American Creators series and ongoing arts and culture coverage, Canvas.

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Sharing native voices about COVID-19: Museum of Northern Arizona strikes a balance

With a juried youth art competition, a possible winter market and continuing conversations about art and the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous people, the Museum of Northern Arizona has lots to offer in the coming months.

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2020 Event Safety Summit (Virtual) - Event Safety Alliance

The program features more than two dozen sessions, live Q&A with presenters, virtual networking opportunities, an exhibitor area, and more. Best of all, you won’t have to miss a moment because all sessions will be accessible for 30 days after the event, so you can catch up on the action at a time that is right for you. 

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Join the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture's latest online learning series. Considering the impact of our changing and unpredictable world, this series of workshops can help artists organize and adapt their practice in times of change, challenge, and beyond. Join us to learn how to redefine the value of your art practice!

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Youth Summit - Creative Youth Development National Partnership

This virtual summit, entirely designed and led by young people, is a space for dreaming and using the arts to imagine a different and better future. The summit is an opportunity for young artists, ages 13-24, from a range of artistic disciplines, to connect, create, celebrate, and inspire, and to create their/the Artistic Youth-led Revolution. 

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Arts U: Public Art Pulse Check

Americans for the Arts members are invited to be part of Public Art Pulse Check, an interactive program for attendees to dive into timely issues and trends effecting the public art field today.

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Webinar: Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Organizations

You serve on the staff of a local performing arts organization. A press release was tweeted from a local environmental group stating that your theatre's plumbing system is leaching untreated waste into the community's waterway. While the press release is inaccurate, season ticket holders and donors are demanding answers.

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Rootwork | Grounding Community Arts Education Beyond the Pandemic

Join the National Guild for Community Arts Education this winter for an online learning series about how to create programming informed by and supportive of the many, varied lived experiences of our communities in the unique context of this moment. You can register for the series as a whole, or for individual sessions.

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Executive Director

CALA Alliance

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

Reporting directly to the CALA Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization that engages diverse audiences in experiencing and learning about Latinx and Latin American arts and culture. 

Chief Marketing Officer

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix or Tucson

Open until filled

The Chief Marketing Officer provides strategic marketing direction and identifies key performance indicators to generate earned revenue and expand the reach of Arizona Theatre Company.

Advancement & Marketing Coordinator

Rosie’s House

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

Rosie’s House is seeking a creative, driven and passionate Advancement & Marketing Coordinator who thrives in a high-paced and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate is bilingual Spanish/English.

Senior Program Coordinator of Volunteers

Free Arts

Phoenix, AZ

Apply by November 13, 2020

This position supports Free Arts programs by coordinating the implementation of volunteer mentor recruitment, supervision, training, and retention.

Gallery Attendant

West Valley Arts Council

Surprise, AZ

Apply by November 14, 2020

The Gallery Attendant will assist the Gallery Director in coordinating and implementing various areas of art exhibitions, special events, and programing held at the Arts HQ Gallery and City of Surprise City Hall.

Children’s Education Manager

Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix, AZ

Open until filled

Provide vision, leadership, and management of K-12 learning and professional development, early childhood programming initiatives, and family engagement. Work collaboratively with the Director of Education as key member of the management team in aligning children’s education with the Garden’s mission and strategic plan.


November 11

State Holiday - Office Closed

November 26

State Holiday - Office Closed


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