October 21, 2020
October is National Arts and Humanities Month!
Business and Legal Workshops for Artists
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!

Presented by arts attorney Sarah Conley Odenkirk, this series of four professional development workshops are applicable to all artists in all disciplines. All workshops are at 10:00 a.m. (Arizona Time).

November 5 – Basic Business Practices
November 12 – Dealing with Conflict
November 19 – Online Business Set Up
December 3 – Intellectual Property and Copyright

Note: These workshop do not offer legal advice and are for informational purposes only. All sessions will touch on the subject on contracts and the different levels of establishing relationships for your professional art practice.
Also, the current Public Art Behind the Curtain Workshop Series continues with online presentations that feature artists and curators taking you behind the scenes of public art projects, studio practices, and opportunities.

October 22 – Brad J. Goldberg – History, Landscape and Structure: The Pueblo Grande Museum Entrance Public Art Project
October 29 – Joe Willie Smith – Practice and Performance: A Virtual Studio Visit

All online workshops are at 10:00 a.m. (Arizona Time). Can't make all the sessions or missed the live presentation? Don’t worry, the LIVE lessons will be recorded and posted permanently for continued viewing on the Office of Arts and Culture’s YouTube Page.
We want to hear from you! What kinds of future professional development opportunities are you looking for to help you in your artistic practice? Please complete this short survey to help us present topics and speakers that are relevant for you!
Phoenix Arts Job Preservation Grant Recipients
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) allocated direct funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country, as well as to the 56 state and jurisdictional state arts agencies, and to nine local arts agencies, including the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture to regrant to arts and culture organizations to preserve arts jobs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Office of Arts and Culture announces 13 grants between $12,500 and $25,000 to Phoenix-based arts and culture nonprofit organizations, with budgets under $1 million to fill, rehire, or maintain a part-time or full-time position from being cut due to the Coronavirus crisis. Grantees include:

  • Great Arizona Puppet Theatre
  • Heritage Square Foundation
  • Jazz in Arizona
  • Kids in Focus
  • Phoenix Chorale
  • Phoenix Conservatory of Music
  • Phoenix Film Foundation
  • Phoenix Girls Chorus
  • Red Rocks Music Festival
  • Rising Youth Theatre
  • Roosevelt Row
  • Rosie's House
  • Xico Inc.

Learn more about the NEA CARES Act funding by visiting the NEA's website.
Data Workshops for Arts and Culture Organizations
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.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Arizona Time)
This webinar will cover the basics of running analytic reports, from trends to comparison reports, as well as a comprehensive overview of the KIPI Dashboard and other analytic tools.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Arizona Time)
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 the Cultural Data Profile and apply them to your own organizational planning. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Arizona Time)
This collaborative session is ideal for decision-making staff and board members interested in learning how to read their Cultural Data Profile Analytic Reports and practice using them in conversations with various stakeholders and audiences. This session has limited capacity. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Can't make the Monday session? Here is another opportunity to tune into this webinar that will cover the basics of running analytic reports, KIPI Dashboard, and other tools.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Can't make the Wednesday session? Here's another opportunity to tune into this collaborative session on learning how to read Cultural Data Profile Analytic Reports and practice using them in conversations with various stakeholders and audiences. This session also has limited capacity. 

This webinar series is made possible by the generous support of the Arizona Community Foundation, the Flinn Foundation, and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and is produced in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is a proud partner of SMU DataArts in strengthening the cultural sector with the power of high-quality data and helping tell a more persuasive story of its assets, contributions, and impacts.
Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies
Join the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation on October 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the 28th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies Conference.

Nonprofit organizations, including arts and culture organizations are powered by people. It's more imperative than ever that we attract, develop and retain the talent and nimble leadership, both volunteers and paid staff, needed to fulfill our missions through times of disruption.

At the conference, attendees will learn and share on topics like:

  • Understanding your organization's financial health
  • Navigating sudden changes in service delivery
  • Digital facilitation
  • Building teams and collaborating in a virtual environment

Join other nonprofit leaders during this empowering half-day virtual conference. Anyone who works for or with a nonprofit/community organization will benefit from the fresh insights and connections. The fee is $49 and scholarships are available.