Upcoming Capacity Building Workshops


HOLD THE DATES: 12/7, 12/8 & 12/10
The Connecticut Office of the Arts is pleased to share a SAVE THE DATE for upcoming capacity building workshops, presented in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Who Should Participate:
  • Arts Organizations
  • Cultural Attractions
  • Municipalities
  • Museums
  • Individual Artists

Dates & Times
Monday, December 7 from 9 - 11 AM
Tuesday, December 8 from 9 - 11 AM
Thursday, December 10 from 9 - 11 AM

Stay tuned for information on How to Register!
Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 1
Monday, December 7, 2020
9 - 11 AM
9:00-9:30am
Envisioning a Future - Cooperatives and collaborations for resource sharing and cost efficiency
Expert: Margaret M. Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist, USDA

9:30-10:00am
A strategic approach for leveraging private foundations and philanthropy

10:00am-11:00am
Where the Money Is: The Third Resource
Expert: Richard Linzer, Linzer Consulting
How nonprofit arts organizations can utilize fully-secured borrowing to survive the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. NOTE: This content is relevant to all non-profit organizations.
Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 2
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
9 - 11 AM
9:00-9:30am
Basic Financial and Business Strategy Principles with Luke Blackadar
Luke Blacadar is Director Legal Services for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, where he manages the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. Luke counsels artists and arts organizations of all disciplines on contracts, nonprofit law, copyright, and trademark.

9:30-10:00am
SBA and the Arts & Culture Sector
SBA has valuable resources to offer for arts organizations and individual artists. SBA Regional Administrator Wendell Davis will present information you can use about PPP forgiveness, non-recourse debt programs and resources available about digital marketing from ‘MBAs Fight Covid.’ SBA experts will be answering attendee questions in the ‘chat’

10:00-11:00am
TechSoup 101
Tech Soup provides the connections, expertise, and resources to unlock the power of tech for social good. This presentation will provide an overview of how Tech Soup can support arts and culture organizations and artists in the areas of Tech Literacy, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce.
Expert: Cameron Jones, VP for Solutions and Services, TechSoup
Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 3
Thursday, December 10, 2020
9 - 11 AM
The Role of Art and Artists in Building Business and Communities
This module will focus on place-keeping and will feature case studies and actionable recommendations for cross-sector collaboration between municipalities, arts organizations and artists to build communities, spur the creative economy and to leverage arts and culture as a driver of activities in our cities.

Speakers:
Jonathan Berk, New England Director, Patronicity
Jonathan is a real estate consultant, attorney, and licensed broker pushing the frontiers of urban development. With special expertise in community-building and place-making, he works with both sophisticated and novice developers and investors to help them navigate complex development processes to realize their creative visions.

Beth Flowers, Executive Director, The AIR Institute
Beth is a national leader in the fields of arts professional development, community development, and entrepreneurship. As the creator and Director of the AIR Institute of Berea College, she is at the forefront of connecting artists and creatives to their communities in new ways that truly raise the value of art and creativity.

Lynne McCormack, National Director of Place-making, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
As head of the creative place-making program, Lynne oversees LISC’s many projects that bring arts and culture into the work of comprehensive community development. Before joining LISC, Lynne served as the director of Art, Culture and Tourism for the city of Providence. For over thirty years, she has worked at the intersection of arts and community, forging partnerships that brought grants, festivals, employment opportunities and increased funding for arts-based development to the city.