Through our annual convention, webinars, audioconferences, local and regional gatherings, networks and councils, and listservs, we provide experienced and emerging professionals with programs, ideas and tools that lead to success.
We know that local arts professionals are committed to expanding their professional skills and knowledge, but can't always travel to meetings and presentations so we have developed these high-quality, online professional development webinars. (Note: All webinars are free to Americans for the Arts Members.)
Local Arts Classroom
The Local Arts Classroom is a leadership development series that provides an opportunity for local arts leaders to master foundational concepts and build skills through exposure to current practice in the core areas of local arts development.
Every year we convene the largest gathering of arts and community leaders at our annual convention to explore critical issues in the arts.
National Arts Marketing
The National Arts Marketing Project hosts an annual conference designed specifically for arts marketers and fundraisers.
Board and Executive Director Symposium
This one-day leadership development program is for leaders in the local arts field who seek to hone leadership training and skills to deal with key challenges that face arts nonprofits. For more information contact email@example.com.
Local Arts Agency Executive Leadership Forum
The Executive Leadership Forum is a two-day intensive leadership development program for senior level staff in local arts agencies that seek executive leadership training to strengthen their skills and contribute to a dialogue on trends facing the field. For more information on this invitational leadership program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The speakers bureau provides experts who can discuss a variety of arts related topics including the economic and cultural development, arts education, workforce readiness, civic engagement, advocacy, international relations, and much more.
Training and Workshops
Whether you launching a local arts agency, developing a new service, or evaluating an existing program, Americans for the Arts staff can create a variety of customizable trainings and workshops to assist you. These sessions come in a variety of formats, and are flexible enough to meet your needs.