California Arts Council

State of California

Conferences and Workshops

Conferences, workshops, webinars and training opportunities for arts administrators, educators and artists in California. To have us include a "Conferences & Workshops" item, please submit information to editor@arts.ca.gov .

 


Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (DIDC-B)
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 09-05-2017 thru 12-05-2017
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-b/
Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (also named Curriculum & Instruction preK-12 Dance-B). Continuing where DIDC-A leaves off, this course investigates the role of the teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing standards-based dance curricula in relevant and authentic ways. Participants learn a process for moving students from exploration through improvisation to composition in a manner that allows for maximum exploration, problem posing and solving, and choice making. In the process, they deepen their understanding of the elements of dance and forming. Course content includes choreographic devices, the principles of design, forms, contemporary learning theories, including constructivism. This course is mandatory for LDI certification. Prerequisite DIDC-A. $525. Offered as a semester-long course September 5-December 5, 2017 on Tuesdays 6-9pm. Offered as a week-long intensive August 6-10, 2018, 9am-5pm. $525, $550 for summer 2018. Register

Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization
UMassAmherst Arts Extension Service
Online
Date: 09-06-2017 thru 12-06-2017
Early Registration: 08-30-2017
Website: http://www.umass.edu/aes/course-overview/section/class/greening-your-nonprofit-arts-organization-41308
Instructor: Diana Boyle-Clapp

The arts have always been on the forefront of change, and never has change been more required than today. Whether your organization needs to cut its facility costs, be first in line for donation dollars, wants to go green to fulfill its mission, serve as a community example, or do all of the above, this class is for you. We will determine which changes: are easy to institute, provide the greatest cost saving, really reduce your carbon footprint, and involve and build credibility with your audiences. From organizing your Green Team to evaluating the products you use, creating your energy use survey to conducting a cost-benefit analysis, this class is very hands-on, and concludes with a final Green plan be tailored to the unique needs of your institution. All course work is applied to a case study organization, which may be your own organization or one where you volunteer. See Dee's bio for her greening credentials. Part of the Online Certificate of Arts Management.

Contact the Arts Extension Service at aes@acad.umass.edu with any questions.



Business Model Design and Branding for Creative Enterprises
Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 12-02-2017
Website: http://www.cciarts.org/cgi/page.cgi/calendar.html?evt=699
Marlon Fuentes brings design thinking and lean startup methods to the forefront of his work as a multi-disciplinary designer, researcher, and entrepreneur.

Design thinking as applied to the creation of business models and brand marketing has proven to be a powerful tool for creative entrepreneurs in all sectors. In this 6-hour innovation sprint, you will learn how to explore new ways of making revenue that incorporate social and environmental benefits that matter to you, using tools developed by top business schools and design strategists.

This is an opportunity for you and your team to not only arrive at new business models and brand strategies, but also hone the skills necessary to facilitate the conversation for ongoing iteration and communication. Learn the skills taught at the Stanford Business School, Stanford D.School, Wharton School of Business, as well as marketing strategies developed by brands such as BuzzFeed and Fuentes Creativas.



Informational Webinar: Applying for a California Arts Council Grant
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 12-05-2017
Website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2083797021766910466
This grants webinar will give an overview of the California Arts Council's 2017-18 grant programs, highlighting some changes and new additions to our grant offerings. The programs staff will review the application process, provide some tips for grant writing success, and answer questions from the public.

Always Use Protection! Submitting Your Ideas Without Getting Ripped Off
California Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA
Date: 12-05-2017
Website: https://www.showclix.com/event/cla-protecting-your-ideas-12-5-17
Always Use Protection! - Submitting Your Ideas Without Getting Ripped Off

With Paul I. Menes, Esq.

Just about everyone at one time or another has come up with an idea for a TV show, product or service. They are aware of how much money can be made in such endeavors, figure their ideas are as good as anyone else's, if not better, and decide to take a shot at making their dreams of fame and fortune a reality. But, there are great dangers to you and your submission unless you know the protections that are available and how to use them. Without protection, the consequences can be life altering and very expensive. One can contract the dreaded STD - Submission Theft Disorder. This is characterized by such symptoms as: seeing your idea appear on store shelves, on television or in movie theaters; not seeing any money, credit or attribution for your idea being brought to the masses. Avoid STDs and attend this workshop! A lot can be done to protect your idea before and during submission, avoiding STD and the burning feeling of seeing someone else take and benefit from your brilliance, forethought, hard work and creativity.

Presenter: Paul I. Menes, Esq. is the Co-Head of Entertainment and Media at ADLI Law Group. Paul is a transactional lawyer with a business mindset. He's always focused on his clients' overall, long term objectives, not just on the individual transactions or matters that form only a part of them. This business mindset comes in part from his practical experience on the business and creative side of entertainment and media projects. He understands how the delicate balance between these elements needs to be accommodated in a deal/contract. Pail has provided "Creative Solutions for Creative People", to his clients in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia over 35 years. stories.

When:
Tue. Dec 5, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

Where:
California Lawyers for the Arts LA
12304 Santa Monica Blvd, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Cost: $20.00

RSVP at: https://www.showclix.com/event/cla-protecting-your-ideas-12-5-17



Grants for Arts and Justice – JUMP StArts and Reentry Through the Arts
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 12-12-2017
Website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/230003925509434882
Programs Officer Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D. will give an overview of the CAC Jump StArts and Reentry Through the Arts grant programs that focus on arts programming for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated This webinar will highlight program similarities and differences, as well as changes to the guidelines from the previous grant cycles and new partnership opportunities. Organizations that are already engaged in the work, as well as those just beginning to cultivate partnerships, are encouraged to attend!

Arts Education Grant Opportunities at the CAC
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 12-19-2017
Website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/275879948666809346
Arts Education Programs Specialist Josy Miller, Ph.D. hosts a webinar dedicated to the four arts education grant strands at the CAC: Extension, Exposure, Artists in Schools, and Professional Development. In addition to becoming informed about the distinctions between each grant strand, and which proposals are the best fit for each program, participants will and have the opportunity to pose specific questions about eligibility, application content, budget requirements, and project structure.

Family Dance Institute
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 01-04-2018 thru 01-06-2018
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/family-dance-institute/
An in-depth exploration of relationship-building through the art of dance. Course content includes attachment theory, early development theory (0-5 year olds), brain research and neurological patterns, play theories, working with parents. Teaching artists, early education teachers, therapists, dance educators, parents and social justice workers learn to create engaging dance curriculum that fosters trust and connection. No prerequisite.

CAC Cultural Pathways Grant Program Informational Webinar
California Arts Council
Online Webinar
Date: 01-09-2018
Website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6686734227019451138
Arts Program Specialist Jason Jong hosts an informational webinar about the CAC's Cultural Pathways grant program for small and emerging organizations rooted in communities of color, recent immigrant and refugee communities, or tribal and indigenous groups. Jason will give an overview of the program including details on the application process, budget requirements and support materials needed.

Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement
California Lawyers for the Arts
Venice, CA
Date: 01-23-2018
Website: https://www.showclix.com/event/cla-la-publishing-agreements-1-23-18
Reading Between the Lines of a Publishing Agreement

With Paul S. Levine, Esq.

The nuts and bolts of the business of writing are as essential to a writer's success as the writer's work itself. Join CLA and attorney Paul S. Levine to learn about: The principles of copyright law as the underpinnings of all writing; The roles of agents and lawyers, the process of obtaining them and the means of compensating them; The contents of a typical collaboration agreement and why such a contract is an absolute necessity; Typical publishing agreement clauses dealing with royalties, advances, rights granted and rights withheld, etc.; and The editing process: what happens if the publisher rejects the manuscript, the publisher's ultimate acceptance of the manuscript, actual publication after acceptance, and promotion and publicity.


Presenter: Paul S. Levine, Esq. "wears two hats" - he is a lawyer (www.paulslevine.com) and a literary agent (www.paulslevinelit.com). Mr. Levine has practiced entertainment law for over 36 years, specializing in the representation of writers, producers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, artists, authors, photographers, galleries, publishers, developers, production companies and theatre companies in the fields of motion pictures, television, interactive multimedia, live stage, recorded music, concerts, the visual arts, publishing, and advertising. In 1998, Mr. Levine opened the Paul S. Levine Literary Agency, specializing in the representation of book authors and the sale of motion picture and television rights in and to books. Since starting his literary agency, Mr. Levine has sold over 100 adult, young adult, and children's fiction and non-fiction books to at least 50 different publishers and has had many books developed as movies-for-television, television series, and feature films.

When:
Tue. Jan 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

Where:
Beyond Baroque
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Cost: $20.00

RSVP at: https://www.showclix.com/event/cla-la-publishing-agreements-1-23-18



Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity
LUNA Dance Institute
Berkeley, CA
Date: 02-24-2018
Website: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/dance-education-forum-focus-on-equity/
This community roundtable brings together artists and educators to discuss and share the promises and pitfalls of creating, developing and sustaining high quality dance education practices. Join local artists, educators and activists in this discussion in race, power and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable. No prerequisite.