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The Business of the Arts

The Business of the Arts

The Business of the Arts Professional Development Series aims to provide knowledge and skills related to fundraising and development, marketing and public relations, legal concerns and entrepreneurship. Free workshops and seminars are led by accomplished professionals and subject matter experts.

Unless otherwise noted, workshop facilitators are independent professionals, not employees or affiliates of CAH or the District of Columbia government. The views expressed are their own and not necessarily those of CAH or the District of Columbia government.

Past Workshops

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Inclusion Best Practices in Arts Education Settings

This session will explore the design and implementation of arts education programs for both in-person and online environments that are inclusive for students of diverse ability, learning, communication, and processing styles. Session topics will include an overview of the philosophy and practice of inclusion, general classroom infrastructures, student supports and strategies, and tips for facilitating a culture of social inclusion and supporting positive behaviors. Attendees will gain ideas and resources that can be implemented within their classroom and program practice no matter where they are on their inclusion journey. 
Live, real-time captioning will be available for this workshop. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
10:30 am – 12:30 pm ET

 

Keeping Community Connected: Virtual Technology Roundtable

An open format virtual roundtable for leaders who have found innovative technological solutions in the time of Coronavirus, and those who’d like to ask questions. Think of it as a recipe exchange: bring ideas for some of the tools you've enjoyed using in the vitural world for programming, production or administrative work and "take some home" with you too!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:30 – 2:00 pm ET
Session Recording

Arts Organizations and Resilience: Sustaining Staff in Times of Crisis

A conversation about sustaining staff during compound crises, at lower capacity, while responding to increased needs of constituents.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
12:30 – 2:00 pm ET
Session Recording

New Realities: Navigating E-Commerce in the Arts 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET 
Session Recording

Identifying and using web commerce to support art practice and businesses.

Building Access to Public Art Placemaking
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Session Recording

A salon for an exchange with individual artists, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Main Streets, and Non-Profit Organizations. This conversation will build upon opportunities to grow the public art landscape in Washington, DC, supporting artists, and expanding the storytelling opportunities for neighborhoods.

Accessibility and Inclusion in the Arts 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Session Recording

Legal Issues for Artist Live Streaming
Co-Presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Session Recording
PowerPoint Presentation

The District's Landscape for Artists
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Session Recording

 


The Business of the Arts Professional Development Series refers to workshops organized by The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) that aim to provide CAH grantees (past, present, and future) knowledge and skills that will increase capabilities for successful grant writing, networking, advancing cultural democracy, and improving operation sustainability.

Unless otherwise noted, workshop facilitators are independent professionals, not employees or affiliates of CAH or the District of Columbia government. The views expressed are their own and not necessarily those of CAH or the District of Columbia government.