We offer affordable workshops for individual arts and arts organizations and are pleased to promote other educational programs of interest to the arts community. Can't afford to pay? Please contact us to request a scholarship. Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar.
Our fall schedule will be announced in August.
Accidental Arts Administrator
Monday, Apr. 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Are you a choreographer who runs a dance company? Did you major in philosophy or art history? Are you someone with a 9-5 job who serves as the treasurer of an arts organization in your “spare” time? You’re an accidental arts administrator! This workshop, which is co-presented by the Arts and Education Council, Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission, will cover working with a board of directors, marketing, fund-raising and financial management. Participants receive a 100-page manual, and refreshments are served.
Strategic Planning Fundamentals (bonus session) May 6, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Too many strategic plans sit on a shelf and gather dust. Based on “The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World” by David La Piana, this interactive, jargon-free workshop will help you develop an approach to planning that answers your organization’s big questions and enables your staff and board members to think and act strategically.
Accidental Arts Administrator workshops are held in the Regional Arts Commission’s building, 6128 Delmar, across from the Pageant. Advance registration is $20 per organization plus $5 for each additional person from the same organization who attends. Registration at the door is $40 per person. Tuition covers both sessions. Sorry, no discounts for attending just one session.
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Readiness to Serve
This interactive two-hour session provides an overview of the nonprofit sector and the basic roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards. Individuals learn how to determine if a nonprofit organization will be a good fit and how to create an online profile that will make you an attractive board prospect.
Readiness to Recruit
This workshop prepares organizations to identify, meet and elect new board members and provides guidance on using our online matching tool. The interactive two-hour session provides an overview of the basic roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and offers strategies for successful recruitment. Participants learn how to create a persuasive online profile that accurately reflects their organization’s mission, programs and leadership needs.
For a schedule and registration information, please visit BoardLinkStL.