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.
Monday, Mar. 10, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Want to legally protect your band name or logo? What is (and is not) protected by a trademark? How long does trademark last? What is trademark registration? What can you do if someone violates your trademark? How can you use someone else’s trademark? Attorney Morris Turek will answer these questions (and more).
ANATOMY OF A CONTRACT
Monday, Mar. 31, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Although many of us still prefer to conduct our business on a handshake, vague verbal agreements can result in ugly misunderstandings. We’ll cover the basics and give you hands-on practice in the art of negotiation. Instructor: Attorney Adam Shulenberger.
Monday, Apr. 7, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Are you looking for studio or live/work space? Don’t sign on the dotted line yet. Attorney Thomas B. Smallwood, Stinson Leonard Street, will walk you through our sample commercial lease with the assistance of an expert panel of property owners and leasing agents.
QuickBooks Pro Basics for Nonprofit Arts Organizations
This hands-on training for PC users with little or no accounting or QuickBooks experience will be scheduled soon.
Accidental Arts Administrator
Monday, Apr. 21, 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) April 22, 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.
BoardLinkStL introduces committed individuals from diverse backgrounds to organizations that are seeking new board members. Its innovative website allows users to create profiles and start the matching process. Like match.com, BoardLinkStL brings people together. BoardLinkStl believes that successful matchmaking is based on clarifying expectations and building solid relationships. Its training component is designed to make “dating” lead to “long-term marriages.”
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.