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NEWS: Madeline Adkins Appointed As Music Director For 2018-2019 Season (NOVA)

Media ContactKristin Rector | Executive Director | [email protected] | 801.556.2241Madeline Adkins Appointed As Music Director For 2018-2019 SeasonFollowing a restructuring of NOVA’s Artistic staffing needs, Madeline Adkins will joinNOVA Chamber Music Series in a new role as Music Director for the 2018-2019 season.SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 19, 2017) –NOVA Chamber Music Series (NOVA),announced that Madeline Adkins has been appointed as Music Director for the 2018-2019 season.This new one-year appointment is a result of the Board of Directors’ recentrestructuring of NOVA’s artistic staffing needs. In this position, Adkins will create aprogrammatic vision that is unique, accessible yet challenging, and relevant to thegreater Salt Lake City community.In addition to the Music Director position, the Board of Directors’ worked closely withJason Hardink, current Artistic Director, to create the new position of Artistic Advisorwhich Hardink will assume on July 1, 2018. In this position, Hardink will provide upperlevel artistic management for NOVA by influencing NOVA’s long-term artistic vision andby providing articulation of said vision to NOVA staff and the public. This restructuringwill allow the positions of Music Director and Artistic Advisor to work closely together inorder to maintain artistic synergy with previous seasons while allowing the freedom fornew passions and interests to influence NOVA programming.Francis V. Hanson, Board Chair stated, “NOVA is grateful for Hardink’s vision andwillingness to continue serving the organization in this new and original way. The Boardof Trustees is excited about the fresh perspective that Madeline Adkins will bring to ouraudiences, and for the new experiences that this blend of positions will offer. We arethrilled to pioneer this new model, and build on the innovative spirit and creativity thathas kept NOVA successful and relevant to our community for 40 years.” Hailed as "deliciously exuberant" by the Baltimore Sun, violinist Madeline Adkins hasestablished herself as equally at home in the spheres of solo performance, chambermusic, and orchestral playing. In September 2016, Adkins assumed her new post asConcertmaster of the Utah Symphony under Maestro Thierry Fischer. She made herconcerto debut with the Utah Symphony in November 2016, performing Prokofiev'sViolin Concerto No. 2. which was immediately followed with her NOVA debut on December 4, performing music by Francis Poulenc and Olivier Messiaen. Most recentlyshe was the featured soloist on NOVA’s 40 th Anniversary opening concert at LibbyGardner performing Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, opus 21.Prior to her Utah Symphony appointment, Adkins was the Associate Concertmaster ofthe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra."I am thrilled to be joining NOVA as Music Director for the 2018-19 season!” statedMadeline Adkins. “Since I arrived in Utah last year, I have been incredibly impressed bythe extremely high quality of the concerts, the sophistication and adventurous spirit ofour audiences, and Jason Hardink's compelling artistic vision. I want to thank the Boardfor inviting me to become part of this vibrant organization!"“The board and I are tremendously excited about bringing Madeline on to the NOVAteam,” said Jason Hardink. “She is a charismatic and dynamic leader, and we are lookingforward to having her direct our artistic planning next season, we can’t wait to see whatmusic she programs!” About NOVA Chamber Music SeriesThe mission of the NOVA Chamber Music Series is to celebrate the vast chamber musicrepertoire performed by Utah's finest resident artists through concerts, commissions ofnew works, educational programs, and recordings. The 40 th Anniversary Season isgenerously sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

Rainer Eudeikis UT Symphony, Principal Cello featured in works by C.P.E Bach & Messiaen @ Libby Gardner Concert Hall (November 19)

View this email in your browser Rainer Eudeikis - Sunday, November 19 Rainer Eudeikis joined the Utah Symphony as principal cellist in 2014, following completion of his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has also been principal cellist of the Mainly Mozart Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Central City Opera, and has performed with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada as guest principal cellist.He will be featured in pieces by two profoundly important composers, C.P.E. Bach and Olivier Messiaen. Both artists worked during periods when accepted attitudes about music and culture underwent rapid transformation, and both played immense roles in shaping the minds of successive generations of composers.Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq 172 | Carl Philip Emanuel Bach (1714-88)Rainer Eudeikis solo cello Claude Halter, Joseph Evans, Alex Martin first violin  Karen Wyatt, Julie Wunderle second violin Joel Gibbs viola | Joyce Yang celloJens Tenbroek bass | Jason Hardink harpsichordQuatuor pour la fin du temps | Olivier Messiaen (1908-92)Rainer Eudeikis cello Claude Halter violin  Erin Svoboda clarinetKimi Kawashima piano  Limited Ticket Offer Students FREE | Adults $20 | Seniors $18Use NOVA1119 by 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 18 to receive 15% off your ticket order. Buy Tickets Now Les Roka Preview In UT ReviewNOVA Chamber Music Series sets outstanding Utah Symphony musicians for works by C.P.E. Bach and Olivier Messiaen. Read Preview   Pre-Concert TalkArtistic Director Jason Hardink will deliver a pre-concert talk on C.P.E Bach and Messiaen. Hardink wrote his doctoral thesis on Messiaen and will spend much of the discussion offering listeners background and musical examples from the Quartet for the End of Time.Room 270 | 2:30 PM    Copyright © 2017 NOVA Chamber Music Series, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:PO Box 52092Salt Lake City, Utah 84152Want to change how you receive these emails?You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah Chase Museum Opening Gala (Nov. 18

We are excited to have PEAU's 1st museum exhibit opening this Saturday at Chase Museum in Liberty Park.  Cultural Protocol and food opens the exhibit at 6pm and exhibit will be open until February 2018.  We hope to see you there, Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ouPacific Island Knowledge 2  Action Resources (PIK2AR)Executive Director [email protected] "It enriches everyone's life when there is shared knowledge of others' cultures"Kava TalksUtah Pacific Island Heritage Month SLC Pacific Island Business AllianceUtah Pacific Island Film Series Pacific Island Womens Mutual Empowerment Support Group MENTORING PARTNERSHIPS PEAU, Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah, The Island Wave Podcast, Utah Podcasters United. Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) is an asset based community organization whose mission is to Build Alliances and Bridge Communities Education, Resources and Opportunities to Eliminate Violence, Improve Economic Development, Preserve & Promote ALL Pacific Island  Heritages for Improved Community Health.


No Images? Click here Rio Grande Winter Market Saturday's, 10AM - 2PMRio Grande Depot Give thanks to your local farmers and food producers this Saturday at the Rio Grande Winter Market. Set your Thanksgiving table with the best local produce, grass fed meats, cheese, dairy and small batch products. See what's fresh at   Gallivan Ice Skating Rink Opening Day Friday, Nov 17th @ 6PMGallivan Center One of downtown's favorite holiday traditions is now open! The Gallivan ice skating rink provides great views of the city and is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. See all hours at   John Cleese Live on Stage Saturday, Nov 18th @7PMEccles Theater Join John Cleese for a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail followed by a Q & A session! Don't miss your opportunity to see this comedic legend live on stage.  Get your tickets at   Thanksgiving Downtown Don't feel like cooking at home for Thanksgiving? Head downtown and let some of our amazing restaurants cook for you! You can also swing by Harmon's to pick up some prepared home cooked meals. Click on the links below to browse the different deals:HarmonsFincaBambaraTexas De BrazilJ Wong'sBuca di Beppo    Broadway Theatre Showtimes:   Staff Pick of the Week:   LOVING VINCENT:      12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:10 THE SQUARE:      12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:00  WONDERSTRUCK:      12:05, 7:00* *Followed by a Q & A with Millie Simmonds on SAT 11/18**The 12:05 and 7:00 shows on TUE 11/21 will be presented with Open Captioning THE FLORIDA PROJECT:      4:45, 2:25, 9:30 LADY BIRD:      12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:55, 9:20 KILLING OF A SACRED DEER:      11:55, 2:15, 7:00*, 9:20*No 7:00 show on MON 11/20 JANE:     12:15, 2:05, 4:05, 7:05*The 7:05 show on TUE 11/21 will be free for those 21 and younger Tickets available at   Entertainment Station The Depot:The Devil Makes Three - Nov 17th, 9PMFlying Lotus in 3D - Nov 18th, 9PMJai Wolf - Nov 20th, 8PMMolotov - Nov 21st, 8PM The Complex:De La Ghetto - Nov 18th, 7:30PMCannibal Corpse - Nov 20th, 7PMCitizen - Nov 21st, 6:30PM Vivint Smart Home Arena:Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Nov 21st, 4PM & 8PM Tickets available at   Downtown Alliance175 East 400 South #600Salt Lake City, Utah 84111Phone: (801) 359-5118   Like    Tweet    Share    Forward  Preferences  |  Unsubscribe

BREAKING NEWS: House Passes Tax Reform; Charitable Giving Hurt – Take Action!

Dear Utah,What’s Happening with Tax ReformToday, the U.S. House voted along party-lines to pass their tax reform bill (H.R. 1) by a vote of 227-205.The bill contains a number of provisions harmful to charitable organizations and the arts: Overwhelming majority of taxpayers would no longer have access to make tax-deductible charitable contributions. That charitable tax deduction would be limited to the wealthiest 5% of taxpayers. Entertainment, amusement, recreation and membership dues expenses related to a business purpose or meeting would be repealed. Doubling exemptions and ultimate full repeal of the estate tax, which has historically generated major gifts to charities. Elimination of the teacher supplies and instructional materials deduction. Repeal of options to treat musical compositions and copyrights in musical works as capital assets. Repeal of the historic tax credit. In sum, Congress is rushing to pass far-reaching tax reform that would have a very negative impact on charitable giving. The latest analysis of the House bill by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that charities, including nonprofit arts organizations, could see a staggering loss of up to $20 billion annually. The resulting loss in charitable giving will cause significant consequences for the health of America's nonprofit organizations and the communities we serve.Latest Timeline:Meanwhile, the Senate is working on a separate bill. This week, the Senate is continuing its consideration in committee, including working through hundreds of amendments. (If your senator serves on that Senate committee, you’ve heard from us already this week, as these senators are the only ones able to vote on amendments right now. Thank you for taking action.)Now that the House has passed their bill, the Senate anticipates passing their version after the Thanksgiving holiday. These actions will set up a negotiation between the House and Senate. All of this work is an attempt to pass a final bill before the end of the year.Congress needs to hear from you. Make your voice heard. Tax reform happens once in a generation. For over 100 years, the U.S. tax code has encouraged charity, benefiting the millions of Americans who access services provided by nonprofit organizations. Help #ProtectGiving.         1000 Vermont Avenue NW6th FloorWashington DC . 20005T 202.371.2830F 202.371.0424  One East 53rd Street . 2nd FloorNew York NY . 10022T 212.223.2787F 212.980.4857  [email protected]g  If you were forwarded this email from a friend, click here to subscribe to receive alerts!Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.


Trees of Diversity Walk &Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams Art Exhibit Trees of Diversity Walk For over a decade, the Trees of Diversity exhibit has brought communities together in the celebration of various holiday traditions. The trees represent both different countries and religious backgrounds, but also family & community traditions. This year, the trees have been placed throughout the building, offering a chance to take in the sight of our newly expanded lower level that is also featuring a winter art exhibit. The walk is open during winter concerts/markets and UCCC business hours, beginning November 16. Winter Art ShowA fun addition to this year's Trees of Diversity Walk is the Winter Scenes & Holiday Dreams art exhibit. The spirit of the season will adorn the Lower Level Gallery, with nearly 40 watercolors and oils featuring Snowscapes, Christmas scenes, and Holiday Gatherings. All artwork is for sale, so there are plenty of gift options for the art aficionado on your list. The Winter Art Show is open during winter concerts/markets and UCCC business hours, beginning November 16. 

Join us #GivingTuesday for the Spy Hop Crew Party! @Spy Hop Studio (Nov. 28)

Start the Holiday season off right with #GivingTuesday!   Jump into the holiday spirit on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 28th!This is a great day to give back to your favorite nonprofits, like Spy Hop, and to make those year-end tax deductible donations. On #GivingTuesday join us in at our studio in downtown SLC. Check out our students’ latest creations, talk to students about their Spy Hop experience, see the plans for our new digs, and give to your favorite Youth Digital Arts Media Center. Join the Spy Hop Crew by becoming a sustaining donor and support creative youth across the state of Utah.The Spy Hop Crew is comprised of sustaining, monthly donors. The support of these monthly donors helps provide countless hours of programing, tuition for student scholarships and professional equipment for our studios. To join the Crew you can give $5 a month or $500, both are welcome and directly support Spy Hop programming. Details:Tuesday, November 28, 2018Spy Hop Studio, 669 S West Temple, Suite 202 (2nd floor) SLC, UT5 - 7 PM | All are welcome | RSVP recommendedBeverages, light refreshments, student work and the chance to join the Spy Hop Crew!   RSVP Today!   Can't make it? Donate today! All donations are welcome whether it is to join the Crew or as a one-time donation. Your support is key to supporting creative youth across the state! Donate Today!

RDT's TOP BILL @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Nov. 16-18)

TOP BILL NOVEMBER 16-18, 2017 // 7:30 PMRose Wagner Performing Arts Center Tickets: $30* | $15 for seniors & students *Tickets increase $5 day of show.   RDT presents TOP BILL // November 16-18, 2017 RDT spotlights work by its most prolific alumni choreographer, William "Bill" Evans, a magnetic dance-maker known for his versatility and style. TOP BILL features an eclectic range of music from Vivaldi to Utah's own 3hattrio plus a tribute to the "King of Swing" Mr. Benny Goodman. East Indian, tap, and electronic rhythms will make this entertaining and nostalgic evening of dance unforgettable. FOR BETTY - (1970) A delightful and upbeat piece choreographed for Dr. Elizabeth Hayes, former Chair of the Modern Dance Department at the University of Utah.  SUITE BENNY (1987) Suite Benny honors Benny Goodman with an upbeat, ballroom-style piece. This entertaining piece brings back the nostalgia of the 1930s and 40s with tunes like "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Sing, Sing, Sing." CRIPPLED UP BLUES - (2015) Crippled Up Blues pairs Evans and Emmy Award-winning musician/folklorist Hal Cannon of 3hattrio. As a native Utahn, Evans brings his artistic sensibility and love for the region into focus around stories of the unique places and people who live here. ALTERNATING CURRENT (1982) This dramatic and lyrical duet has been called "electrically charged" and "mesmerizing." TIN-TAL (1974) Tin-Tal, choreographed in 1974, has been called an "Evans' staple," technically demanding and hypnotic with its undulations and spins to Indian music by Mahapurush Misra. THREE PRELUDES, (TAP SOLO BY WILLIAM "BILL" EVANS) Evans, along with Savion Glover and Brenda Bufalino, was named one of the top three tap dancers in the world by a Dance Magazine Readers Poll.  Get Tickets   Learn more... The RDT Blog Hear from the choreographer himself on his artistic process & what this retrospective program means to him here> RDT is excited to honor a Salt Lake City dance legend with this concert, Janet Muse Gray. Read more>> RDT will be performing this show for 1,000 students this week. Check out the Study Guide they receive before attending. Download it here>>   TOP BILL in the press The Utah Review: Repertory Dance Theatre’s Top Bill promises a holiday homecoming celebration of danceDeseret News:  Utah-native dancer and U. grad returns to headline RDT's 'Top Bill' Salt Lake Tribune: He’s their ‘Top Bill’ — Repertory Dance Theatre celebrates renowned alum William ‘Bill’ Evans     DINNER, DANCING & A SHOW - November 17, 2017 Dinner, Dancing & a Show November 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm  Join William "Bill" Evans for an evening of dancing, dinner, and a show. Evans will teach to patrons ballroom movement inspired by Evans' "Suite Benny," a tribute to Benny Goodman. This event is for any level or any age. Then follow it up with some pizza in the studio, compliments of HOME SLICE, before you head over into the theater to see TOP BILL. Couples or singles welcome! Learn More   Share that you're going to TOP BILL and invite your friends! Share Tweet Forward

call for artists: Kimball Arts Festival (deadline March 1)

  Apply today to be an artist at the 49th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival August 3-5, 2018 on Park City's Historic Main Street The Kimball Arts Festival is Utah's longest-running visual arts festival and is one of the most highly regarded art events in the West. Each year, a new panel of 12 judges reviews and scores the applicants, inviting the best of the best across 12 disciplines to participate. “This Festival is unbelievably good. We sold more than ever and at excellent prices. We appreciate that we are treated as business people as well as artists. Keep doing what you’re doing. It is working!” - 2017 Participating Artist “This show is a well-oiled machine! Every part of it was very organized as well as personable. It's hard to get both together. I love the festive atmosphere with music at both ends of the show. There was good energy from the beginning to the end. All of the artists were very courteous to each other. I hope I can be accepted every year.”  - 2017 Participating Artist Benefits of Applying Comprehensive print, digital, broadcast and social media marketing plan to promote the event through local, in-state and out-of-state outlets Printed color program, website listings with links, interactive mobile map and website Advertising opportunities for artists Discounts on lodging and free parking 2017 Kimball Arts Festival Highlights Over $1.1 Million in art sales and $20.7 Million in total state economic impact 233 artists accepted representing 34 states, plus Canada 53,000 visitors to Historic Main Street during the three-day Festival Over 31 million media impressions 57% of attendees were from Utah, 43% from out-of-town 2,164 volunteer hours completed by 355 volunteers All applications due by March 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Apply Here             

The SAANBox - November 15, 2017

    November 15, 2017       Federal News   Local News   ARTicle   SAANBox Recommended Read   Bulletin Board   Tech Talk   SAANBox Note   National Arts Action Summit: Arts Advocacy Day 2018March 12-13, 2018Grand HyattWashington, DC The 31st Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public PolicyMarch 12, 2018The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtsWashington, DC 2018 Annual ConventionJune 15 - 17, 2018Hyatt Regency DenverDenver, ColoradoNational Arts Marketing Project ConferenceNovember 9-12, 2018The Westin SeattleSeattle, Washington   SAAN Spring 2018 Meeting March 11, 2018 Grand HyattWashington, DC SAAN 2018 Summer MeetingJune 15, 2018Hyatt Regency DenverDenver, ColoradoSAAN 2018 Fall Meeting November 1-3, 2018Baltimore, MD   If you have any events to be posted, please contact Lizzie Dorman [email protected]       Search Back Issues   Print Friendly Newsletter   Federal News Congress is acting quickly to pass federal tax reform bills through the House and Senate that would negatively impact charitable giving.The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote this Thursday, November 16 on its tax reform bill. H.R.1. proposes the following changes to the tax code: severely limiting the charitable tax deduction only for itemizers; the repeal of the Historic Tax Credit; the exclusion of the Artist-Museum Partnership Act (H.R. 1830 and S. 1174); repeal for musical compositions and copyrights; proposed repeal of the estate tax in the next 5 years and an immediate doubling of tax exclusion; and State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.Then, on November 13, 2017, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) unveiled the Senate version of the tax reform bill that includes the same restrictions on the charitable tax deduction to only the wealthiest 5% of taxpayers; charities could see a loss of up to $13.1 billion in contributions annually. Congress' own Joint Committee on Taxation projects that the House and Senate's newly envisioned tax structures would reduce charitable gifts that taxpayers deduct from their tax return by nearly $100 billion.Many amendments have been filed such as the Stabenow-Wyden Amendment for a universal charitable deduction offered by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). In the House, Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) sponsored the Universal Charitable Giving Act.Congress continues to move towards passing comprehensive tax reform before the end of the year. Tax reform of this scale has not occurred since 1986. For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts Mobilization Center.   Local News Post the fatal clash of antifascist and white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville regarding a Confederate memorial to General Robert E. Lee in August 2017, an ongoing nationwide debate continues over how cities and communities handle the removal of controversial public monuments. New York City formed a committee that is reviewing the city's public statuary, plaques, and monuments. The committee's co-chairs are Tom Finkelpearl, commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. Mayor Bill di Blasio appointed the commission in September and gave the committee 90 days to come up with "guidelines on how the city should address monuments seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City."Since then, the committee posted an online survey for the public to weigh in in how to handle controversial monuments. The city's committee is now organizing a series of public meetings, one in each of the city's five boroughs, to take place to have an open community-driven dialogue.Commissioner Finkelpearl commented: "Our public spaces belong to New Yorkers, and their input is crucial to the monuments commission's work. As we develop guidelines around public art and monuments, we need to hear their thoughts on the best way to foster public spaces that reflect who we are as New Yorkers. Through these public hearings and our online survey, we're making sure this important conversation is grounded in the ideas, thoughts and concerns of the people who call our city home."     ARTicle The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced on November 7, 2017 that it will provide $3 million in funding to acquire 100,000 square feet of space for arts groups by the end of 2018. The three-year grant is part of the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), a nonprofit group that was started in 2013 to protect San Francisco Bay Area arts and cultural organizations from displacement. The funding will allow CAST to expand and prioritize its work in Oakland to create permanently affordable spaces for arts organizations. The grant will also help CAST continue its work in San Francisco. CAST's earliest undertaking was securing permanent and affordable spaces for two San Francisco arts organizations: The Luggage Store Gallery and CounterPulse.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf commented, "Our artists and cultural organizations are increasingly vulnerable to displacement due to Oakland's rising real estate costs. As Oakland grows and changes, one of my key priorities is to keep Oakland's creative voices as a significant and vital presence in our city."     SAANBox Recommended Read   Check out the "Review of Evidence: Arts Integration Research Through the Lens of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)" written by Meredith J. Ludwig, Andrea Boyle, and Jim Lindsay of the American Institutes for Research, which was financially supported by the Wallace Foundation. This report scours research on activities that use arts to improve student achievement—an approach known as arts integration—and identifies those that qualify for federal education funding.     Bulletin Board §  Thank you to all SAAN members who attended the Fall 2017 meeting in Denver, CO! Please provide your feedback to the meeting by completing this brief survey. Meeting materials will soon be available on the SAAN members-only page. §  To learn more about Americans for the Arts' State Policy Pilot Program Briefing and Summit on November 3, 2017 in Denver, CO, please visit the recorded livestream presentations here, and read the final report and state case studies here. §  Join us in Washington, D.C. for Arts Advocacy Day 2018 and the 31st Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy on March 12-13, 2018! Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations along with more than 700 arts advocates from across the country to experience one day of intensive advocacy training from the experts followed by a full day of meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress. Registration begins December 5, 2017.For more information, check out Be sure to check out the Arts Advocacy Day 2017 wrap-up page to see photos, watch videos, and access valuable advocacy resources.    §  Americans for the Arts is now hiring in its Washington, D.C. office!Please share the following open positions with your community and networks. The open positions are:Arts Marketing Programs Manager [Close Date: Open Until Filled]Local Arts Advancement Programs Manager [Close Date: Open Until Filled]     Tech Talk Upcoming Events from ArtsU §  Virtual Conversation: How Arts Vibrant Is Your Community?Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00pm EasternHealthy communities have healthy arts communities. Learn about NCAR's Arts Vibrancy Index which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. Find out where your community falls on the related Heat Map, with rank scores on all measures for every U.S. county. Understand what makes a city vibrant in the arts and the different elements that come into play to foster that vibrancy. Discuss how communities can boost vibrancy and why it matters to their overall health.Presenter: Zannie Voss (Director, National Center for Arts Research) §  Member Briefing: Arts & Education PolicyMonday, November 27, 2017 at 3:00pm EasternHear directly from Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager about the latest in arts ed policy at all levels. Join us for this members only 30 minute call to discuss the latest updates, implications for arts, and what you can do to support Arts Ed. If you will be viewing the live event on your ipad or iphone you will need to download the MobileMeetings APP By E-STREAM.COM, Inc. and enter the meeting number: 775248.Presenter: Jeff Poulin (Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts)Moderator: Bridget Woodbury (Membership Marketing Coordinator, Americans for the Arts) §  Webinar: Tools of the Trade—What Happens After A Disaster? Help Self-Employed Artists And MoreWednesday, November 29, 2017 at 3:00pm EasternRecent disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in California underscore the need to support and strengthen our national recovery framework, including tool recovery for self-employed workers, such as musicians, carpenters, landscapers, and craft artists.For several years, CERF+, the nation's leading nonprofit organization focused on safeguarding artists' livelihoods, has been pursuing a change in FEMA regulations to allow self-employed workers to be eligible for tool replacement under FEMA's Other Needs Assistance. Current FEMA regulations explicitly state that self-employed workers are ineligible for this important assistance. To be clear, we are talking about workers who work alone or with one or two assistants, such as musicians, carpenters, surveyors, photographers, craft artists, and more.Small businesses of a larger scale are often better served by current Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance. But, individual workers tend to fall through the crack between SBA and FEMA assistance. They often receive no help at all. After a disaster, we know that it is imperative that workers quickly secure the tools they need to earn a living so they can salvage their businesses. Data shows that this would also be a cost-saving measure for the government by enabling self-employed workers to get back to work more quickly and stay off public assistance during disaster recovery.Join this webinar to learn more about this work, the problem, the solution (which is included in legislation pending before Congress: Section 108 of the CREATE Act, S.661/H.R.1649), and how you can help!Learning Objectives:1) Learn about the work that's occurred2) Understand the problem & situation, and how artists are impacted3) Find out how you can help enact changePresenters: Ann S. Graham (Executive Director, Texans for the Arts) and Craig Nutt (Adviser on Policy and Government Relations, CERF+) Free Nonprofit Webinars from Network for Good §  #NFGTips: Writing Your Best Fundraising AppealTuesday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm EasternTo create an effective year-end appeal, you must deliver a compelling message to your donors. Join us for a free 30-minute webinar where you can discover the best way to tell your nonprofit's story and write an appeal letter that inspires donors to give big. §  Nonprofit 911: The Procrastinator's Guide to End of Year FundraisingThursday, November 30, 2017 at 1:00pm EasternHello year-end fundraising! December 31 will be here before we know it. Forget how many shopping days we have left. What about your year-end fundraising campaign? Did all your efforts to plan early fall short? We've got your back. Join us and our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE, for the procrastinator's survival guide to year-end fundraising. This webinar is loaded with last-minute tips to boost your final fundraising push of 2017.We'll cover the low-hanging fruit, including:- How to simplify your donation form.- How to increase online donations.- How to develop a thank you landing page that makes your donors feel like heroes.- Email autoresponders that reinforce your campaign.- The number-one underused, inexpensive tool to ask for year-end gifts and ask scripts.     SAANBox Note The final SAANBox issue of the year will be on December 13, 2017. The SAANBox will return in the New Year on January 10, 2018.                 Washington, DC Office1000 Vermont Avenue NW, 6th FloorWashington, DC 20005T 202.371.2830 | F 202.371.0424 New York City OfficeOne East 53rd StreetNew York, NY 10022T 212.223.2787 | F 212.980.4857 Visit Us Online:[email protected]  Manage Subscriptions   Unscubscribe From List   Unscubscribe From All Having problems managing your subscription, e-mail us at [email protected]     To unsubscribe from the SAANBOX-L list, click the following link: