Newsletter: What's New in ArtsU? October 2016

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What’s New in ArtsU?

Upcoming Live Web Events




National Creative Conversation

On Facebook (Tuesday, 10/25 9pm ET)

October is National Arts & Humanities Month! Celebrate with us and join our National Creative Conversation on Facebook. This is your chance to connect and chat with other arts advocates across the country about the arts in our communities. The hour-long conversation will be driven by a series of questions around the topic "Where are the arts popping up in your community?"

Learn more about National Arts & Humanities Month and how you can get involved at

Conversation Curator:


Ruby Lopez Harper,

Director of Local Arts Services,

Americans for the Arts









Arts Advocacy Best Practices with Stan Rosenberg:

Pre & Post Election Activities for 501(c)3 Organizations

Live Webinar (Wednesday, 10/19 3pm ET)

Join Americans for the Arts Fellow Senator Stan Rosenberg, President of the Massachusetts Senate, as he discusses what arts organizations should be doing to prepare for the November elections. Senator Rosenberg will provide an overview of pre and post-election activities and highlight what election activities 501(c)3 organizations can legally engage in. The session will be moderated by Jay Dick, Americans for the Arts' Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs.



Stan Rosenberg, Massachusetts

Senate President



Jay Dick,

Sr. Director of State and

Local Government Affairs,

Americans for the Arts











The Create Act: Artists, Entrepreneurs, and the Creative Economy

Live Webinar (Wednesday, 11/2 3pm ET)

Introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) at Art Advocacy Day on March 8th 2016, the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act aims to more thoroughly serve the people, places, and programs that make our nation's creative economy prosper in all its cultural, social, and commercial forms..

Attendees will learn more about the provisions in the CREATE Act and how the bill seeks to empower artists and those in the creative economy across the country. Attendees will also learn how they can take action from home to encourage legislative movement on the bill.





Narric W. Rome,

Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education

Americans for the Arts

Kate McClanahan, Director of Federal Affairs

Americans for the Arts








The 2016 Election: What’s Next?

Live Webinar (Monday, 11/21 3pm ET)


Americans for the Arts Government Affairs staff will provide a comprehensive analysis of federal, state, and local election results and discuss their impact on the future of the arts and arts education in the nation.





Robert Lynch,

President and CEO, Americans for the Arts


Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund Organization


Narric W. Rome,

Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education

Americans for the Arts


Kate McClanahan,

Director of Federal Affairs

Americans for the Arts 





From The Archive



Shifting to a Community Impact Based Model

Anytime Virtual Conversation

Over the past 6+ years, ArtsWave in Cincinnati has undertaken a methodical approach to shifting its identity, model, and connection to its community, donors, and funded organizations. Join us as Tara Townsend, Chief Impact Officer, talks about the process of creating the Blueprint for Collective Action, the resulting public-facing portion of the process, as well as what the organization did internally to manage these shifts successfully while satisfying the needs and demands of a multitude of stakeholders. A group discussion will follow the 20 minute presentation.






Tara Townsend,

Chief Impact Officer, ArtsWave









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