What's New in ArtsU? November 2016






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

Live Webinar (TODAY! 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.



  • ·         Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
  • ·         Chairman Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts
  • ·         Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education
  • ·         Susan Soroko, Director of Creative Economy, Arlington County Cultural Affairs
  • ·         Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), New Mexico (Invited)



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 Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education, Americans for the Arts
  • ·         Kate McClanahan, Director of Federal Affairs, Americans for the Arts




Don’t let your Network Die! Professional Network Chapter Planning & Managing Basics Emerging Leader Networks Virtual Conversation Series (Thursday, December 15 3pm ET)

A thriving network chapter needs a clear structure and strategy to ensure continuity and relevant programming. Often networks are started by a couple of energetic individuals doing it all but if they forego proper planning and recruitment they will ultimately face burnout and a dying network.

Join consultant and planning expert Alison T. McNeil, Founder & President of McNeil Creative Enterprises, who has consulted with Emerging Leader Networks on their strategic plans to learn how to build a strong foundation for your professional network.















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