FREE Online Course: Arts and Culture Strategy, from U Penn and National Arts Strategies
Arts and culture leaders have a rewarding but tough task: creating sustainable organizations that deliver real social value. There is a lot of competition out there. Being an effective leader means constantly adapting, cleverly using the best tools to reach as many people as possible. This course is designed to help leaders at any level do just that.
Apply for Leadership Napa Valley Class 29
Applications for Leadership Napa Valley Class 29 are now being accepted. The program offers aspiring leaders in Napa Valley an opportunity to develop leadership skills, be exposed to a broad range of community programs and issues, network with other leaders, and have fun.
Class 29 will meet a total of 14 days from September 2015 to June 2016 to learn about tourism, agriculture, criminal justice, business, government, human services, education, the arts, and much more.
To learn more about the program, attend one of the following informational get-togethers:
Napa: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25 at the Bank Café, Westin Hotel, 1314 McKinstry St.
St. Helena: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, Napa Valley Vintners, 1475 Library Lane, St. Helena.
Applications and more information on the program are available at LeadershipNapaValley.com. Applications are due by April 30.
OH LA LA! Path of the Artist Hits the Mediterranean
June 14th to the 24th 2015
Ten nights, eleven days of painting, stellar food and drink in the company of artists.
PARIS/COLLIOUR AND MONTPELLIER
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED more info www.nancywillis.com
June 16 to 19, 2015
University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA
This conference will provide a robust review of current trends in arts in corrections, including an overview of public policy, funding strategies, evaluation methods, and legislative trends. Special features include a one-day training program on Tuesday, June 16 with experienced practitioners for artists who are new to the field, opportunities to build out the structure for a national coalition, and a showcase of the arts at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Friday, June 19.
Getting the Most from Your Grant
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 am PST | Register here
Funding support can be leveraged with many creative strategies to further benefit your organization or project. Learn expert insight from funders and communications pros as they share the best ways to maximize your grant by telling your story, networking, and measuring impact. Target audience: arts and community organizations, and artists.
Jamie Bennett, Director, Art Place
Diem Jones, Executive Director, Voices of Our Nations
Kevin Kirkpatrick, Senior Executive Vice President, The Metropolitan Group
Self-Promotion for Artists
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 am PST | Register here
Attention artists! Here’s your chance to learn about the best techniques for getting your work out into the world. Presenters will explore creative strategies for marketing and self-promotion, with an expanded focus on community partnerships. Target audience: artists.
Quetzal Flores, Grammy Award-Winning musician and Program Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Jaime Galli, Digital Marketing Manager, SF MOMA
Competitions & Award Opportunities
Nelligan Prize for short fiction
$2,000, and publication in Colorado Review. Deadline for submission: March 14, 2015; $15 entry fee.
The Redwood Writers Genre Contest
$100 / $50 / $25 prizes for 2,500 word Mystery, Thriller, Suspense or Horror stories. Deadline for submission: March 31, 2015.
Narrative Winter 2015 Story Contest
$2,500 / $1,000/ $500 prizes for fiction or non-fiction less than 15,000 words. Deadline for submission: March 31, 2015; $22 entry fee.
Water Conservation Student Art Contest
Attention teachers, parents, and administrators! We invite you to participate in the Conservation Creativity Challenge Poster Contest. Students are invited to invent fun and unique ways to reduce water use and illustrate their best idea with an original poster design.The contest aims to educate students about the serious matter of California's drought, and to help raise awareness of everyday water conservation practices through the arts and creativity. All California students in 4th and 5th grade are eligible to participate and win prizes! Read More.