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Upcoming Professional Opportunities for October 2014

Oct. 01, 2014 | Arts Council Napa Valley

Upcoming Professional Opportunities for October 2014


It's time to receive acknowledgement for all that hard work. See some upcoming professional opportunities for reviews and competitions this October.


Now You See Me!  International Public Art Short Film Contest

Always dreamed of great short videos about your public art??? Now is the time.  Contact your local filmmakers and video artists.  Winning films about public art to be shown at the Louvre.  Wim Wenders president of the jury.  http://www.nowyouseeme.org/

Public Artist Daniel Buren, Jaume Plensa and Daniel Karavan have formed http://www.apa1777.com/ a new advocacy association for public art and announced a contest for short films about public art. Wim Wenders president of jury. Winners shown at the Louvre in Paris. Deadline: 31 October 2014.  Info here. http://www.nowyouseeme.org/


Be at the top of your game and take advantage of these professional opportunities!

On Monday, October 13, in San Jose, Agent Elizabeth Kracht with Kimberley Cameron & Associates
Tiburon will reveal "How to Work With an Agent" during South Bay Writers' monthly dinner meeting.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Harry's Hofbrau, (rear banquet room) 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose.  
Door fee: $15 ($10 applied to meal). Guests and non-members welcome.  
The nonprofit South Bay Writers is the South Bay Branch of the California Writers Club.
Saturday, October 18, 10am-3:30pm
Purchase Tickets here by Oct. 17th 5pm
Race Forward, 900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The workshop addresses the need for a racial equity framework in cultural institutions by providing administrators with a sampling of racial equity trainings led by racial equity educator Tammy Johnson. In this workshop, participants will begin shifting the current culture of diversity thinking into a culture for equity and inclusion.
Facilitator: Tammy Johnson is a dancer, writer, and equity consultant. After directing electoral campaigns in Milwaukee, Johnson spent a decade advancing racial equity as a trainer, writer, and public speaker at Race Forward. Having gained recognition for her knowledge of equitable public policy practices at Race Forward, she co-produced Race and Economic Recovery with LinKtv and Race Forward’s Wordvideo blog series. Johnson is co-director of the award winning bellydance duo Raks Africa.
OCT 4, 11:00 AM Rafael Film Center
Join Mill Valley Film Festival for an industry panel on the ever-changing possibilities for producing, marketing, and distributing films in today's climate.
Ed Arentz, Managing Director, Music Box Films (
Paul Cohen, Veteran movie executive; distributor (Mephisto); producer (Off the Map)
Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer, Tribeca Enterprises


  1. Importance of a Business Plan
  2. Selecting an Appropriate Business Structure – Sole Proprietorships v. Entities (Corporations and LLCs)
  3. Marketing Your Business
  4. Dealing with Government Regulations, Licenses and Permits
  5. Protecting Yourself with Enforceable Contracts
  6. Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  7. Private Art v. Public Art Issues
  8. Importance of Good Record/File Maintenance
  9. Establishing Relationships with Professional Advisors
  10. Estate Planning for Artists
This workshop will present an overview of the essentials aspects of starting and operating a small business, with a focus on issues that are most relevant to professional artists and their enterprises. Both new and established creative individuals will benefit from this presentation and are encouraged to attend.


Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco
From Facebook to Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and more... learn to create an effective social media strategy for your arts business! October 15. Learn more and register here


The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project, funded by The Getty Foundation, which is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions. The following free workshop is currently being offered:

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

The Heritage Health Index determined that most collecting institutions need an emergency or disaster response plan that includes collections, and staff trained to carry it out. Attend the interactive 2-part workshop “Protecting Cultural Collections” and walk away with the tools you need. Location and dates: McClellan, October 17 – December 5, 2014. Learn more

For more information or registration assistance contact Sarah Sagouspe at admin@calmuseums.org.

Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco
Do you have difficulty putting a value on your time or your work? Is it difficult for you to talk to others and get what you want? Take The Art of Negotiation and learn to make smart, confident deals! October 20 & 22. Learn more and register here


Calling all creatives! Join us for an evening of refining and refreshing your artist elevator pitch and expanding your network!
A strong elevator pitch is concise, compelling, accessible and resonates deeply with your core values.  Through activities that will help you find your center, we'll guide you toward the development of a pitch that balances vision and strategy and highlights the artistic or social impact you're trying to make in the world.
Facilitators: Angela M. Wellman, Oakland Public Conservatory of Music/Founding Director & Ebony McKinney, Independent Consultant & Fellowship Director, Emerging Arts Professionals SF/BA


National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference

Theme: Winning in the New World

October 23-25, 2014  
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Los Angeles, California 

Winning in the New World

The new world of rapidly changing demographics and breakthrough technologies requires an obsessive audience and partner focus and a new set of metrics.  This is the conference where you and your team will refine the skills necessary to align your revenue-generating efforts with your patrons’ lifestyles and goals.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference will focus on the myriad ways your organization can benefit from the latest trends and technologies that others are using to gain, retain, and upgrade patrons.

Your team holds the keys to unlocking winning engagement strategies, and their effective collaboration is paramount to overall success.

We have built team-building workshops into the program, and have structured the tuition prices so that it will be easy for you to come as a team.  Register by October 10 and bring a colleague for FREE.  Also, each additional member of your team is only $159.

Teams get the most benefit from the conference, since they return to their company with the same knowledge base, ready to roll up their collective sleeves and put the new strategies to work immediately.

Plus, if you can’t attend the entire conference, you can transfer your registration to someone else in your organization for the times when you can’t be there.  

Make sure to register early; space is limited.  The deadline for our special hotel rate is October 1.


The deadline is just two weeks away:  Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
We are pleased to announce our 16th Annual Award of Excellence. This award program recognizes the hard work and inspirational dedication of California nonprofits to their communities.
The $10,000 award will be presented to an organization demonstrating innovation in the design and/or delivery of product(s) or service(s). Tell us how you've achieved positive results by:
    • embracing a new idea,
    • implementing a creative approach,
    • or encouraging innovative solutions
to better serve your clients, community and achieve your mission.
Nominating is Easy!  All active, full nonprofit-members of the California Association of Nonprofits are able to self nominate. For more information and instructions, visit 2014-Award-Of-Excellence.


Painting Workshop at Sundance

Join artist Nancy Willis as she leads artists to one of her favorite places.
Thursday October 30th to Sunday November 2nd
Just say oui to...
Four days, three nights of fun, art-making, restorative practices, delicious food and wine, surrounded by the Timpanagos Mountains and in the company of fun, super nice artists.
more details on www.pathofanartist.com


If you are a California artist interested in applying to the Lucid Art Residency 2015, please get your applications in by November 1, 2014!
We have posted a Call to Artists through the CAFE website allowing artists to complete their application online. In order to apply, registration with CAFÉ is necessary first. Please view this site for more information on our program and eligibility requirements.
The Lucid Art Residency provides artists with a serene and retreat-like environment for creative exploration. In line with the mission of the Foundation, artists are supported in their inquiry into consciousness, art and nature.
The Lucid Art Foundation encourages contemplative nonfigurative exploration through automatism, multi-media, conceptual, eco-art and interdisciplinary approaches. Inquiry into arts and consciousness is at the heart of the Foundation's vision and residency program.
Artists in residence will be provided use of the first studio of the painter Gordon Onslow Ford  and will reside at the beautiful writing cottage of his wife, writerJacqueline Johnson, with whom he established an artists' community in the hills of Inverness, California in the early 1960's.  As the legacy holder, the Lucid Art Foundation continues their vision.


Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco
Want to crowdfund your next project? Learn the art of the Kickstarter Campaign in this workshop! November 5. Learn more and register here

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