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IAC > Initiatives > Capacity Building > Past Capacity Building Workshops Past Capacity Building Workshops

2016 Workshops

How-To Artist Workshops for Developing Site-Specific Projects

Artists learned how to create a successful site-specific, community-based arts project through the lens of the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant program. Each workshop featured a professional peer artist there to share their advice and experience, a naturalist for understanding how to operate in a park setting, and IAC staff there to help guide best practices to securing funding, particularly through the  Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program.

2014 Workshops

Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts: October 8-9

This two-day conference was held at the Munster, Indiana Center for Visual and Performing Arts October 9 & 10! Back by popular demand, the conference focused on economic development through arts integration, and was presented by the Indiana Arts Commission, Ball State University's Building Better Communities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Conference presenters focused on key tracks of public art, cultural districts, and historic preservation.

Agenda and Speakers
Conference resources

Vibrant Communities, sponsors

Come Together: August 8

Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement was a one-day conference for the staff and boards of arts organizations on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Sessions led by a wide array of field professionals and academic faculty explored important areas where organizations can become stronger and more effective, including building partnerships, board leadership, successful fundraising, and more.    

Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement is presented by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Come Together, sponsors

Leveraging Creativity: May 15-16

Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law featured sessions led by nationally and regionally recognized presenters. The two-day conference was one part artists' workshop, focusing on entrepreneurial skills that artists need in order to advance their careers, and one part academic conference focused on current intellectual property issues arts administrators, lawyers and scholars may face when working with artists. The conference was held at the Indiana State Museum with portions at The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design.

Leveraging Creativity sponsors  

2013 Workshops

Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts: June 6-7

Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts featured sessions with regionally and nationally recognized presenters exploring best practices and practical planning tools for cultural districts, community engagement, arts business incubators, rural and urban revitalization, and community planning. Arts organizations and community partners from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio gathered at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana for this two-day capacity building workshop. 


Vibrant Communities, sponsors

Embracing Community Change through the Arts: April 18-19

Arts leaders and their community partners in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio convened at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana for this conference. Sessions featured nationally-recognized experts exploring how arts organizations can better represent all community facets and advance diversity initiatives through leadership development; decision making and programming; and community involvement. The Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture hosted an evening reception and Çudamani performed a vibrant musical and dance repertoire evoking the traditions of their native Bali.

Advisory Committee

Community Change, sponsors