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Since 2010, the Indiana Arts Comission has regularly presented capacity building workshops focused on providing organizations, individuals, and communities with the tools they need to advance the arts in Indiana. 

2014 Workshops

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.    

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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.

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 poperty 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.

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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. 

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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.

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2012 Workshops

Arts & Entertainment Administration Workshop: August 10

Hosted by Valparaiso University Graduate School and the Indiana Arts Commission, this capacity building workshop featured instruction from experts in the field and was open to professionals or anyone interested in learning more about arts and entertainment administration. Topics included trends in attendee demographics and development; media relations; event planning, logistics, marketing and presentation; and, financial management and profitability.

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: Charlie Blum, President/CEO and Talent Buyer Star Plaza Theatre, and Todd Wetzel, Convocation Director, Purdue University

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2011 Workshops

Creating Vibrant Communities through the Arts: October 13-14

Arts organizations, community partners, and civic leaders from throughout the state gathered at the Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana for this two-day capacity building workshop focused on community innovation and growth. Sessions featured discusion of artist live-work communities, cutural districts, and community arts education centers.

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Principles & Techniques of Fundraising: May 13-14 

Principles & Techniques of Fundraising with Tim Seiler of The Fundraising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University addressed fundraising in the arts. Topics included giving trends, values exchange, constituency identification and development, developing and testing a case for support, structuring a fundraising program, board and staff roles, and the psychology of giving and asking. This workshop was offered by the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts Illiana in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Think Differently. Act Strategically.: April 14-15

Presented by ArtsLab, a five foundation collaborative program managed through Arts Midwest, this capacity building workshop at Arts United Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana addressed strategic planning, community engagement, organizational culture and business model development.

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2010 Workshops

Leading at the Speed of Change: June 25-26

Presented by ArtsLab faculty presenters and hosted by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, this capacity buildingworkshop explored organizational business models. Topics included organizational life stages, community engagement, financial leadership, and strategic planning.

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Major support for these activities is provided by ArtsLab, a leadership and capacity building program of Arts Midwest, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and Indiana Arts Commission.

Sharpening Arts Fund Raising and Constituent Building in our Current Economy: June 3-4

This capacity building workshop addressed arts fundraising challenges in a difficult economy. Dr. Tim Seiler of The Fundraising School, Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University presented topics including giving trends, values exchange, constituency identification and development, developing and testing a case for support, structuring a fundraising program, board and staff roles, and the psychology of giving and asking. The Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Coalition for the Arts (INCA) hosted in Lafayette, IN.

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