The Association of Arts Management, Marketing & Development Professionals - Advancing Arts Revenue Growth Together

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Everything’s changed. And the key to success is working and learning TOGETHER to build a new future TOGETHER.

Arts professionals across the globe have already signed up for Arts Reach New Ways Forward – a comprehensive package of breakthrough strategies that ensure you will successfully navigate uncertain times and capitalize on the new possibilities.

When you join Arts Reach New Ways Forward, you’ll be part of the solution and have unfettered access -- every month -- to powerful cutting-edge resources.

The membership is for your entire organization. Each month, we will send the person in your group who has paid for the membership the invitation to that month's events, and that person can distribute the invitation to everyone in your company.

We'll provide answers to what you’re seeking from a variety of sources.

When you join, you’ll immediately receive a comprehensive package of over 70 webinar recordings to dig into and share with your organization right away (a $7000 value).

The categories of webinars are:

  • Monetizing On-Line Content (including “Zoom in for Success!”)
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility for a New World (4 webinars)
  • Rethinking the Future of Your Organization (including “Back to the Theater!”)
  • E-Marketing for Our Times (including “Maximizing Your Social Storytelling Dollars”)
  • Branding: Now More Important Than Ever
  • Fundraising (including “Fundraising in Times of Crisis”)
  • Corporate Sponsorships in a New Era

THEN YOU’LL START WITH THE FOLLOWING

  • SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER WEBINARS - on crucial topics like
    • How to Join the World of #TikTok – THE Place to Be!; Presenters: Ryan Davis; Amie Simon, September 22
    • The Future of Live Entertainment: Very Real Opportunities for Virtual Shows; Presenter: Jim McCarthy, September 29
    • Finding New Donors During Difficult Times; Presenter: Kristina Klaas, October 6
    • Fostering a Culture of Psychological Safety: The Intersection of Diversity, Employment, and Well-Being; Presenter: Dr. Zannie Voss, October 13

  • SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER WEBINARS – intimate, virtual forums led by experts tackling critical issues
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  • Webinars and Roundtables are at 11:00 a.m. PST. You will receive recordings of all webinars and roundtables.

  • ARTS ALLIES - one-on-one conversations with top consultants and industry pros who truly understand your situation. We currently have a roster of 30 (with more to come) standing by to help you move past your most important challenges. You pick the pro who best meets your needs!

  • ARTS NUGGETS - Ground-breaking case studies, up-to-the-minute special reports, and exclusive offers from our sponsors to make certain you’re on your path to success.

    Then, each month we’ll add new webinars and roundtables, grow the Arts Allies roster of top consultants you can select, and deliver Arts Nuggets right to your in-box. You and your staff can look forward to fresh ideas, critical thinking, and smart advice for a new era.

    And that’s just the beginning. The more we connect, the more we build, the more we grow, together. Tell us what problems you want help with, and we’ll find the experts to lead the way.

    • GET YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE!

      Join now to get all the benefits outlined above for one month FREE, plus your comprehensive package of webinar recordings (valued at $7000) which will be sent to you immediately.

      We guarantee your satisfaction. You may cancel at any time. If you decide not to cancel during your first month trial period, you will be billed every month to the credit card provided and will be automatically renewed at the same rate of $18 USD/month until you cancel.

      If your institution is not able to pay monthly, contact us and we will be in touch with you to work out a different arrangement.

      Don’t wait. Space is limited.



WEBINARS OF THE MONTH WEBINARS OF THE MONTH

WEBINAR: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 11:00 A.M., PST

How to Join the World of #TikTok – THE Place to Be!

PRESENTERS:
Ryan Davis & Amie Simon


With over one billion monthly active users and an average of 650,000 new users joining daily, TikTok is the fastest-growing social media platform. Both #OrchestraTok and #MuseumTok are emerging trends and more and more Arts Orgs are jumping onto this vibrant platform that is quickly becoming THE place to be -- and you can too! We'll show you who is using this platform, walk you through simple steps on how to get started finding and engaging with your audience on it, and provide examples of how orgs like yours are "Toking"!

 


WEBINAR: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 11:00 A.M., PST

The Future Of Live Entertainment: Very Real Revenue Opportunities For Virtual Shows

PRESENTER
Jim McCarthy


Are you and your organization ready for the future of live entertainment? The pandemic hit live entertainment harder than any other industry—but also revealed tantalizing new possibilities. Online, streaming, and hybrid events opened the door to bigger audiences, better finances, and more innovative content for your organization!

Join Jim McCarthy, CEO of Stellar, as he breaks down the why, how, and what of online, streaming, and hybrid live events. He’ll share his insights into the evolution of this remarkable new medium and the substantial revenue potential of quality virtual shows. Make sure to bring all of your questions for Jim to answer.  

 


WEBINAR: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 11:00 A.M., PST

Finding New Donors During Difficult Times

PRESENTER
Kristina Klaas


Join fundraising strategist Kristina Klaas for a webinar focused on finding new donors for your arts organization. Now is the time to focus on acquiring and retaining new donors, especially as we emerge from a pandemic, grapple with the threat of a recession and navigate changes in inflation. Kristina will briefly review best practices in identifying donor prospects and then provide five steps to grow your donor base that you can immediately implement at your organization. Participants will leave the session with a plan for maximizing their existing network and identifying their next 25 (or 50) potential donors. If you are a nonprofit arts leader or fundraiser with limited bandwidth and budget who is looking to amp up your donor base, then this session is for you.

 


WEBINAR: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 11:00 A.M., PST

Fostering a Culture of Psychological Safety: The Intersection of Diversity, Employment, and Well-Being

PRESENTER
Dr. Zannie Voss


Are conversations on equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts and culture sector being felt by employees in their workspaces? Going beyond diverse hiring to fostering an environment of psychological safety and inclusion is a key component in organizational DEI work. SMU DataArts' latest research investigates how organizations are performing with their efforts to cultivate and promote a culture of psychological safety and well-being for BIPOC and LGBTQ members of the arts and cultural workforce.

How does psychological safety affect employees’ readiness to cultivate productive relationships in the community on their organization’s behalf? What factors enhance an organization’s readiness to act in accordance with its proclaimed EDI values? Dr. Zannie Voss, director of SMU DataArts will share the findings from the research, which highlight the importance of this aspect of DEI work to employee well-being and organizational success and sustainability.  

 



ROUNDTABLES OF THE MONTHROUNDTABLES OF THE MONTH

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Webinars and Roundtables are at 11:00 a.m. PST. You will receive recordings of all webinars and roundtables.







TESTIMONIALSTESTIMONIALS

Elizabeth Bracey

"I am writing to let you know how grateful we are for the work you have put into the New Ways Forward program of webinars and roundtables. We have benefited from these programs so much, learning new approaches and ideas as well as checking in to make sure we are on the right track.

We have attended many of the webinars and participated in a few roundtables. Each one is professionally presented and I am taking away something practical and useful from each one that I attend. They have been energizing for me and for my staff and we are finding ways to apply much of the content immediately. Sometimes we are simply getting confirmation that we are doing the right things as we navigate this new “normal” in the Arts world.

I have also participated in a one-on-one with an Arts Ally, choosing to have a social media audit. The feedback was very helpful and personal to us and we got tools to use right away to make improvements. The feedback was empowering and encouraging – just what we need right now.

Thanks for all you do and keep it up! It IS making a difference!"


Elizabeth Bracey, Managing Director
Franklin Park Arts Center
Purcellville, VA

Kallee Lins

"I've found so much value in the platform as a small nonprofit leader who needs actionable advice that can be implemented without significant financial investment. The speakers curated by Arts Reach undoubtedly address the particular experiences of my small arts organization."

Kallee Lins
Publisher
The Dance Current, Canada's Dance Magazine

Mary Trigg

"This was an excellent webinar, especially pertinent to small organizations like the one I run. I hope the replay will be available soon!"

Mary Trigg
Executive Director
Princeton Pro Musica

Don Reinhold

“The webinar was simply great and very helpful.”

Don Reinhold
Chief Executive Officer
Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Hild Peersen

"Arts Reach is an amazing resource."

Hild Peersen
Executive Director
Westerville Symphony

Dwight Tate

“I find these meetings, and the information they provide, useful.”

Dwight Tate
Board Member
Riverside Philharmonic

Our Sponsors


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If you don’t know Spektrix, our mission is to provide arts organizations with the best possible chance of success in ticketing, marketing and fundraising, which we do through our cloud-based technology and support services. Our team of 60+ work with over 260 organizations in the US, Canada, and the UK.
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The Wallace Foundation seeks to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of arts for everyone. The foundation has an unusual approach: funding efforts to test innovative ideas for solving important public problems, conducting research to find out what works and what doesn’t and to fill key knowledge gaps – and then communicating the results to help others. Wallace, which works nationally, has five major initiatives under way:
  • School leadership: Strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement.
  • Afterschool: Helping selected cities make good afterschool programs available to many more children.
  • Building audiences for the arts: Enabling arts organizations to bring the arts to a broader and more diverse group of people.
  • Arts education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens.
  • Summer and expanded learning: Better understanding the impact of high-quality summer learning programs on disadvantaged children, and enriching and expanding the school day in ways that benefit students.

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Testimonials

"Arts Reach encourages me to climb out of my silo, look around, connect with peers, and to start thinking more creatively!"

"Great actionable ideas as always."

"I liked the intimacy of the conference and the ability to interact closely with attendees and speakers."


Media

New From our sponsor, The Wallace Foundation:

What can the arts sector learn from arts organizations of color about community engagement and financial health?

Fifth panel in Wallace’s arts conversation series examines what leaders of arts organizations with deep roots in communities of color see as the keys to their success, as well as what they have learned while navigating crises, including COVID-19.

 
How Can Arts Organizations Respond to What Communities Need Most?

Fourth panel in Wallace’s Arts Conversation Series examines ways in which cultural organizations can adapt to be more responsive to diverse audiences’ needs.

 
How Can Nonprofit Arts Organizations Plan for the Future with So Many Unknowns?

Part of Wallace’s arts conversation series, this panel examines how organizations can approach scenario planning in light of COVID-19, the reckoning with racial justice and other pressing factors.

 
What Can Organizations Learn from High-Performing and Turnaround Arts Organizations?

Second panel in Wallace's arts conversation series examines how organizations can maintain relevance and resiliance through COVID-19, economic pressures and the national reckoning with racial justice.

 
What Audiences Want from the Arts as the Pandemic Rages On

Panelists in the first installment of Wallace's arts conversation series examine how COVID-19 and urgent conversations about racial justice are transforming the arts.

 
Ballet Austin: Expanding Audiences for Unfamiliar Works
Can the City's Boom Mean New Audiences for the Seattle Symphony?

Denver Center Theatre Company is Cracking the Millennial Code...One Step at a Time


Think Opera’s Not for You? Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Says Think Again


WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts Tests New Format New Name to Draw New Audiences