On behalf of NASAA and your hosts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, thank you for your participation in Assembly 2010! Conference proceedings and other follow-up resources will be posted to our site shortly.
NASAA's ever-popular briefings return in Austin. Each morning these short, intensive sessions share new research, emerging trends and model practices. All briefing sessions run concurrently.
Friday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.
Building a Shared Public Responsibility
for the Arts Learn how the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund has reinvented its
case for the arts by using "framing science" to mobilize public
Put Your ART into It: Economic Development
Texas Style The Texas Cultural Trust shares how it has engaged arts,
policy and business leaders in a statewide initiative that demonstrates how
the arts are an economic force in the Lone Star State.
Engage 2020 Hear how the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is using
collaborative learning programs, state-of-the-art research, strategic grant
making and new technologies to boost public participation in the arts.
Federal Resources for The Arts: Emerging
Opportunities Learn about new resources and collaborations at the
federal level that could benefit the arts in your state.
Financial Fault Lines This session offers a framework for understanding persistent
problems with nonprofit finance and explores what the recession has revealed
about the business practices of many arts organizations.
Arts Leadership for the 21st Century Discuss how state arts agencies can provide leadership
and build influence for the arts at the local, state and national levels.
October 16, 10:00 a.m.
Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Crossroads of People, Place and
session challenges conventional thinking about "economic impact"
and shows how an authentic approach to cultural entrepreneurship benefits
communities and families.
Declining Arts Participation and Arts Education A new analysis
of data from the National Endowment for the Arts by the University of Chicago
underscores concerns about the long-term future of arts audiences and the
delivery of arts education in America.
A Quantum Leap for Arts Funding: The Minnesota Story This
session reviews the impact of the Legacy Tax Amendment in Minnesota and
discusses the coalition-building, communications and legislative strategies
essential to securing dedicated tax funds for the arts.
Surviving—and Even Thriving—During the Recession Leaders
of nonprofit cultural organizations share insights into how they have adapted
to resource challenges and demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity.
Harnessing Social Networking for Arts Advocacy Compare
notes with your colleagues about the great potential—and possible perils—of using
social networking to recruit and mobilize arts advocates.
Transforming Communities through the Arts: Project Row Houses Hear how artists and community members in Houston are drawing upon African American history and culture to revitalize a neighborhood.
for Assembly 2010!
These sessions offer extended time for discussion and debate about major
challenges affecting you and your constituents. All dialogue sessions run
October 15, 2:00 p.m.
Innovate to Thrive EmcArts
leads this special session on innovation and how it is imperative to the
survival of arts organizations and state arts agencies. The discussion
challenges participants to examine their fundamental assumptions about "sustainability"
and to reflect on how state arts agencies can boost the adaptive capacity of
Beyond the Recession: Value Propositions for State Arts
arts agencies and their constituents must contend with tectonic shifts taking
place in arts participation, expectations of government, the use of
technology and the emergence of new business models. Join this conversation
about how such trends could affect the purpose and position of state arts
agencies in the future.
Postcards from the Inferno: Advocacy Lessons Learned from
Budget Battles This
session offers an opportunity for candid and practical conversation about how
state arts agencies have navigated legislative crises and countered extreme
Harnessing New Technologies for Arts Learning and Participation Increasingly
affordable interactive technologies give artists, arts organizations and
educators new ways to reach future generations of art lovers. This session
includes a live demonstration of several technologies as well as a forum for
dialogue about inventive uses of them.
Flashes of Inspiration: A
Lightning Round of Creative Ideas
in spirit to the many Pecha KuchaTM
and IgniteTM events around the world, this
session features a series of strictly timed and highly visual presentations
designed to inform and inspire you in just five minutes apiece.
New for Assembly 2010! Friday,
October 15, 2:00 p.m.
lively afternoon session showcases a wide variety of creative state arts agency
programs, helpful tools and fresh ideas from states and regions. Time will be
reserved for networking at the end of the session, which runs concurrently with
Peer Group Sessions
National Standard Training Thursday,
October 14, 9:00 a.m. This preconference
session is open to anyone who would like an introduction to National
Standard coding or federal reporting requirements. For additional information or to RSVP for the training, contact Kelly Barsdate.
Peer group gatherings give state arts agency staff and council members
the chance to network and exchange ideas with individuals in other states who
share similar responsibilities and interests. See the Assembly
2010 Peer Groups page for more details on special preconference sessions,
meeting times, agendas and coordinating teams.
Breakfast: Friday, October 15, 8:00 a.m.
Luncheon: Saturday, October 16, 1:00 p.m.
programs are planned for these times so that you can arrange meetings with
colleagues, engage in an impromptu discussion or catch up with friends.
These optional postconference gatherings on Saturday afternoon, October 16, offer you the opportunity to discuss advocacy or learn more about unique information initiatives and tools available to state arts agencies.
Advocacy Forum: This special postconference event is a joint session for state arts agencies and state arts advocacy organizations to gather and discuss advocacy issues and strategies for successful collaboration. (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Be ArtsReady: This demonstration by South Arts presents a new online tool—ArtsReady—that will guide arts organizations in developing a readiness plan. (2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Cultural Data Project Demonstrations: Representatives from the Cultural Data Project will be on site throughout Assembly 2010, including Saturday afternoon, to provide customized demonstrations of the system and answer questions about its use. (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Other groups are welcome to gather informally during this Saturday afternoon time slot.
note that all sessions and time slots are tentative. Updates will be posted
here as the Assembly 2010 agenda continues to develop.
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