D1. Building Sustainable Funding for Arts Education Organizations
Location: Post Room 2nd Floor
Amy Rasmussen, Executive Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Stacie Sanders Evans, Executive Director, Young Audiences of Maryland
Marcy McNeil, Benevon Coach
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) and Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD) will share impact, results and implementation of the Benevon fundraising system in their affiliates. Learn how CAPE and YAMD increased their contributed income and inspired their board members to engage in fundraising. By thoughtfully sharing stories of success and impact with people interested enough to learn about the organization, CAPE and YAMD have cultivated a new group of donors who have made significant multiple year gifts in the four to five figures. Learn how to: tell your story to people who are interested in knowing about the mission of your organization; systemically follow up with potential individual donors to ask them to engage in your organization; re-think your fundraising strategies so that they are mission-centric; develop an annual fundraising event that is cost effective, engages current and new donors.
D2. Accessing High School Students through Technical Arts
Location: Alex Theatre 2nd Floor
Cary Clarke, Executive Director, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Jason Powers, Sound Engineer, Type Foundry Studio, Portland, OR
Kristi Riedel, Community Engagement Manager, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Live SET (sound engineering for teens) is a Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington program that provides career-based training in live sound engineering to high school students from diverse backgrounds. This inventive technical arts program supports engaging standards aligned STEAM learning and professional readiness while promoting equity (cohorts are balanced for gender, race, and socio economic status). Students attend a series of workshops taught by professional sound engineers in the field at the renowned Mississippi Studio in Portland, Oregon which culminates in a sound showcase concert that is fully engineered by the students. In this session, learn about this successful partnership program, its successes and challenges and the resources you will need to begin the program in your community.
D3. Creating with Confidence: Design Thinking for Public Art
Location: Naples & Valencia 2nd Floor
Youngbok Hong, Associate Professor, Herron School of Arts and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Ploi Pagdalian, Senior Director of Programs, Arts for Learning Indiana
Cassandra Thomas, Program Director, Arts for Learning Indiana
This session focuses on the design thinking process led by Youngbok Hong and her team of graduate students from Herron School of Art and Design for Arts for Learning’s project, Creating with Confidence: Designing Thinking for Public Art. Participants will walk away with: knowledge about design thinking, a method of creative action as a collaborative process that is user-centered and solution-focused; and information about Arts for Learning Indiana’s project, Creating with Confidence, a program that aims to help art students at Warren Central High School build a stronger community by engaging residents on the eastside of Indianapolis in design-thinking activities that lead to the creation of public art.