Don't miss A Day for Arts Organizations This Thursday at the Foundation Center

The Foundation Center – San Francisco presents….

A Day for Arts Organizations:
Thursday, October 14, 10 am-3:30 pm


Investing in Our People: How We Support our Arts and Culture Workers and Strengthen the Field 10 am-11:30 am
This is a Creative Conversation hosted by the Foundation Center-San Francisco and presented in partnership with the
Emerging Arts Professionals/SFBA.

With the world rapidly changing around us, much conversation to date has centered on how arts organizations and artists are faring during these challenging times. Often, less attention is paid to how we are taking care of the many dedicated arts administrators laboring through budget cuts and increased workloads. This panel will bring together a dynamic group of arts and culture leaders from the Bay Area to discuss ways in which organizations and individuals are dealing with these challenges, taking advantage of opportunities, and developing new approaches to support individuals who are working in the arts and culture field.

·         Ken Foster, executive director, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
·         Alex Michel, managing director, Hub Bay Area
·         Judith Smith, artistic director, AXIS Dance
·         Marc Vogl, program officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
·         Ron Ragin, associate program officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, moderator


Also, don’t miss…..


Networking Luncheon and Speed Consulting with Coaches and Consultants for the Arts (C2Arts), 12-1:30 pm
The Foundation Center and C2Arts invite you to a networking lunch during which C2Arts will offer 15-minute consulting sessions to leaders of nonprofit arts organizations. Since foundation grants and earned income are increasingly challenging to obtain; C2Arts is framing these speed consulting sessions around organizational capacity building to support development efforts.

Not Business As Usual: Arts Organizations Adapt to the New Normal, 1:30-3:30 pm

Lester Olmstead-Rose, director of strategy practice at La Piana Consulting, will share lessons learned from two initiatives by the James Irvine Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust that provided significant grants to assist with business model change for California arts organizations to attain sustainability in the current economic landscape. Grantee representatives will also share their experiences and lessons learned during this shift toward developing more stable earned income streams, challenges and opportunities posed by restructuring and mergers, new media/technology solutions, and expanded services to partners – all efforts in pursuit of mission impact and financial sustainability.

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