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Emerging Program Institute Locations

Saturday 10/13/18: Nonprofit or Not sessions take place at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage | 1608 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA – unless noted otherwise. The Pew Center is 0.6 miles from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Sunday + Monday 10/14-15/18: Institute sessions take place at the Moore College of Art & Design | 1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA – unless noted otherwise. Moore College of Art & Design is 0.8 miles from the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

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Emerging Program Institute Agenda

Attendees may register for just the Emerging Program Institute, or the Institute + the Pre-Institute training: Nonprofit Or Not (additional registration required).

Saturday, October 13
5:10 – 5:30 pm Travel to Opening Reception  – If you are coming from the Loews Hotel, the bus will pick you up there at 5:10 pm. Gather by the elevators in the side lobby of the Loews Hotel. (Nonprofit Or Not attendees will be picked up at the Pew Center at 5:20 pm).

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Welcome to Philadelphia! Opening Reception | Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia | 118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA
Meet your fellow Institute attendees and local arts leaders during this casual and fun reception! Beer/wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Sunday, October 14
8:30 - 9 am Registration – Moore College of Art & Design | 1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 - 8:45 am Travel – Gather by the elevators in the side lobby of the Loews Hotel at 8:20 am to walk together to Moore College of Art & Design (or meet at Moore College of Art & Design by 8:45 am).

9 – 10 am

Welcome + Intro + Residencies at a Glance Meet your fellow attendees, and discover the variety of residency models around the world along with new trends in the field. Plus learn about the 5 major areas and 10 things to consider as you start a residency!

Lisa Hoffman, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities

10:15 – 11:15 am

The Relevance of Place | In this session we'll look at how both urban and rural contexts influence programming, and what meaningful engagement for your artists and the public looks like for your community.

Leila Tamari, Senior Program Officer, ArtPlace America
Naomi Schliesman, Artist Development Director, Springboard for the Arts

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

Ethics + Equity in Artist Selection + Stewardship | Explore what it takes to make the process of choosing your artists-in-residence an intentional one, and what equity looks like in the selection process. Plus, learn what to consider when you invite an artist to be in residence – including what it means to create a safe space amidst an unsafe community.

Linda Earle, Professor of Practice in Art History, Tyler School of Art / Temple University
Nat May, Executive Director, Hewnoaks Artist Colony

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm

The Business of Residencies | How do you guide your organization through different lifecycle stages? In this session, we’ll give an overview of business planning – including staff and facilities planning through to the launch of your program, along with transitional moments like succession planning.

Brad Kik, Co-founder + Co-director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Kibra A Yohannes, Executive Director, AFRICA’SOUT!

2:30 - 3 pm

Making the Case | Most artists’ communities are good at communicating about their program to potential artists-in-residence, but it can be more of a challenge to address funders, community partners, government agencies, the media and even their board. Learn effective keys for making the case for your artist residency and the critical importance of supporting artists in the creation of new work.

Sunny Widmann, Director, National Arts Strategies

3:15 - 5:15 pm

TOUR OPTIONS

Option 1: RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency Program)
7333 Milnor St., Philadelphia, PA (via shuttle; on-site from 3:45 – 4:45 pm)
Situated within the Revolution Recovery waste recycling facility, the Recycled Artist in Residency Program (RAIR) is a unique residency at the intersection of art and industry. Join RAIR for an immersive tour of the bustling “tipping yard” and adjoining artist studios. Hear how artists in residence have realized impressive visions using only recycled waste materials from construction, demolition and manufacturing industries.

Option 2: The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA (walk 0.7 miles from Moore; on-site from 3:35 – 5 pm)
The Fabric Workshop and Museum has collaborated with some of the most innovative and renowned artists of the past four decades to stretch their practices by creating work in fiber, new materials and new media. Tour Poorly Watched Girls – a solo exhibition by artist in residence Suzanne Bocanegra, visit FWM's professional studios, and hear about the research, construction + fabrication that occur there. Plus screenprint an exhibition-inspired tote bag.

6 - 7:30 pm

Meet-Up: Tiki Philly | 102 S. 13th St, Philadelphia, PA (0.2 miles from the Loews Hotel)
Optional meet-up to wind down and connect with your peers after a full day of sessions. Bar and snacks available to order.

Monday, October 15

9 – 9:15 am

Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 am

Facilities Planning | Whether you are developing artists’ facilities from scratch, adapting old buildings, or utilizing existing ones, space matters. Consider the adaptability of spaces - being flexible in the use of space - for offices, galleries, festivals, etc and how to expand facilities in a scalable way as your residency grows. Reflect on the artist in residence experience, learn how to decide on individual and/or communal living and working spaces, and discover what it takes to create a physically inclusive residency program.

Andrea Bailey Cox, Executive Director, Aslan Foundation
Lauren Tuzzolino, Accessibility Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts

10:30 - 11:30 am

Residency Funding Models | From smaller start-ups to new programs in larger institutions, how do you build a funding base, navigate funding challenges, and position your residency program for long-term sustainability?

Kate Goodall, Chief Executive Officer, Halcyon
Amanda Kik, Co-founder + Co-director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Michael Orlove, Director of Artist Communities + Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, National Endowment for the Arts

11:30 am - 12 pm Visions to Decisions
12 - 12:15 pm The Sidney Pepper Smith Dolphin Tank Introduction
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm

The Sidney Pepper Smith Dolphin Tank! | Friendlier than a shark tank, this session lets you test your mettle against a group of respondents. Try out your elevator speech, pitch your project, and get instant feedback on your ideas. We’ll start with the full group in the introduction and then break up into smaller groups after lunch.

Tony Grant, Co-Director, Sustainable Arts Foundation
Lisa Hoffman, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities
Michael Orlove, Director of Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, Artist Communities and International Activities | Multidisciplinary Arts, National Endowment for the Arts
Naomi Schliesman, Artist Development Director, Springboard for the Arts
Sunny Widmann, Director, National Arts Strategies
Kibra A Yohannes, Executive Director, AFRICA’SOUT!

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Wisdom Well | These 25-minute small-group sessions give you an opportunity to address specific concerns. Attendees will be able to choose 3 topics from the list below.

  • Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts – Michael Orlove, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Public Relations/Relationships – Naomi Schliesman, Artist Development Director, Springboard for the Arts
  • Rules of Engagement: Board, Staff + Artist Relationships – Lisa Hoffman, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities
  • Tech Talk: Examining Tech Platforms and Data Management – Tony Grant, Co-Director, Sustainable Arts Foundation
  • The Artist-in-Residence Experience – Tina Morton, Associate Professor / Documentary Filmmaker
  • Managing Construction While Staying in the Black – J. Brandon Hinman, Executive Director, AIR Serenbe
3:45 – 4 pm Bringing It All Together + Group Photo
5:45 – 6 pm Travel to Reception Shuttles will begin service from Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 5:45pm. The last shuttle will return to Loews at 8pm.

6 - 8 pm

EPI Closing Party + Conference Opening Party!
Tyler School of Art, Temple Contemporary | 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (enter on Norris St between 12th and 13th streets)
Celebrate all your work and join together with attendees of the Alliance of Artists Communities annual conference. Connect with old friends and make new ones during the festive opening reception at one of the sharpest art schools in Philadelphia.

 

Pre-Institute Training: Nonprofit Or Not Agenda

Nonprofit Or Not offers a day of workshops and discussions for those developing new organizations who are looking for the basics of starting a nonprofit. Nonprofit Or Not will be led by Thaddeus Squire, Chief Commons Officer, CultureWorks Commons Management.

Separate registration is required. More information here.

Saturday, October 13

8:30 am - 9 am Registration – Pew Center for Arts & Heritage | 1608 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 am - 8:45 am Travel – Gather by the elevators in the side lobby of the Loews Hotel at 8:20 am to walk together to Pew Center for Arts + Heritage (or meet at Pew Center for Arts + Heritage by 8:45 am).
9 am - 9:30 am

Welcome + Intro

9:30 am - 10 am

Participants Introductions: What, How and Why

  • What is the most important question you wish to answer today?
  • How did you arrive at your mission, and what are your core assets?
  • Why do you do it?

10 am - 12 pm

What is a nonprofit and the nonprofit sector?

  • A short history of the public trust/social good sector
  • How the public trust, government, and private sectors differ
  • How nonprofit assets are managed today: entities, boards, regulators, and taxing authorities

How do nonprofits raise and use resources for social good?

  • Overview of the arts and culture funding and financial environment
  • Five social purpose resource models and the “subsidy spectrum”

What are the structures available for housing nonprofit resources and missions?

  • Stand-alone nonprofit operations vs. fiscal sponsorship
  • “Model A” vs. “Model C” fiscal sponsorship as alternative to stand-alone operations
  • Other structures for resources: Affiliations, Joint Ventures, Subsidiaries

12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch (provided)

1 pm - 5 am

Resource Model Canvass Exercise
Share Back
Selecting Structures: Risks & Rewards Exercise
Share Back & Final Questions

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm

Shuttle to Opening Reception – Nonprofit Or Not attendees will be picked up at Pew at 5:20 pm

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Welcome to Philadelphia! Opening Reception
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia | 118 S 36th St, Philadelphiam, PA

Meet your fellow Institute attendees and local arts leaders during this casual and fun reception! Beer/wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.