Join Artist Communities Alliance and our brilliant faculty of artists and arts leaders for Equitable Capacity Workshops, a values-driven series designed to support artist-centered experiences.
This professional development opportunity will help artist residency staff and leadership assess and strengthen all elements of their residency program, with a focus on Identity, Program Design, Stewardship, Resource Development and Operational Excellence, the key areas outlined in ACA’s Five Pillars of a Healthy Residency Framework Rubric*, developed by Lisa Funderburke.
Equitable Capacity, a concept coined by ACA’s President + CEO Lisa Funderburke in 2019, refers to the strengthening of an organization’s “muscle” to be equitable in policies, practices, and processes. Each three-hour intensive includes nuts-and-bolts presentations from guest faculty and ACA staff, interactive exercises and small-group discussion and networking.
This year's series will help you:
Explore implicit biases, and evaluate how it may impact your management practices.
Asses staff well-being and morale.
Evaluate what staff “success” means within your organization.
Gain new approaches to meet your equity goals and improve staff retention.
Assess existing mental health policies and processes at your organization.
Learn approaches for creating an organizational Mental Health policy, including guidelines for supporting neurodivergent residents, artists who need accommodations for their mental health disability, and how to support residents in crisis.
*Five Pillars of a Healthy Residency Framework Rubric developed by the Artist Communities Alliance design team: Lisa Funderburke, President + CEO; Edwige Charlot, former Director of Community Learning; and Kate Strater Hogan; with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Beyond Boxes: Building Equitable Workplaces
Wednesday, May 17 + 24, 2023 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
How can arts organizations better support staff members whose communities are systematically excluded from full rights, privileges and opportunities in society? What actions can you take to create the conditions for them to thrive within your organization?
This two-part, two day workshop will take you through the process necessary to assess your current policies and staff culture, identify barriers to achieving or sustaining equity goals, and retain a diverse team.
Resiliency in Action: Mental Health First Aid Training + Application
Wednesday, June 14 + 21, 2023 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
In this two-part, two day workshop, participants learn how to build mental health resiliency and preparedness into their residency program. All participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate upon completion of the required hours.
During the second part of the workshop, participants learn how to apply the principles of Mental Health First Aid to their organizational policies, practices, and processes. Participants will come away with a blueprint for strengthening mental health resiliency within their organization.