CORONAVIRUS WEBINARS

As Coronavirus continues to negatively impact the South Jersey Cultural Community, connecting and learning together, digitally, has become essential. The list below contains useful links to COVID-19 related webinars and virtual information sessions.

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Date Time Organization Title Description
Weekly on Fridays 10:00 – 10:45 AM ArtPride NJ WEEKLY COVID-19 Impact Webinar

 

Join ArtPride staff for our FREE weekly webinar to discuss updated and valuable information regarding how New Jersey’s arts community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Tune in to learn what we’re doing to advocate for the arts as part of state and federal recovery support. Bring your questions!
WEEKLY on Wednesdays in APRIL 10:00 AM Creative New Jersey CREATIVE NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY CALLS: COVID-19 RESPONSE This deeply challenging time calls for communication, collaboration and unity. We want to support our communities by helping to share relevant, timely information and best practices around COVID-19 response, and also by providing a platform for all of us to connect with one another, share what we know is working, what challenges we still face, and how we are continuing to move forward.

Please join us for our first statewide call on Wednesday, April 1st at 10am by registering below, and answer the following questions

WEKDAYS in May 4:30 PM Vorhees Arts Council ASK THE ARTIST FROM VOORHEES ARTIST COMMUNITY For the month of May, weekdays at 4:30 pm, Voorhees Arts Council will host and “interview” local artists about their artwork. From the Gallery artists, to those who participate in Arts on the Boulevard and the online exhibits, we will bring you interesting artists who will share one piece of art and explain their process, how they select the subject, what inspires them, how they got into art, and so on. We encourage kids to get on the zoom chat or Facebook Live and comment, chat and ask away!!! ZOOM MEETING ID # 720-8695-2524

 

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Multiple Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) THE PERFORMING ARTS READINESS PROJECT OFFERS FREE WEBINARS, ON-SITE TRAINING, AND PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES ON VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Crisis Engagement: 12 Tasks to Sustain Donors in Turbulent Times: April 16
Introduction to Emergency Preparedness for Performing Arts Organizations: April 21
Safety and Security for Performing Arts: April 23
Risk Assessment for Performing Arts Organizations: May 5
Health and Safety in the Performing Arts: May 14
Understanding Cybersecurity for Performing Arts Organizations: May 19
Crisis Communication and Reputation Management for Performing Arts Orgs.: June 3
Disaster Response for Performing Arts Organizations: June 11
Community Recovery Through Arts and Culture: TBD
Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts: TBD
Pandemic Planning for the Performing Arts: TBD
Protecting Your Ass: Managing Legacy Materials for Performing Arts Organizations: TBD
04/27/20-05/01/20 Americans for the Arts NATIONAL ARTS ACTION DIGITAL SUMMIT! Designed to bring advocates the latest updates in federal arts policy, compelling up-to-the-minute data, and successful advocacy techniques, the National Arts Action Digital Summit is the best way to prepare yourself to make key asks of your federal elected officials and to learn how to be the best arts advocate you can be.
4/28/20 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Tech Soup MOVING YOUR WORKSHOPS ONLINE! LET’S DO IT! 

 

Join TechSoup courses, Nancy White and a few of our friends on Tuesday, April 28, from 12 Noon PT to 1:15 pm PT, as we experience a few engaging ways to make our online meetings and workshops more useful and collaborative. In this 75 minutes live event, we will be using Zoom and you will experience the “fishbowl” – an innovative method for increasing collaboration and output. At the end of the event, you will have the experience and tools to incorporate these techniques into your online meetings and workshops.    This live event is part of an online course that will include resources and a recording of the event, if you can’t make it.

This live event is part of an online course that will include resources and a recording of the event, if you can’t make it.   The link to launch the live event will be provided to you in an email that. we will send the day before and also available in the course itself

4/29/20 3:00 PM Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation COPING WITH COVID: STRATEGIES FOR MID-ATLANTIC ARTISTS This webinar will provide both to artists in the Mid-Atlantic region. Specifically, we’ll:
• Review unemployment assistance in states and territories served by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
• Highlight emergency assistance opportunities provided by regional partners and the Small Business Administration.
• Review financial planning tips for individuals to use as they navigate this crisis.
4/29/20 2:00 ET Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council ARTISTS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS Many artists pursue their career through a combination of freelance jobs, independent contractor assignments and gig work. They are especially hard-hit by the shutdown of the arts as they have lost essential income from commissions and jobs they worked hard to line up. Federal and state emergency relief now includes assistance for freelance workers, independent contractors, and gig workers. Learn how you can survive these challenging times and access the federal and state relief recently passed.
4/30/20 12:30 ET Salesforce Stories of Resilience: A Conversation with Brené Brown How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders and embed the value of courage in your company culture? Learn more in a live conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown and Salesforce SVP of SMB Marketing Marie Rosecrans. Whether you’re running a small business or leading a large team, here’s your opportunity to explore resiliency strategies.
4/30/20 7:00 PM The Action Network, Sponsored by USDAC USDAC Network Listening Session Join us in community on this call, where you will connect to and learn from other artists and cultural workers looking to support their communities in meaningful ways. What’s nourishing you? What’s challenging you? How can the USDAC be a partner in deepening solidarity and mutuality in a time of such intense loss, change, and distance?
4/30/20 2:30 PM Museum Hue MUSEUM HUE AND THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS VIRTUAL CONVERSATION Join Museum Hue in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums for a virtual conversation. We would like to hear directly from you. This open conversation is for museum professionals of color at all levels to share ways we can best support each other, discuss how culturally-specific institutions are fairing, and learn more about how communities of color have been affected by the pandemic. This is a town-hall-style informal gathering for people of color. Bring your thoughts and your questions as we gather together digitally.

For this first gathering, we will be limited to 40 participants.

5/4/20 2:00 PM Americans for the Arts AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS CARES ACT UPDATE This webinar will cover the local success stories and best practices on securing CARES Act funding, findings from the three active surveys that we’re currently conducting on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and a customized walk-through of the incredibly comprehensive and soon-to-go-live updated web pages of the Americans for the Arts Coronavirus Resource and Response Center 2.0.
5/14/20 2:00 ET Catchafire Transforming Your Event into a Virtual Experience How do you bring your donors and constituents together when in-person events are not a possibility? You cancelled your event due to public safety concerns, but you can’t cancel your need to fundraise. Join us to learn the best ways to successfully transform your event into a virtual gathering supporting your organization. Learn how to leverage alternative event types that reflect your mission and vision, without breaking the bank. We’ll give you the tools you need to make this shift and take advantage of the opportunities virtual events have to offer your organization.
5/28/20 2:00 PM Ctachafire Building a Case for Support | Key Trends & Fundraising FYI’s Learn how to develop your case for support and leverage your volunteers to ensure your organization doesn’t lose focus or funding in a noisy year. Donors have a limited amount of funds and attention to give in a year – but what do you do at a time where the world feels smaller than ever, and you’re worried about your message being drowned out by the noise of everything else going on? You need to establish a solid case for support to set your organization apart. By reframing how you communicate your mission and the importance of your work, your organization’s narrative can be heard through all the noise – whether it’s COVID-19 breaking news, election campaigns, environmental emergencies, or competing causes.
Multiple Multiple Cuseum CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES As coronavirus continues to spread rapidly and affect museums, cultural organizations, attractions, performing arts centers, universities, and more, it is imperative to stay prepared. To help organizations take measures to reduce the spread of the virus and support their communities, we have compiled a variety of resources to assist in planning, strategy, and adapting to change.

 

Multiple Multiple Americans for the Arts CORONAVIRUS RECORDED WEBINARS Prerecorded AFTA Webinars on various topics surrounding COVID-19
Recorded Webinar April 22, 2020 National Endowment for the Humanities NEH CARES INFO SESSION VIDEO This is a recording of an informational session on NEH’s new guidelines for our members held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22 from 1pm to 2pm. We were joined by Tim Robison, director of congressional affairs at the NEH, and Jeff Hardwick, deputy director of the division of public programs at the NEH.
PODCAST April 7, 2020 (Recorded) Capacity Interactive/ Colleen Dilenschneider EP. 77   HOW COVID-19 IS IMPACTING INTENTIONS TO VISIT CULTURAL ENTITIES In this episode, Erik asks Colleen to share her research about how COVID-19 is impacting intentions to visit cultural entities and which types of organizations attendees intend to visit post-crisis. They also revisit her data on why it is the absolute wrong move for cultural organizations to cut marketing budgets at the first sign of a difficult financial horizon.

 

PAST WEBINARS (In some cases, recordings may be available)

Date Time Organization Title Description
04/02/20 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AASLH AASLH: PLANNING FOR AN UNCERTAIN FINANCIAL FUTURE The current COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging financial climate for American history organizations of all sizes. In this facilitated discussion, we will address the topic of financial crisis planning and with particular focus on business interruption and resumption, budget revisions and financial modeling, communications with stakeholders, and a review of relevant current legislation. 
04/03/20 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM American Craft Forum AMERICAN CRAFT FORUM: INNOVATION IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY (THREE-PART SERIES) This FREE three-part online series is meant to be an inspiring, refreshing, pragmatic, and safe conversation space. We’ll explore innovations in our craft communities in the face of adversities and challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to hear from you about ways artists, writers, and organizations are creating unique solutions in a time of crisis.

 

Part 1: Vulnerabilities, Disruptions, and Opportunities in the Marketplace

Americans for the Arts is reporting a $3.6 billion impact on the arts sector due to the effect of the outbreak on operations through canceled events, lost wages, and other expenses. The business of craft has been disrupted at every level – from marketplace events to supply chains to rail and gallery outlets to small manufacturing production. What solutions are we seeing? How are artists and businesses adapting? What alternatives might we consider? Can we use craft thinking to design our way out of this?

04/03/20 10:00 – 10:45 AM Art Pride NJ ART PRIDE NJ COVID-19 IMPACT WEBINAR This Friday, in collaboration with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the NJ Business Action Center, and the NJ Economic Development Authority, panelists will provide information on SBA loans available to arts nonprofits. Tune in to learn about advocacy for the arts as part of state and federal recovery support. Bring your questions!
04/06/20 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Arts Ed NJ ARTS ED NJ SEL AND ARTS EDUCATION: NAVIGATING UNCERTAIN TIMES, PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: There is nothing normal today for our teachers, students, and parents. Everyone is grappling with the strategies to provide comfort and stability to our students in the face of uncertainty. Join Arts Ed NJ for a one hour webinar that will explore how arts educators can incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into their artistic practices with intention, learn strategies for supporting students’ emotional needs, and how these strategies will create a foundation for student learning in our post-COVID-19 world.
04/07/20 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Creative Capital COPING WITH COVID: FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA-PFS and finance expert, will provide financial implications of the COVID-19 outbreak. This virtual gathering is meant to help creative individuals cope with the unique financial challenges they face and provide tangible strategies for managing the ongoing uncertainty.
04/09/20 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tech Soup HOW TO BRING YOUR LIVE OR IN-PERSON EVENTS ONLINE For organizations that have to cancel live, in-person events, this webinar shows how to bring the event online.  towards.
04/09/20 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Association of Fundraising Professions, NJ Chapter FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS Per Hansen and Catherine Mastrangelo Coughlin will discuss communications and fundraising strategies to guide arts and cultural institutions through the COVID-19 pandemic. The fiscal fragility of the arts sector is being stressed further by the pandemic and looming recession. Remaining sustainable requires adapting your fundraising and communications strategies to the current reality and creating a crisis plan to manage immense short-term pressures. Hansen and Coughlin will draw on their deep experience nationally and in New Jersey to suggest a roadmap for arts and cultural institutions of all sizes to manage through the systemic shock of COVID-19.
04/10/20 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM American Craft Forum AMERICAN CRAFT FORUM: INNOVATION IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY (THREE-PART SERIES) This FREE three-part online series is meant to be an inspiring, refreshing, pragmatic, and safe conversation space. We’ll explore innovations in our craft communities in the face of adversities and challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to hear from you about ways artists, writers, and organizations are creating unique solutions in a time of crisis                                                                                                                                                   Part 2: Understanding the Impact and Pursuing Relief

The nation’s arts and culture industry is experiencing devastating economic losses with closed venues and canceled performances, exhibitions, and events as a result of the pandemic. With the passing of the $2 trillion emergency stimulus package that includes important provisions supporting the arts sector and creative workforce, there is still a lot to sort out for independent artists, entrepreneurs, and organization leaders. This series of online forums continue with this session devoted to helping you navigate what all this means for the craft sector and practical advice for pursuing relief.

04/10/20 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AASLH AASLH: EMPATHIC AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT DURING A CRISIS In a follow up to her blog post, “Empathic Audience Engagement During The Apocalypse,” AASLH invites you to join independent consultant and master educator Andrea Jones (Peak Experience Lab) for a thoughtful conversation about grieving a loss of normalcy during the current pandemic while also making progress towards forging new identities in our field.
04/14/20 4:00 PM Creative Capital “COPING WITH COVID: TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ARTISTS DURING CHALLENGING TIMES” This free online workshop helps artists create take better control of their environment, manage time, reduce stress, and make room to achieve important goals, while also feeling productive and creative.
04/15/20 2:00 PM Artplace NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA) CARES ACT FUNDING Please join us for a webinar on applying for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) CARES Act funding.

The NEA will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations to help them endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closures of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19. As part of this important investment, the NEA has designed a plan to expedite the distribution of critical funds and help rain as many jobs as possible, as quickly as possible. Jen Hughes, the NEA’s Design and Creative Placemaking Director, and Cliff Murphy, the NEA’s Folk and Traditional Arts Director, will present information about the funding that the NEA received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which recognizes that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy.

04/16/20 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM NJ Theatre Alliance RELAXED PERFORMANCES/SENSORY FRIENDLY CULTURAL EVENTS This roundtable will focus on opportunities and challenges around the planning and offering of cultural events for individuals on the spectrum.  The roundtable will also discuss program ideas for older adults on the spectrum. This roundtable is perfect for ADA Coordinators, Education Staff, Program Staff, Patron, and Guest Services.
04/16/20 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nonprofit Finance Fund MANAGING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY – PART 1 Join us for a discussion about the tough decisions that lie ahead for nonprofit leaders. We will offer practical steps for financial decision making that balances immediate needs and priorities with medium-and long-term recovery goals, preparing organizations for the aftermath of the crisis.

Session #1 (April 16) will cover:
• Moving from Responding to Recovery into Resilience
• Cash management and planning strategies
• Budging in times of uncertainty

04/17/20 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nonprofit Finance Fund MANAGING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY – PART 2 Join us for a discussion about the tough decisions that lie ahead for nonprofit leaders. We will offer practical steps for financial decision making that balances immediate needs and priorities with medium-and long-term recovery goals, preparing organizations for the aftermath of the crisis. Session #2 (April 17) will cover: • Common financial strategies for managing in crisis • Practical advice for completing a financial scenario plan • Best practices for communicating and reflecting on the financial impact of COVID19
04/17/20 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM American Craft Forum AMERICAN CRAFT FORUM: INNOVATION IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY (THREE-PART SERIES) This FREE three-part online series is meant to be an inspiring, refreshing, pragmatic, and safe conversation space. We’ll explore innovations in our craft communities in the face of adversities and challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to hear from you about ways artists, writers, and organizations are creating unique solutions in a time of crisis. Part 1: Vulnerabilities, Disruptions, and Opportunities in the Marketplace                                                                   Part 3: Education Disruptions and Opportunities

Our series continues by turning to the impacts COVID-19 has had on the education field. From residencies to education centers to higher education, the way we learn, teach, and educate has been turned on its head. We close our first round of the American Craft Forum by hearing from the education field – students, educators, and administrators – about new directions the field is turning to and what we’ve learned from this most recent disruption.

04/21/20 2:00 PM Artwork Archive & CERF+ RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ARTISTS DURING COVID-19 Due to demand, Artwork Archive and CERF+ are partnering to help make sense of the federal relief, funding, and digital platforms available to artists during COVID-19.
4/22/20 2:00 PM Cueseum COLLABORATING ON VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS DURING CORONAVIRUS As museums and cultural organizations push forward in their efforts to adapt to coronavirus closures, many are striving to redesign programming and educational resources for digital platforms, stay community-oriented, and embrace digital transformation across all departments. At this moment, many museum leaders, educators, curators, and other professionals are working collaboratively with their colleagues in digital and social media to usher in a new digital era at their institutions, and many may be in search of guidance and best practices to help navigate these changes.

 

Join Brendan Ciecko (CEO & Founder @ Cuseum), Marie Vickles (Director of Education @ Perez Art Museum Miami) & Elizabeth Neely (Curator of Digital Experience @ Georgia O’Keeffe Museum) as they discuss the ways that organizations can implement digital changes in education, programming, curation, and other departments. This webinar will address sustainable digital transformation, as well as best practices for engaging and supporting your community in light of coronavirus.

04/23/20 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Capacity Interactive BOOT CAMP FOR THE ARTS LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP, MARKING, FUNDRAISING, & WELLNESS FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN CRISIS The live stream will feature presentations, Q+A interviews, and case studies from across the arts industry on leadership, marking, fundraising, and wellness. You’ll hear from experts on how to navigate the crisis, and from peer organizations about what they’re doing to remain active in their patrons’ lives. You’ll also have a front-row seat to live performances throughout the day to spark your creativity and inspiration.

Speaker announcements coming soon. Please register for updates and more information.

04/23/20 2:00 PM Cvent ADAPTING AND EVOLVING YOUR EVENTS IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD Join our live panel discussion with industry experts as we prepare for the uncharted path ahead and share best practices about how you can adapt, evolve, and accelerate your event program in times of crisis.