Arts and Culture Capacity Building Workshops
December 7, 8 & 10

CT Office of the Arts  December 2, 2020

The Connecticut Office of the Arts is pleased to open registration for three (3) upcoming capacity building workshops, presented in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Dates & Times

  • Monday, December 7 from 9 – 11 AM
  • Tuesday, December 8 from 9 – 11 AM
  • Thursday, December 10 from 9 – 11 AM

Who Should Participate:
• Arts Organizations
• Cultural Attractions
• Municipalities
• Museums
• Individual Artists

Full program details and registration links below. There is no cost to participate.

Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 1
Monday, December 7, 2020  | 9 – 11 AM

Who should participate?  

Arts institutions, museums and cultural attractions and individual artists

9 – 10 AM
Envisioning a Future – Cooperatives and collaborations for resource sharing and cost efficiency

Margaret M. Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist, USDA
Noémi Giszpenc, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Institute
Onyeka “Ony” Obiocha, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Hartford, CT
Doug Sauer, CEO, NY Council of Nonprofits

10 – 11 AM
Where the Money Is: The Third Resource
How nonprofit arts organizations can utilize fully-secured borrowing to survive the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. NOTE: This content is relevant to all non-profit organizations.

Expert: Richard Linzer, Linzer Consulting


Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 2
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
9 – 11 AM

Who should participate?
Arts institutions, museums and cultural attractions and individual artists

9 – 9:30 AM
Basic Financial and Business Strategy Principles with Luke Blackadar
Luke Blackadar is Director Legal Services for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, where he manages the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. Luke counsels artists and arts organizations of all disciplines on contracts, nonprofit law, copyright, and trademark.

9:30 – 10 AM
SBA and the Arts & Culture Sector
SBA has valuable resources to offer for arts organizations and individual artists. SBA Regional Administrator Wendell Davis will present information you can use about PPP forgiveness, non-recourse debt programs and resources available about digital marketing from ‘MBAs Fight Covid.’ SBA experts will be answering attendee questions in the ‘chat’

10 – 11 AM
TechSoup 101
Tech Soup provides the connections, expertise, and resources to unlock the power of tech for social good. This presentation will provide an overview of how Tech Soup can support arts and culture organizations and artists in the areas of Tech Literacy, Digital Marketing and E-Commerce.

Expert: Cameron Jones, VP for Solutions and Services, TechSoup


Arts & Culture Capacity Building Module 3
Thursday, December 10, 2020
9 – 11 AM

Who should participate?
Municipalities, arts and cultural organizations, and individual artists

9 – 11 AM
The Role of Art and Artists in Building Business and Communities
This module will focus on place-keeping and will feature case studies and actionable recommendations for cross-sector collaboration between municipalities, arts organizations and artists to build communities, spur the creative economy and to leverage arts and culture as a driver of activities in our cities.

Bridget Anderson, Indiana Director, Patronicity
Beth Flowers, Executive Director, The AIR Institute
Lynne McCormack, National Director of Place-making, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)