2015/16 Webinar Season

The topics of 2015/16 webinar series were chosen based on your feedback and cover various aspects of presenting, from programming and contract negotiation to budgeting for shows, sponsorship and strategic planning. You will also learn how to find audience, attract youth and improve your engagement by using social media. 

To best address your needs, this year we’ve split the series into two levels, Introductory and Intermediate. 

Introductory -  These webinars are geared toward small budget, volunteer presenters with minimal staff. You’re new to the field of presenting or new to your role and want to learn the basics.

Intermediate - These webinars are geared toward small budget, volunteer presenters with minimal staff. You’re not new to the field of presenting or to your role, but you’d like to build on your past experiences and refine your skills.

There is no cost to view the webinar sessions. All you need is a phone line, computer and a high speed internet connection. Participants may join our virtual classroom by accessing a recorded video stream of the webinar online.

“[Adobe webinar platform] is an excellent tool. Makes participation much easier, since you can do it from any location with a phone or internet connection.”

To view the recording of each webinar, click on the hyperlinked topic of your choice

Date Level Topic Access
September 9, 2015 Introductory Basics of Programming for Your Community View webinar
October 14, 2015 Introductory Gettin’ It to the Stage View webinar
October 21, 2015 Intermediate Programming with Vision: Selecting Work to Present View webinar
October 28, 2015  Intermediate Programming for the People View webinar
November 18, 2015 Introductory Presenting Finance 101 View webinar
November 25, 2015 Intermediate Presenting Finance 200 View webinar
December 2, 2015 Advanced Special Topic: Energy Efficiency in Arts Facilities View webinar
December 9, 2015 Introductory Artist Negotiation and Contracting 101 View webinar
December 16, 2015 Intermediate Artist Negotiations and Contracting 200 View webinar
January 13, 2016 Introductory Grant Writing – Where Do I Start? View webinar
January 20, 2016 Intermediate Grant Writing for Success View webinar
January 27, 2016 Introductory How do I find an Audience View webinar
February 17, 2016 Introductory Getting started on social media View webinar
February 24, 2016  Intermediate Creating compelling online content View webinar
March 2, 2016 Intermediate Building the Cultural Army View webinar
March 16, 2016 Introductory The Value of Sponsorship 101 View webinar
March 17, 2016 Special topic Greening Your Festival View webinar
NEW DATE - March 30, 2016 Intermediate The Value of Sponsorship 201 View webinar
April 20, 2016 Intro/Intermediate Engaging Youth as Volunteers View webinar
April 27, 2016 Intermediate Volunteer Burnout: Symptoms, Signs and Solutions View webinar
May 4, 2016 Introductory Strategic Planning - Part 1: Getting Started View webinar
May 11, 2016 Introductory Strategic Planning - Part 2: From Vision to Reality View webinar