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Attendees may register for just the Emerging Program Institute, or the Institute + the Pre-Institute training: Nonprofit 101 (additional registration required).

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Emerging Program Institute Agenda

Tuesday, April 5

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Opening Reception: Welcome to New Orleans!
Joan Mitchell Center  - 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA

Meet your fellow Institute attendees, local arts leaders, and current artists in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center during this casual and fun buffet dinner! Meet in Whitney Hotel lobby at 5:05 pm for shuttle to Joan Mitchell Center. Shuttle will return participants to the Whitney Hotel at the end of the reception.

Wednesday, April 6
8:30 - 9 am Registration – Joan Mitchell Center | 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA
8:30 - 8:45 am Travel – Meet in Whitney Hotel lobby at 8:20 am for shuttle to Joan Mitchell Center

9 - 9:45 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 10 things to consider as you start a residency!

Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities

10 - 11:15 am

The Relevance of Place | In this session we'll look at how place and context influence programming, how artists might engage your community in meaningful ways, and how demonstrating relevance can help you build support.

Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center
Regin Igloria, Multidisciplinary studio artist, former Director of Residencies, Ragdale
Brad Kik, Co-founder + Co-director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

11:15 - 12 pm

 

Ethics + Equity in Artist Selection | Explore what equity looks like in the arts and how underserved artists are impacted by certain selection processes. Learn a variety of perspectives from the residency field, and how to make the process of choosing your artists-in-residence an intentional one.

Michelle Ramos, attorney, Project Director, Vera Institute of Justice
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities (moderator)
MK Wegmann, President & CEO, National Performance Network

12 - 1 pm

Lunch

1 - 1:30 pm

Tour: Joan Mitchell Center | The Joan Mitchell Center is an artist residency center developed for artists to create work in a contemplative environment. As part of the Center's commitment to be an inclusive gathering place for artists and the broader community of New Orleans, they curate and produce public programming, creating events that support values of diversity and social equity. Hear about their planning process and see their brand new facilities up close!

Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center (with designer Lee Ledbetter & Associates)

1:45 - 3:15 pm

The Business of Residencies | How do you guide your organization through different lifecycle stages? In this session, we’ll cover business planning to launch a program, along with transitional moments like succession planning.

Brad Kik, Co-founder + Co-director, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Ama Rogan, Managing Director, A Studio in the Woods

3:30 - 6 pm

Residency and art organizations site visits

3:45 – 4:15 pm – New Orleans Community Printshop | 1201 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA
4:30 – 5 pm – Dancing Grounds | 3705 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA
5:15 – 6 pm – Press Street / Antenna | 3718 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA

6 - 7:30 pm

Reception at Press Street / Antenna | 3718 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Wind down and connect with your peers after a full day of sessions. Beer/wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Shuttle will return to the Whitney Hotel at 7:15 pm + 7:30 pm.

Thursday, April 7
8:30 - 9 am Travel to tour – Meet in Whitney Hotel lobby at 8:20 am for shuttle to A Studio in the Woods. (Bus will return to the Joan Mitchell Center for sessions afterwards).

9 - 10:30 am

Residency site visit: A Studio in the Woods | 13401 Patterson Road, New Orleans, LA
Meet residents artists and tour woods and buildings with Ama Rogan, Managing Director; Cammie Hill-Prewitt, Residency Coordinator; and botanist David Baker, Environmental Curator. Located in a unique wooded setting within the city of New Orleans, A Studio in the Woods has an established record of pairing land preservation with intimate artist residencies centered on environmental challenges and connecting artists to the local community.

11 am - 12:15 pm

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?

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
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities

12:15 - 12:30 pm Dolphin Tank! Part I | 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.

Regin Igloria, Multidisciplinary studio artist, former Director of Residencies, Ragdale
Amanda + Brad Kik, Co-founders + Co-directors, Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Michael Orlove, Director of Artist Communities + Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works, + Sidney Pepper Smith, Artist Communities / Presenting Specialist | Multidisciplinary Arts, National Endowment for the Arts
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities
Megan Young, Associate Director and Curator, Artist Services, Arts Council New Orleans
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Dolphin Tank! Part II | Try out your elevator speech in small groups.

2:30 - 3:30 pm

The Logistics of Artist Selection | Learn the nuts + bolts of running a selection process. From marketing your opportunity to managing the varied phases of selection committees + applications, we’ll pick up on yesterday’s conversation with practical tips and techniques.
Regin Igloria, Multidisciplinary studio artist, former Director of Residencies, Ragdale
Caitlin Stainken, Account Manager, Submittable
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities (moderator)

3:30 - 4:45 pm Ask an Expert | 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 & Pepper Smith, National Endowment for the Arts
Facilities Planning – Jonathan Tate, Office of Jonathan Tate (OJT)
The Artist-in-Residence Experience – Nick Slie, Mondo Bizarro
The Artist-in-Residence Experience – Heidi Vogels, TransArtists
Serving Artists: Who’s Left Out? – Caitlin Strokosch, Alliance of Artists Communities
5 - 5:30 pm Residency site visit: The New Quorum Artist Residency | 2435 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
The New Quorum (EPI 2015!) is dedicated to bringing professional musicians and writers from across the globe to New Orleans for meaningful cultural exchange with local and regional artists. They facilitate cultural exchange through a residency program, by producing musical and literary events, and by conducting an exchange program that provides local artists with cultural opportunities outside the city.
5:30 - 5:45 pm Closing thoughts and group photo!(Shuttle will then bring attendees to Closing Party)

6 - 7:30 pm

Closing Party at National Performance Network / Arts Estuary | 1024 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA

Celebrate with NPN and the Alliance with fun, food, drink, and reveling in the arts of New Orleans. Beer/wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Shuttle will return to Whitney Hotel at 7:30 pm.

 

Pre-Institute Nonprofit 101 Agenda

Nonprofit 101 offers a day of workshops and discussions for those developing new organizations who are looking for the basics of starting a nonprofit. Nonprofit 101 will be led by Cory Sparks, PhD, New Orleans Director, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Key questions to ask before launching a nonprofit:

  • What is our Mission and Vision?
  • How will we be governed? Who will lead us?
  • What will be the cost of doing business? (Initially and for the next 3-5 years)
  • How are we going to raise the resources we need?

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the LANO Nonprofit Start Up Toolkit, which has been used by hundreds of organizations

Separate registration is required. More information here.

Tuesday, April 5

8:30 - 9 am Registration - Joan Mitchell Center | 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA
8:30 - 8:45 am Travel – Meet in Whitney Hotel lobby at 8:20 am for shuttle to Joan Mitchell Center
9 - 9:15 am

Welcome + Intro

9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Nonprofit 101 Part I

1)    Objectives for the Day
The session will offer an overview of the nonprofit structure, raise critical questions for those launching a residency program, and help you determine priorities and next steps.
2) What Defines a Nonprofit?
•    Overview of the nonprofit structure
•    Discussion of national trends for nonprofits
•    Review of board roles and responsibilities
3) What is our Mission and Vision?
Engage in a mission and vision exercise that will lead to a story board of your residency program’s first 3-5 years.

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch break

1:30 - 5 pm

Nonprofit 101 Part II

4) Who will provide leadership?  
Review existing board leadership and create a board development plan to address gaps.
5) Who are our partners and stakeholders?
Analyze partners and stakeholders to identify others who might advance your mission and vision.
6) What will be the cost of doing business (initially and for the next 3-5 years)?
Project the cost of running the program, including potential staff support. The focus will be on understanding the program’s business model.
7) How will we raise the resources we need?
Identify your program’s unique value proposition and elevator pitch; and begin to sketch out a development plan and list prospective donors.
8) Next Steps and Closing
The session will close with reviewing lingering questions and prioritizing next steps.

5:30 - 7:30 pm  Join us for our opening reception! See description at top.