Arts Marketers Steering Committee:
Keesha Dixon, Asante Children's Theatre
Marcy Dodson, Indiana State Museum
Devon Ginn, Madam Walker Legacy Center
Kate Oberreich, Arts Council of Indianapolis
The Indy Arts Marketers are a network of organizations and individuals who hold stake in marketing the arts in central Indiana. Convened by the Arts Council of Indianapolis in partnership with a representative steering committee, the Arts Marketers aim to engage in discussion on community marketing needs, collaborate and support to raise arts visibility in central Indiana, and work to develop a common voice for the arts community. The Arts Marketers meet for coffee on a quarterly basis for professional development and networking opportunities.
RSVP for the Next Meet Up:
March 2020 - details TBA
Free Webinar by Lyrasis
Localized emergencies, regional disasters, and catastrophic events can have a devastating impact on performing arts organizations where even a brief loss of business can threaten sustainability. This free 90 minute webinar will provide an introduction to why emergency preparedness is critical to protect your organization from external risks and internal vulnerabilities. These include human caused and natural crises. You will learn the typical process and contents of a plan, and receive information about resources to help with planning.
This webinar is appropriate for attendees representing large and small performing arts organizations as well as those with and without their own performance facilities. Executive and management staff will find this webinar useful, as well as H.R., finance, communications, marketing, technical, and front-of-house staff.
This session is part of a series presented by the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project. Other topics in this series will include Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Networks, and Venue Safety.
The PAR project is funded through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Instructor: Steve Eberhardt
Steve Eberhardt is the Project Coordinator of the Performing Arts Readiness project. Steve has coordinated collaborative grant-funded projects at LYRASIS for 20 years including a 2006-2008 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded grant that assisted academic libraries in their recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. His most recent project provided training, grants, and consultations to preserve photographic and audiovisual collections at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Instructor: Jan Newcomb
Jan Newcomb’s leadership experience in performing, community and government arts organizations has included the following positions: Vice President of Development and Interim President & CEO of the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra and CEO of the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY. Jan founded and developed an arts council in Beaufort, SC and was co-founder of the Bailey/Newcomb Dance Company (NY). She served as executive director of three other regional arts councils in upstate NY and SC before joining the staff of the South Carolina Arts Commission as Director of Grants. Jan has taught modern dance and arts policy and management courses as adjunct faculty at the University of Buffalo, Medaille College, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, and New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan where she designed and served as the founding director of the MA in Leadership in the Arts & Entertainment Industries (LAEI) Program, in association with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment LLC. Since 2009, Jan has consulted with clients including South Arts, Long Wharf Theatre (CT), Miami Summer Music Festival, and the Lexington (KY) Philharmonic.
Her educational background is in the performing arts, with a BA in Music with a dual Minor in Dance and Theatre from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and a Master’s in Education focused on teaching modern dance from The George Washington University in the District of Columbia.
Each month a small central Indiana arts organization will be named WICR Arts Organization of the Month and will receive an in-kind $1,000 advertising schedule (40 spots at a value of $25 each, including spot production). Selected organizations will have 501c3 status, have an annual operating budget below $500,000 and have programming or promotional needs that align with the month in which they are selected. WICR Arts Organization of the Month is a partnership between WICR and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
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