Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Arts Bootcamps

Here at COPPeR, we are dedicated to ensuring a bright future for our local arts community. In response to the financial crisis that is rocking our world right now (and not in a good way), we launched a series of "arts boot camp" sessions. The sessions are designed to arm our community's arts leaders with the necessary tools to face the coming months and years of uncertainty. So far we've hosted two--one on budgeting and reforecasting and one on Programming and Collaboration. Feedback for both has been good. One participant described the sessions as "always informative with great people to meet!"

Two bootcamp sessions left! Click here to learn more and RSVP

Additionally, we are keenly interested in tracking how economic events are affecting our local arts community. As we know, several small galleries and one large theater festival have already shuttered their doors. If you work for an arts organization, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. All feedback gathered is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS and will be used to help us state the case for the arts on a regional, statewide and national level. Your feedback really does help us and is needed.

During these uncertain times, we want to make sure that we all have the tools to make sure our local arts not only survive but THRIVE. It's my hope that in the great economic and societal reboot of 2009, creativity will at the forefront of what we do. The artists can be the leaders!

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