Professional Development

Online Workshop: Archival Storytelling Strategy for Artists

Do you have archival content that you want to interpret, contextualize, and give new meaning to through a book, video, live performance, or other format? Jocelyn Arem teaches how to engage archival content with their own unique creative perspectives.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Online Workshop: Art Law for Artists

Lawyer Benjamin Kerr explores the most common law questions artists should know, including contract law, copyright, negotiation, and fundamental terms and enforcement with an emphasis on practical applications for artists in the real world.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Teaching Artists Guild

Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

Emerging Leaders of Color

Between 11 and 13 participants will be selected for this partnership program between South Arts and its colleague Regional Arts Organization WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation). This is a Southern pilot of the Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) program for cultural workers and arts administrators located in seven states in the southern region. Building on the success of WESTAF’s ELC program which has been attracting, training, networking and promoting a new generation of diverse arts leaders since 2010, the South Arts program will serve to advance Southern vitality through the arts through leadership development. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

NCTC Producing Gathering


The NCTC Producing Gathering is North Carolina's premiere professional development conference for theatre producers and administrators. Network with colleagues, attend panels and workshops, and hear from industry thought leaders July 19 - 21 in Raleigh. You’ll leave the Producing Gathering with new contacts, fresh ideas, and renewed energy. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Full Frame Teach the Teachers

Full Frame's annual Teach the Teachers program immerses a small group of Triangle educators into the festival experience, where we give them the tools and the confidence to successfully integrate documentary film into their classrooms.
Open to high school and middle school teachers, this important media literacy initiative will be accepting applications for the 2020 program soon. 

Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice Program

Preserving and perpetuating the traditional artforms of Central Appalachia is essential to our region's identity. There are in-state opportunities for developing mentor-apprentice relationships, but what if state lines separate the artists? The Folk & Traditional Arts Cross-Border Mentor-Apprentice Program bridges this gap by supporting mentor artist and apprentice relationships that cross state borders with $5,000 in order to develop shared cultural heritage in Central Appalachia. This program is open to mentor artists from eligible counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee who apply with an apprentice from an eligible county in a different state. Apprentices may reside in ARC counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Inclusion in Arts Summer Camps


Arts Access and Community Partnerships present this training on inclusion for arts summer camp staff. Training will cover: What inclusion really is and why it's important, strategies for positive behavior support, strategies to help children of all abilities be successful in your program, high incidence disabilities and common accommodations for support, and time to discuss challenges.  

Stay tuned for details about a virtual workshop and/or a postponement date. More to come! 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Craft Your Commerce: 2020 Spring Workshop Series


The theme for the 2020 Spring Workshop Series is “Financials & Operations for Makers”. Though some may view the topic of financials and operations as “serious business,” these workshops are designed to be accessible, informative and engaging for artists and makers, even at the earliest stages of business development.

The CYC Spring Workshop Series will feature the following:

1. A networking event to kick off the series
2. 3 separate workshops on preparing for the upcoming tax season, positioning your business to scale and how to work with buyers
3. The series will then conclude with Alpine for Makers, an intensive 5-week course for existing businesses facilitated within a cohort learning environment

Writers and Books

Resource: Writers & Books is a literary center in Rochester, N.Y. that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. Programs include: writing classes and workshops; outreach programs; readings and talks by visiting and regional writers; residency programs at our rural retreat center; an annual Regional Playwriting Competition; internships; and other programs.


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