Impact Arts Conference Schedule

Making The Table-Standing Up, Joining In, and Fueling Change in Our Communities

Now more than ever, the arts must go beyond getting a ‘seat at the table’ in community work. We must MAKE the table. At #ImpactArtsCon17, learn best practices, strategies for success, and practical takeaways about creating your table and fueling community change. Once you register for the conference, you’ll be able to select your workshop schedule.

Thursday, June 22nd 9:00am-4:00pm

READY…SET…ENGAGE: The Art of Advocating for Your Community Pre-Conference presented by Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

Build your civic engagement and advocacy muscles at this interactive workshop led by national advocacy leader and Animating Democracy Co-Founder Barbara Schaffer Bacon, featuring key concepts, principles, and practices of  advocacy as demonstrated via project examples, video, and lively exchange. Learn to maximize engagement opportunities through program design and community partnerships and how to track the impact of your engagement and advocacy to measure success.

Friday, June 23rd

Registration and Continental Breakfast, 7:30am-9am

Marketview Arts Gallery Hall, 37 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York

 

Creative Aging Conference, 9:00am-4:00pm

Appell Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage, 50 North George Street in downtown York

The demand is exploding across the state for Creative Aging residencies lead by trained, professional artists. Artists are working in senior centers, community centers, residential communities, and even health care settings. The June 23rd conference will reinforce what we have learned about the benefits of creative involvement for seniors; but we also learn from the experiences of teaching artists who are engaged in the work.

 

Impact Morning Interactive Workshops, 9am-11:00am

Changing the Narrative – Giving Minority Groups a Voice through Art Artist Talk with Ophelia Chambliss

Marketview Arts Gallery Hall, 37 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York

Join artist Ophelia Chambliss for a discussion on the role of the arts to provide an outlet and a voice for marginalized communities, including a conversation with artists featured in the Gallery Hall exhibit.

 

Making Sure Your Message is Heard: Effective branding and messaging bootcamp with J2 Design

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

How do you create a unique value proposition for your organization that sets you apart? How do you develop messaging that gets results? Get the tools and tactics to effectively tell your organizational story from Lansie Sylvia and her team at J2Made branding design firm, a powerhouse in non-profit, cultural, and educational messaging to ensure your branding and messaging tells a compelling story to funders and to the public.

 

 Metrics, Measurements, and Effective Grant-writing with Kirsten Hubbard

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

Grantors are increasingly expecting organizations to to utilize data to describe their audience and metric outcomes. This workshop will cover: why the shift towards data-driven decisions, how the process can benefit your organization, how to create measurable objectives, meaningful metrics and realistic reporting structures, and where to find an how to use statistical data which helps build the your case for funding.

 

Facing Your Bias: Addressing Racial Diversity Issues with Melissa Plotkin

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

Want to reach a diverse audience as well as bring racial equity to your organization, but not sure where to start?  One of the York JCC diversity belief statements is in order to reduce prejudice, individuals must be aware of their own biases and evaluate them periodically. This workshop led by Melissa Plotkin of the York Jewish Community Center Diversity Services will provide participants an opportunity to recognize, evaluate, and process their biases and become aware of boundaries and the power of language in order to address diversity issues in your organization and in your community outreach.

 

Guided Art Tour of Marketview Arts 11:00am-12:00pm

Marketview Arts Gallery Hall, 37 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York

Join us for guided tours of the art exhibits featured on all three levels of Marketview Arts prior to lunch in the 3rd floor gallery hall.

 

Lunch & Keynote Presentation, “Making a Case for the Arts” 12:00pm-1:30pm

Marketview Arts Gallery Hall, 37 West Philadelphia Street in downtown York

Join us for boxed lunch in Marketview Arts Gallery Hall as Keynote speaker Jay H. Dick of Americans for the Arts presents the new economic impact figures of the arts in our community that can be used to leverage support.

 

Impact Afternoon Interactive Workshops, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Breaking down Silos: Using Creative Processes toward Shared Ground with Dominic DelliCarpini and Gregory Wimmer

Qualifies for Act 48 Continual Professional Education Credits

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

Creativity is a basic human attribute. In childhood, it is open and creative play that defines us. But as we grow older, and as we enter our daily work zones, we often lose our creative confidence.  In this interactive session, you will practice techniques for helping yourself–and others you work with–to think more broadly, to draw upon the ideas and talents of collaborators, and to develop shared approaches to problem solving and idea-development. The session will help you to lead inter-unit and inter-disciplinary groups past the silos we often think within, and to value diverse thinking.

Led by two educators who have developed innovation efforts at the secondary and college level, this workshop will demonstrate the ways that teamwork can be made more productive by unleashing and validating the creative process of all participants.  We’ll first model some techniques for encouraging creativity and teamwork, and then ask participants to apply those techniques toward building a more creative community in their own work situations.

 

Arts & Prejudice: Challenging The Perceptions of Aging in the Arts with Embracing Aging of the York County Community Foundation

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

By 2030, the number of older adults from the Baby Boomer generation will have doubled since the year 2000; a change like nothing the world has ever seen that will touch every aspect of society. Arts audiences, participants, and donors are aging – so why is the art world so obsessed with youth? This workshop will allow participants to understand ageism, age-inclusive thinking (what it means and examples of how it can be manifested in the community), and identify strategies for combating ageism and negative stereotypes about older adults in their organization.

 

Secrets of the Grant-What Works, What Doesn’t with Andrew Simonet of Artists U

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

Applying for grants as an artist can be an incredibly daunting task. Not only is it intimidating to put your work out there, but the process of actually writing a grant can be a challenge.  Join Andrew Simonet, Founder of Artists U, an incubator for changing the working conditions of artists, for this in-depth workshop on writing a successful grant that breaks down the process and de-bunks the myths on how to secure funding for your work.

 

Friday-Saturday, June 23rd-24th

Artists U Intensive: Building A Sustainable Life as an Artist presented by Andrew Simonet of Artists U

York College Center for Community Engagement (in the former Lafayette Club) 59 East Market Street in downtown York

In Artists U, facilitated by Andrew Simonet, we will share tools and principles artists have used to thrive. We will build a conversation, a realistic, un-complainy conversation that sees the challenges but also acknowledges that our skills are more than up to the task. We will do some specific, practical work (planning, finances) and some big picture thinking. And we will look at the specific challenges facing artists: the demands of creating and producing the work, funding cycles, and a supposedly embodied life that too often ends up in front of a laptop for eight hours.