11:00 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $30 for one class under this series, up to five more classes no charge
This online workshop will focus on capacity building during Covid-19, creating a plan to move forward, and considering how other important factors, such as social justice, diversity and equity, can impact your funding requests. This class will also help you identify agencies that offer funding for artists and arts organizations to sustain their enterprise during Covid-19.
This online workshop is part of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Arts Enterprise Institute Fall Workshops Special – choose up to six workshops in this series for the single ticket price of $30.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 ~ Crisis Management for Artists & Arts Organizations During COVID-19
Instructor: Mary Briggs
Mary Briggs is a cultural worker with comprehensive experience working with multidisciplinary artists and diverse communities. She is co-founder and director at the You Are Here community arts non-profit in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct lecturer at Goucher College, Towson, MD in the Masters in Cultural Sustainability program. From 1989 until 2011 she was on staff of the Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County, Virginia in a variety of capacities where she was responsible for providing organizational and professional development opportunities and a broad array of services to multi-disciplinary artists and art groups that included a grants program. She authored and managed grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local agencies to fund community arts and folklore projects.
She has served on peer review panels including at: Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, West Virginia; New Jersey State Council for the Arts; Virginia Commission for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a presenter at numerous national and regional conferences and meetings including Americans for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts and American Folklore Society.
In her current capacity as director at You Are Here she researches and authors grants, provides professional development opportunities for area artists, and develops community accessible arts programming.