Peer Support Calls for Arts and Culture Organizations Return for Fall 2020!

RISCA’s Peer Support Calls for Arts and Culture Organizations are back! We will be hosting 2-4 calls a month, typically on Fridays from 12-1 PM. See call schedule and descriptions below, and call-in credentials at the bottom of this page. This page will be updated regularly with the schedule of upcoming calls.

Gently facilitated by RISCA staff, colleagues working at RI arts and culture organizations, and special guests, these calls are spaces for people working at arts and culture organizations to listen, talk, share resources, brainstorm ideas, and co-create solutions. Most calls will have a topic focus.

In addition to being a form of peer support, these calls will inform RISCA staff as to how they can best support your arts and culture organization at this difficult and uncertain time.

Interested in co-facilitating a call or suggesting call topics? Fill out this short form.

Call Schedule

Friday, September 11th, 12 – 1 PM. It’s Been a Couple Months – How Are You? With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. This first call will be free-form, but will help determine the content and thematic tracks for future calls. Share where you and your organization are at, what you are learning, what you might be struggling with, and the ways you think peer support calls could be focused in the future to help you.

Friday, September 25th, 12 – 1 PM. Virtual Programming: What Have We Learned and What We Need to Know. With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. In this call, participants can share about what they learned these past six month doing programming virtually, from reformatting programming to using new technology platforms – and also what questions they still have!

Friday, October 2nd, 12 – 1 PM. Changing Timelines and Donor Engagement: Fundraising During (and Beyond) the Pandemic. With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. How are you keeping your donors engaged? How has the pandemic changed your fundraising timelines? Are you converting annual funds to campaigns? Or making different adjustments related to a constantly changes in your programming? Share what you are learning and the questions you still have!

Friday, October 9th, 12 – 1 PM. Planning During a Pandemic: Is There Such a Thing??? With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. I’ve spoken with MANY of you about this – how are you planning out your organization’s programming or work in the near – or not so near – future? Are you scenario planning, using a different process, or just shooting from the hip? How are you engaging those you serve in your planning?

Friday, October 16th, 12 – 1 PM. Organizations Working in the Arts in Education Space: Update and Check-In. With Maggie Anderson, RISCA’s Arts in Education Director, and Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. Maggie will update us on the education funding landscape, including possible updates about virtual field trips and RISCA’s Big Yellow School Bus grants, and other exciting upcoming programming in the Arts in Education portfolio. We will also have a discussion about virtual programming, where you can share what you have learned and where you still have questions.

Friday, October 23rd, 12 – 1 PM. Small and Grassroots Organizations: An Hour Just for You! With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. You might be small, but you are DEFINITELY mighty! This call is a space just for small or grassroots organizations to talk about whatever you are facing. If you are unsure if you are a small organization, an annual budget under $250K and/or having 0-3 staff people will be our working definition.

Friday, November 6th, 12 – 1 PM. Virtual Galas: What Works and What Doesn’t. With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. Gently facilitated, Peer Support Calls are spaces to listen, talk, share resources, brainstorm ideas, and co-create solutions

Friday, November 13th, 12 – 1 PM. Planning During a Pandemic: Is There Such a Thing??? With Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. I’ve spoken with MANY of you about this – how are you planning out your organization’s programming or work in the near – or not so near – future? Are you scenario planning, using a different process, or just shooting from the hip? How are you engaging those you serve in your planning?

Friday, November 20th, 12 – 1 PM. Organizations Working in the Arts in Education Space: What You’ve Learning Doing Virtual Educational Programming. With Maggie Anderson, RISCA’s Arts in Education Director, and Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. Maggie and Todd will facilitate a discussion on what arts organizations have learned – and what questions still linger – translating their programming to virtual platforms.

Friday, December 4th, 12 – 1 PM. Topic TBD.

Friday, December 11th, 12 – 1 PM. Organizations Working in the Arts in Education Space: The Ins and Outs of Title 4a Funding for Schools With Maggie Anderson, RISCA’s Arts in Education Director, and Todd Trebour, RISCA’s Organizations Program Director. Maggie will provide an introduction (or review!) of how Title 4a funding works for schools and how arts and culture organizations can partner with schools to access those funds.

Call-in Credentials

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