Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Workshop March 11: Using Analytics to Drive Strategy

Tuesday, March 11 - 9:00am-11:00am
Columbia College Chicago
623 S Wabash Ave, Hokin Hall, Room 109
Philippe Ravanas, Chair, Arts, Entertainment & Media ManagementColumbia College Chicago
Melanie Kalnins, Director, Sales & Marketing AnalysisChicago Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Andersen, Chief Financial OfficerChicago Architecture Foundation
Diane Knoepke, DirectorMission Measurement
It’s hard to enough to balance the choices you make about the art and the commerce sides of your organization when you’re strapped for time and cash. It’s even harder to make fundamental behavioral changes when you know they’re needed. For an arts organization to stay relevant and viable you need to make smart, data-driven decisions and make changes based on strong foundational evidence, not whim. In this digital age there’s a real opportunity to use analytics to inform the planning process, the artistic product, the pricing and more accurately predict audience behavior. At this workshop, you’ll hear from organizations that are using data to be more strategic decision-makers about their overall programming and brand.
Price: $65
(Registration is nonrefundable)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A&BC February Art Night

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:30PM-7:30PM
PianoForte Foundation
1335 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Escape the winter blues and indulge in a few things that are sure to make you feel, chocolate and music! Join the Arts & Business Council as we kick off our 2014 Art Night Series at PianoForte Foundation.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's piano culture while mingling with A&BC staff, board members, volunteers and others who are passionate about the arts.
Price: $30 per person includes wine paired with light appetizers and assorted sweets
Due to limited space, advance registration is strongly encouraged. For more information,
contact or (312) 372-1876 ext. 236.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Arts Education Award Opportunity - Due April 4

The College Board Announces Award Application Process

The College Board is pleased to announce the 2014 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. This annual award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives that serve students in grades 6–12 and that promote student learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways.

Awards will be given to model programs in three categories:
  • Arts Integration
  • Equity through Arts
  • Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships

Visit the College Board's website for deadlines and more information.