Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring to...Dance Chance!

DanceWorks Chicago hosts Dance Chance this Friday, March 28 at 7pm at the Lou Conte Dance Studio. Friday's one-hour event will feature work by Marc Macaranas, Liv Schaffer, and Johnny McMillan and be guest moderated by Jennifer Armstrong, Director, Community Arts Development, Illinois Arts Council.  $3  
Join us to build a vibrant community for dancers, dancemakers, and dance!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Celebrate Spring with DanceWorks Chicago!

Take time for a little spring fling and join DanceWorks Chicago in our home at the Ruth Page Center (1016 North Dearborn) for Dance Bytes from 1pm-2pm this Thursday, March 20. Get the first look at a new work by Chicago-based choreographer Joshua Manculich!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lunch work session: What to have in place before recruiting for your board

Monday, March 31, 12:00-1:30pm
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
70 E Lake St, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Before your organization begins recruiting new board members there are several crucial steps to ensuring a productive search and fruitful conversations. Board prospects seek a certain amount of structure and process already in place and there are some simple steps that your current board members can take to make sure that your organization is appealing to a prospective board member.
This session is geared toward organizations that do not have a formal, comprehensive board recruitment process in place.
In this session we will:
  • Identify the “must have’s” in your board recruitment packet and process
  • Discuss how to assess your current board and what types of board members you really should be looking for
  • Share resources to make the most of your valuable and limited time
You will leave with:
  • Templates and worksheets to get started on your own board recruitment packet
  • Ideas for where to seek new board members
  • Creative ways that other organizations have found new board members
This session includes a 45-minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of small group discussion including peer coaching and direct feedback from one of our Board Consultants. $15 brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided. Organizations are encouraged to attend with two board members or a board and executive staff member.
Price: $15

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ingenuity Inc's Data Institute - June 6

Save the Date for Ingenuity's Data Institute

Ingenuity will host our first Data Institute on June 6th. Whether your arts organization works with two, 20 or 200 schools, a strong data tracking system is a first step toward understanding the impact of your arts education programs. Ingenuity has tools that can assist with your organizational planning and design.

Attend this workshop to learn about:
  • the basics of data collection 
  • designing appropriate systems for your organization’s size and resources 
  • how to use Ingenuity data resources to help inform your planning 
  • how data can be used to create strategic partnerships with schools in the highest need of quality arts programming 
Arts administrators and program staff with limited data collection expertise and/or resources