Something for Everyone! April’s Professional Development Line-Up

Take advantage of these professional development opportunities for artists, arts organizations, and arts-interested!  The workshops are free, open to the public, and coming up soon. Contact us to register for one or more of these workshops! / 218-751-5447.

April 8:  Building an Artist Residency with Margaret Burger: Let’s talk Nuts and Bolts: and Paperwork and Plans! How do artists put this together? What do teachers need to know when choosing to partner with artists? Artists, Teachers, School Administrators, Community Ed Program Coordinators and anyone planning an artist residency for your organization will benefit from this workshop!
Fireside Restaurant in Bagely.  6:15-8:00 p.m.

April 11:  Financial Assessment and Planning for Small Arts Organizations. Phil Hatlie from the Non-Profit Assistance Fund as facilitator. At this interactive training designed specifically for small arts organizations, Nonprofits Assistance Fund will teach arts organizations to:

  • Read key financial reports including the balance sheet and income statement
  • Understand the accounting rules governing restricted funds
  • Clarify financial roles and responsibilities
  • Use trends to get a picture of your organization’s future
  • Recognize the components of business models in your organization and how they work together
  • Communicate your financial position in a way that accurately tells your organization’s story.
    If your organization has completed the Cultural Data Project (CDP) to demonstrate these financial concepts, please bring copies of your trend reports). 9 a.m.- noon at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji.

April 16: Website How-To Workshop. Artists, enhance your online presence!  Be the first to learn how to make the most of the NEW, completely redesigned website. Tentatively planned for Bemidji High School Computer Lab, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 27: Join Place-Based Productions for a Story Swap. Artists, Community Leaders, Partners and Neighbors!  Here is an invitation to join Region 2 Arts Council and PlaceBase Productions in Bemidji for a unique opportunity to learn, reflect, and celebrate the arts in northern Minnesota. PlaceBase Productions is gathering stories and from this engagement process, Ashley and Andrew will use these “stories from the field” to create an original theater performance to be performed at the Rural Arts and Culture Summit in June. We re one of the four communities in the entire state to participate in this process, and we need your voice! Please join us at Rail River Folk School on 303 Rail Road Street in Bemidji from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (and there will be food! A free, catered meal from a local restaurant).