State of the Arts Summit, Scholarships + more!
State of the Arts Summit, Scholarships + more!
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LA County Department of Arts and Culture
Don't Forget About Your PD Scholarship Benefits

Photo courtesy of CAPE.

We offer 100% scholarships (up to $600) to cover registration costs for professional development opportunities such as conferences or workshops for Organizational Grant Program (OGP) and Arts Internship Program (AIP) grantees and the arts programming and administration staff of Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) grantee organizations. Your organization must be a current grantee in good standing in order to participate in the scholarship program.

Eligibility Info

Visit the Professional Development page for full details on all eligibility and participation requirements, some of which are summarized in this email.
  • Participating staff must meet the eligibility requirements defined by organizational budget size.
  • Benefits include up to 5 classes at the Center for Nonprofit Management or The Nonprofit Partnership per organization, and 5 scholarships (of up to $600) per organization every grant year. Please refer to your grant programs Exhibit B for a review of your current grant cycle timeline using the following links: OGP, AIP, and CIAG.
  • As a reminder, municipal grantees are not eligible to enroll in nonprofit trainings.
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2021 State of the Arts Summit | Solidarity for Sustainability
Join Arts for LA, Artivists V.C.R., and artist Yesika Salgado on October 14 for the 2021 State of the Arts Summit! This year's State of the Arts Summit (SOTA)—Solidarity for Sustainability—brings together cross-sector visionaries experimenting with new models and structures that center equity, sustainability, and prioritize the arts and culture sector's most valuable resource—its people. Tickets for the 2021 State of the Arts Summit are on sale NOW!
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Arts for LA's member organizations receive a free admission to the SOTA Summit in October. Renew your organization's membership or join today! 
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Living with the Pandemic: Safety Guidance for the Arts | A 3 Part conversation Series on Reopening Arts Safely
Presented by Californians for the Arts and the Center for Emerging Pathogens at Keck School of Medicine of USC

Two Upcoming Opportunities to attend
Part 2: A Focus on youth Programs
Part 3: Best Practices for Artists & Venues

Othering & Belonging Conference | October 18-19, 2021
Othering & Belonging conferences are dynamic and uniquely-curated gatherings that advance cutting-edge scholarship, narratives, movements, systems, and policies that support a fully inclusive "we." This year's conference will take place October 18-19 and be virtually accessible, and for the first time will include live-Spanish translation.

The theme this year is focused on the notion of risk. What would you be willing to risk to bridge across the deep rifts that characterize our world in order to join forces for good? Would you risk an uncomfortable conversation, pushback from your own "side," or the possibility of having to share limited resources? More importantly, what could you gain by moving from a politics of isolation to one of belonging? What could we all gain if we had the courage to bridge? And what could we lose if we don't?
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Nonprofit Management Certificate
Nonprofit Management Certificate
Tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders will need to equip themselves to meet new challenges. This 6-session Nonprofit Management Certificate Program is designed to give mid-level nonprofit professionals the skills to address the challenges of a changing world.

The program will be informative, hands-on, draw on real-life examples from participants, and incorporate group and peer learning activities. Past participants have gone on to be senior leaders, executives, and board members.
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The Nonprofit Partnership Finance 101
The Nonprofit Partnership | Finance 101
A strong financial foundation is one of the keys to successful nonprofit management. Join us for an introduction to nonprofit finance that will help you gain an understanding of basic financial information including budgeting, cash flow, financial analysis, sharing with the board, and other issues that affect the running of a nonprofit. There will be hands-on breakout sessions to reinforce the lectures. Since this will be an interactive class, we will be able to discuss particular issues.

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2021 State of the Arts Summit | Solidarity for Sustainability
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Arts marketers work to create a future that reflects organizational visions to better serve audiences and more deeply and equitably engage the community. However, an increasing challenge is competing for the attention of audiences who are overwhelmed by technology and content in the media daily. Yet, even as resources and attention spans are limited, marketers must be prepared to not only confront these challenges—but also anticipate and prepare for them.
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LA Culture NEt | A Virtual Bulleton Board
Subscription Reminder

An organizational representative should be subscribed to LA Culture Net (LACN) to receive PD and other announcements from the field that are not included in our Newsletter.

In order to spare your inbox, moving forward we will post opportunities for professional development conferences and trainings as well as external funding opportunities on LA Culture Net.

To Sign Up:
  1. Visit LA Culture Net list serve webpage:
  2. Sign up for an account.
  3. Once you receive a confirmation email for your account from, you’re set to subscribe to the laculturenet group.
  4. Note: It may take a few days to approve your subscription to the group.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email
  6. eblast that reminds them that events, grants and professional development opportunities from outside entities will be shared there moving forward and provide a note on how to sign up.
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LA County Department of Arts and Culture
1055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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