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Art-Train Agency/Organization Training


Date: October 17, 2023
Time: to CST
Location: Zoom Meeting
Price: Variable Fees
Category: Community Development

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective - and create authentic, equitable and lasting change. Tackle critical issues such as social cohesion, civic engagement, public planning, equity, workforce development, public health, housing, and economic growth by supporting and working with local artists.

Participants attend an initial synchronous virtual training session, and then receive ongoing technical assistance through an online resource library and optional bi-weekly drop-in virtual group coaching and networking rooms with Art-Train staff, experts and an expanding network of peers (every other Thursday).

The training includes:

- Impacts of working with local artists
- Accessing funding
- 3 customizable program models to engage local artists
- Tools for equitable collaboration
- Peer networking

While any individual staff person is encouraged to attend, a successful strategy is also to organize a critical mass of staff of agencies and organizations in a particular place to take the training so there is a foundation of shared learning and practical tools from which to launch new conversation and work. For instance, the City of Boston sent over 20 staff from different departments to Art-Train over 3 months, after which those departments became eligible for support to integrate artists into programming.

For complete details, including upcoming training dates, pricing and registration, visit:

Online Platform: Zoom Meeting. Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance.
Breakout Rooms: Breakout rooms (smaller discussion groups that are separate from the main Zoom session) may be used during this event. Participation in breakout rooms is optional.
: This session will not be recorded.
Captioning: This event will be captioned using AI generated live transcription.

Register: To register, click on the red "Register" button above. If you have questions, email