Welcome back to school! Whether you’re returning to a classroom as a student or a teacher, or embarking on your fall projects or the season’s work, September always retains that feeling of launching endeavors with a “fresh start.”
We are happy to announce that Creative Sonoma’s own “back to school” programming – for creative professionals of all stripes – has launched. This fall, we are presenting FREE workshops on law tax changes for creatives and nonprofits (now open for registration, more information in the section below), social media messaging and content creation, and grant writing for artists and for nonprofit organizations.
Coming up in winter and spring 2019, the Professional Development program will include topics such business plans, marketing and distributing your creative work and/or services, becoming tourism-ready, evaluation and planning for creative nonprofits, and much more.
In addition, we are taking this opportunity to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 9-15, 2018. Established by Congress in 2010, practitioners in the field of arts education join together in communities across the country this week to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education. Americans for the Arts provides information on how to join the celebration:
- Participate.Tweet or post your story of how arts education impacted your life in the social media campaign, #BecauseOfArtsEd, to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education.
- Advocate. Work with your elected officials and decision-makers to share the value of the arts in education.
- Celebrate. Host a celebration in your community, whether big or small, an existing event, or a new one.
For more information on National Arts in Education Week, toolkits, and other materials to share, click here.