Upcoming Events


The Art of Modified Gatherings
Optimizing Online Events

The performing arts sector is encountering an unprecedented challenge for hosting in-person events safely during this global pandemic, countless wildfires, and a struggling economy. Fortunately, this presents an opportunity for artists to employ their creativity and ingenuity to develop new types of shared experiences. This webinar will begin with a framework to help guide decision makers to either modify or virtualize their gatherings using case studies from Denver’s 5 Points Jazz Festival (May 2020) and Alabama’s Women in Jazz Festival (September 2020).

On December 16, we will have two special guests, Owen Trujillo and Enrique Jimenez, share their expertise on digital marketing, choosing and implementing the best technology for your event, and modifying performance protocols. This webinar will be most helpful for performing arts and cultural organizations looking to enhance curation, accessibility, and partnerships.


Amplify Music Conference 2021
February 17-20, 2021

One Year and Many Lives: Transformation in Community Music Ecosystems

Folk Unlocked: Connection, Discovery, Inspiration
February 22-25, 2021

In place of an in-person conference this year, FAI is hosting Folk Unlocked, a four-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship. We are unlocking the doors and windows of the house of folk to be as broad and inclusive as possible, inviting those who have been loyally attending Folk Alliance International conferences for years while aiming to reach folk musicians and professionals who have never benefited from or attended FAI before.

webinars & RESOURCES

Performing Arts Readiness | Webinars

The Performing Arts Readiness project offers free webinars, on-site training, and presentations at professional conferences on various topics related to emergency preparedness.

Lyrasis | Classes, Webinars, Information Sessions, & Demonstrations

LYRASIS is a 501 c 3 non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. LYRASIS organizational and staff values are: communication, respect, collaboration, impact, and service.

Folk Alliance International | Webinars

Folk Alliance International hosts a variety of webinars. Additionally their content is archived for viewing later.

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response | Resources

The Coalition was formed in 2006 in response to the significant losses and devastation suffered by artists and creative economies in the wake of 21st century disasters.

As a voluntary task force of national, regional, state and local arts organizations, public agencies, and foundations the Coalition helps ensure that artists, arts/cultural organizations, cultural funders, and arts businesses have the capacity and ability to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies affecting the arts and culture sector.

The Coalition also believes the Arts Sector is an essential collaborator in broader society efforts for preparedness, emergency response, and recovery to ensure the resilience of the general community.