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Professional Development

NYSCA Presents Informational Session on Virtual Public Engagement Tools

Virtual Public Engagement Session  Wednesday September 16 from 1-2:30 PM

The New York State Council on the Arts will run a virtual learning session designed to help grants coordinators and past/present/future Decentralization grant applicants plan for online project and event presentation. The session is 90 minutes and features six,10-minute long mini-sessions covering the following topic areas:

  • Maintaining and building audiences
  • Best practices for surveying audiences
  • Tracking virtual audiences
  • Tip collection for virtual events/programs/meetings
  • Online event set up and ticketing programs for virtual events/programs/meetings
  • Social Media best practices and hashtags

This informational session is open to all of our grant applicants, past, present and potential. Capacity is limited and RSVPs are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP by September 1 by emailing NYSCA Arts Program Director Leanne Tintori at:

Arts Administrator Meet-Ups are Back! Virtually for now.

Saratoga Arts has brought back our Arts Administrators Meet-ups in the form of virtual Zoom happy hours (bring your beverage of choice and snack to enjoy). These meet-ups are a casual way for arts administrators throughout our region to gather and share their varied experiences, collaborate and simply connect with each other during this challenging time for the arts. The meet-ups are lightly moderated, so all attending can share on a topic of discussion, ask questions of each other, seek advice, offer help, and be together in a positive way, even in this virtual format.

Our next Arts Administrator Meet-Up is: Thursday, August 27, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Topic: How’s Reopening Going for You?
Casual discussion on how reopening the doors to our physical locations has gone so far – share success stories and challenges faced. Even those organizations who have yet to reopen are welcome to attend and get some valuable perspective. This is an open and honest forum for people working in and for the arts to share and connect.

To register for the August 27 Meet-Up and receive the Zoom meeting credentials, email Diane Swanson at Space is limited to 18 participants – it’s Zoom after all, and we want to give everyone attending the opportunity to share. Also, if you can only come for part of the meet-up, that’s fine too. And someday we look forward to hosting the Arts Administrator Meet-Ups live at our Arts Center and other locations.