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2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Conference Schedule
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017Thursday, October 26, 2017
9:00am - 9:30am Good Morning, Enid!
Room: Grand Ballroom
Presenters: TBD
Start your 2017 Oklahoma Arts Conference off on a high note by gathering with your Enid community hosts and fellow conference attendees for a high-spirited opening session. Led by Enid conference co-chairs, Cathy Breyley, Marcy Jarrett, and Kelly Tompkins, this lively morning program will help you learn how to make the most of your entire conference experience and your visit to Enid.
9:45am - 11:15am Leading with Limited Authority
Track: Arts Managers Room: Junior Ballroom West
Presenters: Jerry Yoshitomi - Featured Presenter
"You don't have to be a person of influence to be influential." – Scott Adams (Dilbert)
Wherever we are in an organizational hierarchy, leading our superiors ("Leading Up") is a necessary skill that frequently leads to both organizational success and moving up to a new leadership position.
9:45am - 11:15am The Fundraisers' Forum
Track: Arts Managers Room: Junior Ballroom East
Presenters: TBD
What are the tried and true keys for successful fundraising? How can you ensure that your organization will flourish despite changing trends and times of uncertainty? Join our panel of development career veterans to hear more about how they have built relationships, garnered meaningful support, and fostered donors for their organizations. Panelists will share best practices for making “the ask” and how to make donors feel invested and passionate about your organization’s mission and vision. Ample time will be provided for audience Q&A.
9:45am - 11:15am The Artist as Entrepreneur: Developing an Artist Action Plan
Track: Artists Room: TBD
Presenters: Felicity Hogan - Featured Presenter
This interactive session covers a broad overview of aspects that artists and creative entrepreneurs need to consider when developing an action plan for their careers; touching upon key points in topics such as law, finance, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and networking. Participants will be presented with and guided through the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Action Plan. This flexible and dynamic action plan provides a blueprint for future projects, career objectives, and business goals. This session is geared towards artists of all disciplines.
1:15pm - 2:45pm Innovation Station Idea Exchange
Room: TBD
Presenters: Lance McDaniel - Moderator
The Innovation Station Idea Exchange provides a lively forum where artists, arts and community leaders, and others can present brief, two-minute descriptions of new works in process, ideas for new projects, or artistic community-based collaborations. The Idea Exchange can be used as a "show and tell" for the innovative things happening in your community or studio. You can use your two minutes to share favorite resources, books, and websites that you would recommend to other arts leaders. This session is an excellent opportunity for networking and developing new collaborations. Prior to this session, participants will have the option to sign up at the conference registration to present their ideas - feel free to get creative with your presentation.
1:15pm - 2:45pm Increasing Revenue through Grassroots Funding
Track: Arts Managers Room: Junior Ballroom West
Presenters: Jerry Yoshitomi - Featured Presenter
Does your organization have tremendous impact on audiences and communities yet need to find that last 5% to balance your budget or support new programs? Have donations and sponsorships peaked? Have you raised ticket prices as far as you can? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, be ready for a fast-paced, interactive session where you’ll take the first steps for creating renewable, reliable, revenue streams through grassroots fundraising. Proven methods will build on the impacts you’ve already had to encourage small contributions from large numbers of people. You’ll see an improvement in your financial bottom line and contributors’ depth of engagement. You’ll leave with:
• The first building blocks for a more successful future
• Principles you can apply in almost any circumstance
• Actionable, monetizable strategies you can implement immediately
• Calisthenics for cash: stress reducing exercises to improve blood circulation and cash flow
1:15pm - 2:45pm Strategic Planning Workshop for Artists
Track: Artists Room: TBD
Presenters: Felicity Hogan - Featured Presenter
Combining two strategic planning tools from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)’s Artist As Entrepreneur Boot Camp program, NYFA staff will provide practical advice to help you support your artistic practice and self-evaluate your strategies from a big picture perspective using SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis to SMART Goal setting that provides practical advice for setting long and short term goals. This workshop will provide an opportunity to work in small groups or pairs and identify action steps for your arts career. This session is geared towards artists of all disciplines.
2:45pm - 3:15pm Break
Room: Lobby
Presenters: TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Figure Drawing Lesson with Sara and Shane Scribner
Track: Artists Room: Scribner's Studio, 124 S. Independence Ave.
Presenters: TBD
Join artists Sara and Shane Scribner in their studio to participate in a two-hour figure drawing class. Using a live, clothed model, they will teach basic techniques for figure drawing. Boards, paper, and standard drawing media will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own personal drawing supplies such as paper, pencils, chalk, charcoal, and erasers. Cost per lesson is $15 per person, which can be paid at registration. Availability is limited to 12 people, and this opportunity is available first-come, first served.
3:15pm - 4:45pm Nonprofit Storytelling: What is your Story & How to Tell It
Track: Arts Managers Room: Junior Ballroom East
Presenters: Mark Nehrenz - Presenter
Everyone working in the nonprofit sector knows that telling the story of what your organization does, and who it impacts, is crucial. However, just knowing that storytelling is important doesn't mean you know what stories to tell, and how to do it. This seminar will equip you with ways to clarify what the story of your organization actually is, and it will empower you with techniques to help share that story better internally and externally.
3:15pm - 4:45pm Imitation, the Sincerest Form
Track: Artists Room: Room 401
Presenters: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish - Presenter
The imitation of other writers’ works has been a staple of writing pedagogy since the time of ancient Greeks. Imitation is a great tactic to help you start writing when you’re feeling stuck. It’s also an excellent way to pay close attention to structure, style, tone, and word choice. In this writing workshop, participants will examine different examples of prose and poetry that have been created through imitation. Participants will learn writing exercises that include imitation techniques. These techniques can be modified for high school and college writing and composition classes.
3:15pm - 4:55pm One-on-One Consultations with Jerry Yoshitomi
Room: Boardroom
Presenters: Jerry Yoshitomi - Featured Presenter
Meet with Jerry Yoshitomi to talk through an issue or problem that you and/or your organization are facing. Questions to consider: 1. What problem do you need to solve? 2. What have you already tried? How did it work? 3. If you're successful in solving the problem, what would it mean for you? (artistically, financially, emotionally?) Consultations are 20 minutes and availability is limited to 5 individual sessions. You must be registered for the conference to sign-up for a consultation. You are encouraged to bring an additional representative from your organization to your appointment. These consultations are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a consultation, send an email with "Jerry Yoshotimi Consultation Request" in the subject line to Molly O’Connor:
3:15pm - 4:45pm Economic Impact of the Arts: The Local Story
Room: Junior Ballroom East
Presenters: TBD
Oklahoma's newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity Report provides solid evidence of the significant direct economic impact of arts and cultural nonprofits across the state. This session will examine how you can determine the economic impact of the arts on your community. Learn how to translate the data into an effective story about the economic impact of your organization or event.
5:00pm - 7:00pm Opening Reception
Room: TBD
Presenters: TBD
Join your Enid community hosts and fellow arts conference attendees for an evening of good company, hors d’oeuvres, and live music in some of Enid’s most creative spaces. Conference guests can meander through the Leonardo’s Children’s Museum Education Annex, Creative Arts Enid, and Mike Klemme Photography while networking with peers from across the state. Sponsored by Visit Enid, the Enid Arts Council and the conference host committee, this lively evening celebration is a block party you won’t want to miss. Parking is available in the lots on 2nd Street and Maple.

For more information contact our Assistant Director.