Tue, September 3, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

Participants will be guided in reflecting on how their organizations’ missions and core values align with and support the goals of the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII). All workshop participants will leave with a beginning draft statement, policy, and plan as well as strategies for communicating with their boards to allow for adoption in advance of the fall Organization Grant Program application period.

Pre-Work recommended


Attendees should bring a copy of their organization’s mission statement and core values (if applicable).

Who Should Attend?


All current and prospective OGP grantees applying in fall 2019 are welcome to attend, particularly those that do not yet have formal cultural equity policies or plans, (as relates to staff, board, and/or programming) in place. Attendees should be individual(s) who have influence and ability to engage the organization’s staff and board in this work, and/or have a current role and responsibility related to the organization’s cultural equity work. Teams from organizations, including board members, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Thu, August 29, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
| Brand Library & Arts Center

Participants will be guided in reflecting on how their organizations’ missions and core values align with and support the goals of the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII). All workshop participants will leave with a beginning draft statement, policy, and plan as well as strategies for communicating with their boards to allow for adoption in advance of the fall Organization Grant Program application period.

Pre-Work recommended


Attendees should bring a copy of their organization’s mission statement and core values (if applicable).

Who Should Attend?


All current and prospective OGP grantees applying in fall 2019 are welcome to attend, particularly those that do not yet have formal cultural equity policies or plans, (as relates to staff, board, and/or programming) in place. Attendees should be individual(s) who have influence and ability to engage the organization’s staff and board in this work, and/or have a current role and responsibility related to the organization’s cultural equity work. Teams from organizations, including board members, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Fri, August 23, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
| American Museum of Ceramic Art

Participants will be guided in reflecting on how their organizations’ missions and core values align with and support the goals of the Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII). All workshop participants will leave with a beginning draft statement, policy, and plan as well as strategies for communicating with their boards to allow for adoption in advance of the fall Organization Grant Program application period.

Pre-Work recommended


Attendees should bring a copy of their organization’s mission statement and core values (if applicable).

Who Should Attend?


All current and prospective OGP grantees applying in fall 2019 are welcome to attend, particularly those that do not yet have formal cultural equity policies or plans, (as relates to staff, board, and/or programming) in place. Attendees should be individual(s) who have influence and ability to engage the organization’s staff and board in this work, and/or have a current role and responsibility related to the organization’s cultural equity work. Teams from organizations, including board members, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tue, September 3, 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

An application workshop for the 2020-21 Organizational Grant Program (OGP) for new and returning applicants. This workshop includes information about the program, recently updated guidelines, eligibility requirements, and tips on submitting strong proposals. New applicants, and applicants that did not receive funding the last time they applied, are required to attend an OGP workshop either in-person or by participating in or reviewing a webinar online. No exceptions will be made.

Thu, August 29, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Brand Library & Arts Center

An application workshop for the 2020-21 Organizational Grant Program (OGP) for new and returning applicants. This workshop includes information about the program, recently updated guidelines, eligibility requirements, and tips on submitting strong proposals. New applicants, and applicants that did not receive funding the last time they applied, are required to attend an OGP workshop either in-person or by participating in or reviewing a webinar online. No exceptions will be made.

Mon, October 1, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

As part of the Fall 2018 grant cycle, all applicants are now required to submit a board-adopted cultural equity statement, policy, or plan with their application to be eligible for funding. This requirement was initiated by the Board of Supervisors from the Cultural Equity & Inclusion Initiative (CEII) and provides an opportunity for all to share the work of their organizations and their journeys over time. In preparing to meet the new OGP requirement, participants will be guided in reflecting on how their organizations’ missions and core values align with and support the larger goals of CEII.

LACAC acknowledges that the existence and the legacies of the work of culturally-rooted organizations reflect a longstanding commitment to honoring and upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the County.

The session will explore the broader context behind the requirement in conversation with Arts Commission staff and organizational leaders, and will be facilitated by Diane Burbie.

All participants will leave with a beginning draft statement, policy, and plan as well as strategies for communicating with their boards to allow for adoption in advance of the Fall Organizational Grant Program application period.

Pre-Work Recommended


Attendees should bring a copy of their organization’s mission statement and core values, and any existing cultural equity statement/policy/plan (if applicable).

Who Should Attend?


This session is intended for organizations that were founded—and continue to be grounded in—work around one or more specific aspects of human diversity, including but not limited to race. Priority will be given to current and prospective OGP grantees applying in the fall of 2018.

Attendees should be individual(s) who have influence and ability to engage the organization’s staff and board in this work, and/or have a current role and responsibility related to the organization’s cultural equity work. Teams from organizations, including board members, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Fri, September 21, 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
| LA County Department of Arts and Culture

Learn with colleagues and gain insight from other Arts Ed Collective school district leaders and learn preparation tips on applying for the California Department of Education’s $44 million competitive grant program called SB 933: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAE), which will provide funding for arts education, and student health and safety.

Intended audiences for this info-session are districts who have submitted the letter of intent to apply (due September 12).

NOTE: Districts are not eligible to apply if they have not submitted the letter of intent.

Info-session will Include:

Virtual Participation

For those participants who will be unable to join us in person at the LA County Arts Commission offices, there is opportunity to join the Q&A portion of the conversation virtually. The first 20 people to register via EventBrite will be added to the Skype list and will be able to submit questions for review. Once you have registered, you will receive confirmation of your addition to the Skype list, and additional event information.

Key Dates

Date Event
September 12, 2018 Submission Deadline: Letter of Intent
September 18, 2018 SSAE Technical Assistance Webinar
October 17, 2018 Submission Deadline: formal grant application (5PM)
November 13, 2018 Grant awards announced
January 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019 Funding must be spent during this period

Resources

Contacts

Grant Related Inquiries: SSAEGrants@Artsed411.org
Info-Session Questions: DMorales2@arts.lacounty.gov

Event Logistics

Prepare for this session by viewing the SSAE Technical Assistance Webinar on September 18.

Food & Beverage

LA County Arts Commission will be providing light refreshments for this event.

Parking

1055 Wilshire Boulevard’s parking garage charges $2.25 each 15 minutes, with an $18.00 maximum; no validation available. There is also metered parking along Wilshire or Bixel.

Mon, December 10, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
| LA County Office of Education

Cohort 2, Session 2

TEAL uses blended learning (online and in-person) to build capacity in arts education. Participating Districts and Charter Networks have access to professional development, online learning modules, webinars and specialists in arts and technology education and integration. Apply online or email teal@lacoe.edu for more information.

Fri, November 2, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
| LA County Office of Education

Cohort 2, Session 1

TEAL uses blended learning (online and in-person) to build capacity in arts education. Participating Districts and Charter Networks have access to professional development, online learning modules, webinars and specialists in arts and technology education and integration. Apply online or email teal@lacoe.edu for more information.

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