Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley, ID and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX.
Ms. Kokin has a thriving studio teaching practice, which includes one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, monthly critique groups, mixed media workshops and six-week classes. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work. For information about coaching and critique, visit www.lisakokin.com/teaching-coaching.html and www.lisakokin.com/teaching-critique.html
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego Phone: 510-758-5862 Email: Website: http://www.lisakokin.com
ArtBusiness.com provides complete art consulting and advisory services, art appraisals, art price data, articles for artists and collectors, and market research and information to anyone involved with art. Services include appraising all works of fine art; consulting on buying, selling, donating, collecting or otherwise transacting in works of fine art; assistance with inheritance issues involving art; research, documentation, organization and assistance in settlement or dissemination of artist estates; assistance in resolving disputes or disagreements over art; and expert testimony and opinions in legal cases involving art. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of databases containing well over 5,000,000 art price sales records, and biographical information for more than 450,000 artists.
For artists at all stages in their careers, ArtBusiness.com consults on matters including organizing and presenting their art, writing about their art, assistance with situations involving formal agreements or representation of their art, marketing, promotion, pricing individual or multiple works of art, approaching the marketplace, targeting specific venues for possible shows or sales, website functionality, selling online, self-representation, exhibiting and selling at galleries or alternative venues, long term career development, estate issues, and appraisal and documentation of individual pieces or larger bodies of work.
ArtBusiness.com contains over 3,000 pages of free content, over 50,000 images, regularly posts art business articles, reviews art gallery openings, critiques art, covers art market news, and critically evaluates specialized technical art reference books, CD-ROMs and online databases. Out-of-print and rare art reference books and exhibition catalogues are also available through the site.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Artsightful : Arts Management Training, Insight Coaching, Capacity Consulting
Amy Kweskin is an arts management specialist with a focus on mindful business planning to support artists, managers and board members in defining their goals and clearly envisioning a pathway to sustainability. For over 15 years she has been an educator, consultant and coach taking complex business concepts and transforming them into accomplishable steps. Since 2010 Amy has worked with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) presenting Business of Art training sessions in San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, and Sacramento. She wrote the Strategic Planning chapter in the CCI Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment – second edition.
Amy is a co-founder and chair of http://www.c2arts.com Coaches and Coaches or the Arts.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; North Coast; California Statewide; South Bay Area Phone: 4159949901 Email: Website: http://www.artsightful.com
Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL)
At CVNL we believe that passion alone isn't enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That's why we work with leaders, aspiring and established, every day to help them build the skills, connections, and strategies that will take their impact to the next level. With confident and prepared leaders, nonprofits are better equipped to carry out their missions. As the nonprofit world constantly evolves, so does the leadership savvy that organizations need from their executives and staff. CVNL helps nonprofits of every size and mission achieve greater impact through customized consulting solutions. We are committed to providing expert guidance and professional resources that support nonprofits in advancing their mission. Leveraging the passions and talents of nonprofit leaders and complimenting them with our own expertise, we extend your capacity to plan, do, and progress.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; North Coast; South Bay Area Phone: (415) 479-5710 Email: Website: http://www.cvnl.org
Dance Resource Center
Dance Resource Center (DRC) is a not-for-profit member-supported service organization that provides the Los Angeles area dance community access to information, resources and services; and promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state and national levels.
DRC has been a resource for all things dance in the Greater Los Angeles Area since 1987, providing evolving services and programming that responds to the ever-changing needs of Greater Los Angeles professional dance communities. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to more than 100 nonprofit dance companies and numerous unincorporated dance groups. The region is comprised of dynamic presenters, commercial studios, university dance departments, teachers, and thousands of students, working dancers (concert and commercial), and dance enthusiasts. Dance Resource Center is open to all professional dance companies, dance makers and dance stakeholders. We welcome all genres, organizational formats, voices and perspectives. Just as Southern California ranks as the most diverse region of the U.S., DRC represents and includes dance forms and voices reflecting LA’s rich socio-cultural mosaic.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Audience Development; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Other
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding. Please contact the Joan Mitchell Foundation for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 26 years, the Marin Arts Council has championed the arts, ensuring that the arts are woven into Marin s infrastructure, making our quality of life one of the best in the nation. We support artists by providing grants, sponsorships and programs that provide direct financial support to keep artists and future artists living and working in Marin. We promote the arts through major civic celebrations, by showcasing and promoting local performing artists and arts organizations, and by advocating for increased funding and recognition of the arts overall. The Marin Arts Council engage the community by bridging cultural, economic and social divides, by working to ensure access to the experience and practice of the arts to every resident in Marin, and most especially to those with limited resources and opportunities.
Nancy James Fox’s knowledge of negotiating and consensus building is founded upon extensive training and study of the most noted authorities on the subject. However, it is the application of these practices throughout her career that has given her unique insights to the field. Ms. Fox has held top-level management positions with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. From 1982 – 2000 she was U.S. Managing Director for the Swiss luxury watch company, Jaeger-LeCoultre, building that company from a virtual unknown to one of the most prestigious brands in the industry. As CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art from 2000-2007, she led a capital campaign and expansion project that doubled the size of the facility and catapulted the organization to international recognition. She has also served as Executive Director for the Long Beach Symphony. Over the course of her career, her negotiation skills have returned literally millions of dollars to her employers. Her passion for the subject led to the founding of her negotiation workshop business, Negotiation Fox, in 2010 and Negotiation-4-the-Arts in 2011. She has conducted workshops at numerous venues and conferences and has been a guest on popular radio shows.
Ms. Fox earned her B.A. from Macalester College and an advanced degree from the Conservatory of Music in Frankfurt, Germany. She continued her education at Shenandoah University, where she studied business law, finance and marketing. In 2005, she received a fellowship to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned the Executive Leadership in Non-Profit Arts Certificate. Ms. Fox served on the California Association of Museums’ Board for ten years.
Topic(s): Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego Phone: 562-716-9559 x Email: Website: http://www.negotiationfox.com
Teaching Artists Organized
Teaching Artists Organized, TAO, is a consortium of Bay Area organizations working together to strengthen the field and to enhance the professional development of teaching artists in schools and communities. A Teaching Artist is a professional artist, or arts organization, with skills in both teaching and in the arts. Teaching artists work in a variety of school and community settings. TAO staff and associates provide facilitation and workshops for teaching artists, individual artists and arts organizations. TAO works with a variety of arts and cultural groups to help them identify strategic goals, increase their capacity and to design plans of action.
The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances. Think of the The Simple Dollar as a personal finance platform you can use to make better financial decisions and grow your bank account.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego Phone: x Website: http://www.TheSimpleDollar.com
My diverse experience has focused on strategic and transition planning, re-envisioning, organizational assessment, community and audience development, retreat planning and facilitation. In my work with small, mid-range, and large institutions, I have proven to be goal-oriented, creative, collaborative, and highly organized. I pride myself on the ability to adapt my array of experience and knowledge to the specific needs of organizations, businesses, and the communities they serve. I have served as Deputy Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora, Executive Director of DanceAfrica Chicago, Founding Director of the Guild Complex, and as a Consultant at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development