Karen Constine is a consultant to arts & culture, entertainment and economic development nonprofits, government agencies and corporate clients.
Karen Constine specializes in providing program and policy development; capacity building and strategic planning; feasibility studies and business planning; strategic communications; fundraising and resource development; civic/cultural engagement and providing interim leadership services. Karen frequently works with agencies, nonprofits and business entities, where arts and culture are intrinsically linked and tied to economic and community development programs and strategies.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society.
After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.
Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions Phone: (310) 597-2526 Email:
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
A national service and advocacy organization with nearly 2,000 members worldwide, dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it.
Topic(s): Programming; Facilitation; National Organization
Because China’s mission is to foster relationships, facilitate actionable international collaboration, and promote cultural diplomacy in the arts between China and the United States. Working with arts administrators, independent producers/curators, and those employed in various capacities across the cultural sector, our goal is to provide professional development opportunities, leadership skills, and relevant cultural connections for a new breed of global arts and culture workers.
As we seek to encourage cultural fluency and mobility among creative professionals in the two vibrant creative capitals of Beijing and Los Angeles, on the ground experience and practical interaction are vital. Through spending meaningful time together learning, more nuanced insight and understanding become possible. Rather than just emphasizing senior level Director to Director organizational cooperation, we wish to provide an avenue of connection for those emerging members of various organizations, who are driving programming and changing the definition of what it means to be an arts and culture professional in the global context. Emphasizing interpersonal connections (the all- important guanxi 关系 in Chinese), we believe real innovation and understanding come about at the person-to-person level. It is our belief that shared time and experience will lead to greater efficacy in future US-China arts & culture related joint initiatives.
For calendar year 2015 Because China Arts is planning four public events and two cultural exchange trips.The four public events will include panels and professional development workshops structured around relevant international arts administration topics. The events will include discussions with artists and administrators that are working between the US and China.
In June of 2015, Because China Arts will host an exchange program in Beijing, China, with up to six mid-level arts administrators from Los Angeles. For most this trip will be an introduction to China and the contemporary Chinese arts and culture scene. During their exchange they will visit many cultural organizations, both large and small, and learn about administrative structure and programming priorities in Beijing. They will also have the opportunity to meet with peers, enjoy local food, sightsee and attend cultural events such as concerts and exhibition openings.
In October of 2015, Because China Arts will host an exchange program in Los Angeles. Up to six mid-level arts administrators from Beijing will be paired with a peer (based off their affiliated institution or their targeted areas of professional development) whom they will have the opportunity to "shadow" in the work place. Additionally, during their time together, participants will attend an array of workshops, presentations, site visits and cultural events to gain a broader view of the art scene of the city as a whole.
Jillian Schultz is an independent curator experienced in exhibition/event production, research, translation, editing, public programming and museum education. She is interested in exploring art as a catalyst for international exchange and cooperation. She recently relocated to Los Angeles after five years in Beijing. Currently, she acts as the Managing Director of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles and China Country Director for Walking Tree Educational Travel.
Brandon Turner is a musician, culture advocate and arts administrator interested in art and performance as means of cultural diplomacy and soft power. He works as the Administrative Services Manager at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where his work focuses on arts research, grants management and professional development. Brandon is also an accomplished double bassist and has toured internationally playing many genre of music.
For more info please visit www.BecauseChinaArts.com
Because China Arts is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program.
Elizabeth Pickens, M.Ed. is an independent career development and fundraising consultant for artists of all disciplines. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and moved to San Francisco in 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director of RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center and as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She specializes in supporting individual artists, small arts organizations, and queer arts advocacy.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Other; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area Phone: 415-321-1311 x Email:
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
Getting Your Sh*t Together/GYSTInk
Karen Atkinson runs GYST Ink (Getting Your Sh*t Together) as an art practice, working to make life better for artists through software, publications and support services. She also does consulting on a one to one basis for artists and arts administrators. See website for additional details.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Board Development; Technology Training
Daniel Nevers is a conceptual artist, educator, and coach who thinks expansively to change the way people see the world. He is adept at fearlessly generating ideas through structured play, navigating unwieldy processes with transparency and humor, and synthesizing complex information to achieve clarity. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing communications with an emphasis on creating resonant message that nurture relationships over the long term, and he is skilled at designing frameworks, delivering eye-opening presentations, and facilitating inclusive discussions. He loves working with artists and nonprofit organizations to help them articulate and get what they want.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area Phone: x Email: Website: http://www.danielnevers.com
Independent Television Services (ITVS)
Provides outreach, marketing, creative development and production support for independent producers who take creative risks and advance important social issues.
Topic(s): Marketing/Communications; Programming; Non Profit Job Opportunities
KTA/LLC is an LA-based firm that provides research, evaluation, program design, and fund development services to nonprofits in the arts, healthcare, and education sectors. Clients have included LA Promise Fund, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, Film Independent, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, LA County Arts Commission, National Guild for Community Arts Educators, T.H.E. Health & Wellness Centers, and Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, among others. We provide start-to-finish R&E services, including workplan design, literature reviews and resource compilation, instrument development and piloting, data collection (scaled surveys, focus groups, interviews, observation, document review, etc.), data analysis (quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods), preparation of reports and white papers, and management of research assistants and analysts.
Topic(s): Fundraising; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Management/Strategic Planning; Other; Education
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