Engage

Making a Difference in Communities

The Engage program provides community-centered professional and organizational development that focuses on leadership training for small to midsize arts and cultural organizations. Using a combination of workshops, coach consultations, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, Engage works with participants to govern more effectively, become more fiscally astute, and develop strategies to address community needs. Development of these skills ensures long-term sustainability and improved community impact. Engage strengthens participating arts organizations and arts leaders, amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider community.

Engage is highly customized to address the needs and existing challenges of every organization and art leader. Participating organizations receive one-on-one coaching, workshops on a diversity of topics that reflect current trends in the field, and the opportunity to develop strong bonds with their peers, sharing resources and solving problems together.

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For more information about the Engage program, please email engage@maaa.org

Upcoming Programming

Confusion to Clarity: Expanding Intelligences

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. CST | free

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To be an entrepreneurial creative is a complex balance of mastery, competency, emotional intelligence, work ethic and burnout-avoidance. Knowing your contribution and accepting other people’s unique differences and experiences can increase morale, and motivation, deepen relationships and grow the quality of the contribution you make to the world.

Join us for Confusion to Clarity: Expanding Intelligences with Danielle Fanfair. In this workshop, participants will leave with practices to understand themselves, cultivate authentic connections, recognize strengths, create a personal culture for self-care, and grow emotional, intellectual and instinctual intelligence.

Webinar Resources

On November 12, Dina Bailey of Mountain Top Vision again joined us to host Practicing Resilience: Practical Steps for DEIA Plans. The workshop focused on the practical application of your DEAI plans through case studies, practical tips, and other resources.

On Friday, November 6, we offered The Murky Middle: Sustainable Self-Care for Creatives. This webinar aimed to normalize collective trauma responses for creatives as well as provide tangible coping frameworks. Using real-life examples, metaphors, and experiential exercises, we explored the unique challenges of these trying times to better understand why familiar coping may be failing us.

On October 8, we offered a Mindfulness and Self Compassion Through Creativity workshop with Ajana Therapy and Clinical Services. Participate in full below, and email communications (at) maaa.org for a copy of the participant’s handbook.

On September 17, we offered the session Are You Asking? A Fundraising “Playbook” During COVID with Fayruz Benyousef from FBC Consulting.  Watch the workshop in full below. For closed captioning info, please email Communications (at) maaa.org

We presented Practicing Resilience: Activating Your Anti-Racism and DEAI Commitments on July 17 with Dina Bailey of Mountain Top Vision. Watch the workshop in full below. For closed captioning info, please email Communications (at) maaa.org.

We presented Messaging the Moment with Jessika Davidson on Thursday, August 13. While managing the unexpected during the current health, economic and racial pandemic, how do art organizations do this online, be authentic, and stay true to their mission? You can also download a Messaging Framework Checklist and an Equity Lens Audit provided by presenter Davidson.