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The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission offers professionally-led workshops, periodic conferences and roundtable sessions to provide Technical Assistance, Professional Development & Networking opportunities to benefit cultural organizations’ staff and board members, as well as individual artists.

Upcoming Workshop

Local Arts Program Grant (LAP) Grant Technical Assistance Workshop


… a technical assistance workshop for Somerset County non-profits and municipalities offered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Date & Time: September 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

 September 17, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

 September 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

Location: A Zoom meeting link will be provided via email to all registrants prior to the workshop start time.

Join the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission for a discussion on the 2021 Local Arts Program Grant.  Come with questions to help benefit your Somerset County arts programming.

Workshop led by:
The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission Staff

Please note that the workshop will NOT be recorded.

Advance registration is necessary.

We are planning to offer three sessions of the workshop.  Please register no later than 2PM the day prior to the workshop you wish to attend.

Click Here to register.

 

County History Partnerhip Program (CHPP) Grant Technical Assitance Workshop

...a technical assistance workshop for Somerset County non-profits and municipalities offered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Date & Time: September 15, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

September 17, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

September 23, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: A Zoom meeting link will be provided via email to all registrants prior to the workshop start time.

Join the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission for a discussion on the 2021 County History Partnership Program Grant.  Come with questions to help benefit your New Jersey history programming.

Workshop led by:

The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission Staff

Please note this workshop will NOT be recorded.

Advance registration is necessary.

We are planning to offer multiple sessions of this workshop.  Please register no later than 2PM the day prior to the workshop you wish to attend.

Click here to register.

 

What now? Strategies for Moving Ahead

... a technical assistance workshop for non-profit arts, history, and cultural organizations offered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Date & Time: October 29, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: A Zoom meeting link will be provided via email to all registrations prior to the workshop start time.

The past few months have brought challenge after challenge to our world, and most arts, culture, and history organizations find themselves facing an uncertain future.  How can we start to move forward in spite of changing circumstances?  What can you organization do to keep connecting with audiences and remain sustainable?

Topics to be covered include:

  • Updated trends in audience opinions about both online and in-person programs.
  • Strategies for connecting with your audiences - and earning revenue to sustain your organization.
  • Options for replacing traditional fundraising events with other sources of contributed revenue.

Early registrants will be sent a survey two weeks in advance of the workshop to learn more about the questions facing their organizations right now.

Please note: This workshop will NOT be recorded.

Workshop lead by:
Allison Trimarco

Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, LLC, which provides creative aolutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations.  Since 2002, she has been collaborating with nonprofits on strategic planning, fundraising, board development, and audience engagement projects.

Allison is based in New Jersey and has worked with many of the state's arts, culture, and history organizations.  Projects have ranged from statewide effotrts with Artpride NJ, ArtsEd NJ, the New Jersey Historical Commission, and the New Jersey Historic Trust to consulting designed to help smaller organizations increase their program impact and organizational stability.  Recent clients of note include the Alice Paul Institute, Grounds for Sculpture, WheatonArts, the Paterson Music Project, the Discovery Orchestra, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and the Old Barracks Museum.  She earned her BA in Theatre from Smith College and her Master's in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

 Since the start of the pandemic, Allison has been coaching arts, culture, and history nonprofits in how to meet their immediate challenges and plan for the future in spite of the many unknowns we all face.  Working together with clients, she looks forward to seeing how new models of audience engagement in arts, culture, and history will emerge from this difficult time.

Advance registration is necessary.

We are planning to offer a single session of this workshop.  Please register no later than October 26, 2020 by 2PM.

Click here to register.

 

Questions? Call the Cultural & Heritage Commission at (908) 231-7021

If you require assistive services, please advise our office 2 weeks in advance.

 Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission.
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