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Professional Development Consultant

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Job: Professional Development Consultant

Status: Independent Contractors

Reports to: Engage Senior Program Officer

Supervises: N/A

Location: Houston, TX

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance seeks two independent contractors as
Professional Development Consultants for Engage Houston. Engage Houston is
Mid-America Arts Alliance’s professional development program for small to
midsize organizations in the counties of Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.  Engage
provides focused professional and organizational development training using a
combination of peer learning, coach consultations and workshops. The Engage program is designed to strengthen participants’ organizational effectiveness
and sustainability, amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider
community.

 

Job Duties:

 

·      

Assist
with the recruitment of Engage participants and organizations.

·      

Work
with Engage participating organizations by identifying issues of organizational
need and providing training resources and coaching to establish improvement
goals.

·      

Work
with the Senior Program Officer, Engage Liaison and other Engage program
consultants to formulate high-quality content program content including but not
limited to the creation of agendas, handouts, lecture and discussion, and PowerPoint
presentations. Identify organizational needs and work with content experts to
develop Expert-led Topical Workshops.

·      

Provide
Individual Coaching Sessions supporting organizations as they make progress
toward goals established in the beginning, and during, the program.

·      

Consultant
will aid organizations in making measurable progress towards goals.

·      

Consultant
will prepare reports to document all consulting activities of each consultation
visit, including phone and email consultation.

·      

Develop
and/or identify additional materials needed by Engage participating
organizations, and share these materials with participant organizations and the
Engage program staff.

·      

Consultant
will support organizations in completing their organizational assessments,
improvement plans, goal setting activities, and review of project outcomes.

·      

Act as
an advocate for each assigned organization's improvement.

·      

Review
and assist in the development and implementation of all Engage assessments and
training tools, participant project goal setting, evaluation of participant
outcomes.

 

Working Conditions

 

Most
work is of a sedentary nature, sitting at a desk using a computer, phone and
other office equipment. This position will be required to travel to meet with
organizations on a routine basis. While a majority of work occurs in relation
to a long term plan, the Program Development Consultant will be required to be
flexible to changing priorities.

 

Minimum Qualifications

·      

Master’s
Degree in arts administration, nonprofit management, public administration or
Master’s Degree in the Arts or       equivalent experience; prefer 7-10 years
experience in non-profit sector

·      

Considerable
experience in organizational governance and community engagement

·      

Experience
working with diverse communities

·      

Creative
and proactive problem solver

·      

Ability
to multitask

·      

Excellent
oral and written communication

·      

Possess
a strong emotional intelligence

·      

Experienced
in MS Office and Salesforce

 

To Apply

 

Please submit cover letter, resume,
name of three references, and a sample proposal for a professional development
workshop on the topic of organizational governance or community engagement to hr@maaa.org. Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2019.

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Due Date: Sep 1, 2019
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Expert Panel: How to Collect Fine Art

Join the conversation as an expert panel of artists, gallerists, and collectors talk about what it means to start an art collection!

Expert Panel Discussion: How To Collect Fine Art

Join the conversation as an expert panel of artists, gallerists, and collectors talk about what it means to start an art collection!

Afraid to make that first art purchase? Unsure what to expect? Join the discussion on July 25th as artists, gallerists, and collectors talk about what it means to buy your first piece of art and what it all entails. We will gather at 6:00 and start the conversation around 6:15pm. Refreshments will be provided.

We've assembled this panel of experts to cover everything you want to know. We will start with the basics to help you understand the art you see for sale in galleries and then move on to cover questions about valuation and art as an investment. Feel confident shopping for art so that you can enjoy the process.

There will be a live Q&A after the panel discussion ends.

Panelists:

Rachel Gardner, Artist + Collector
Rachel Gardner is a Houston based mixed media artist specializing in sculpture and painting. She is best known for her life-size wolf sculptures. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally including New York City, Germany, and Greece. Rachel is locally represented by Cindy Lisica Gallery and also teaches Design and Sculpture as an art professor at Houston Baptist University. She also enjoys collecting art from local artists and work found on her travels. Her home and studio are located in the Houston Heights where she lives with her husband, daughter, and expecting a baby boy. 

Jodi Grogan, Owner of Jack Rabbit Gallery
Jack Rabbit Gallery is a fun, accessible fine art gallery located in Houston, Texas. We are proud to present an amazing collection of contemporary artists from around the world. Conveniently located in the historic Houston Heights, the Gallery curates works in a variety of styles to suit any taste and any budget. Houstonians and visitors alike will appreciate the colorful and diverse gathering of artistic genres.

Yvonamor Palix, Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts

Yvonamor Palix French/ Mexican
Internacional Art Gallery Owner.
Owned and operated Espace d’Art Yvonamor Palix in Paris’Bastille quartier for over 23 years then opened a branch in Mexico City’s Colonia Roma. Participated regularly in the Major Internacional Art Fairs: FIAC, Basel, ARCO, Chicago, MACO, Miami- Basel, ArteBa, Art Athens, Gramercy Park.  Served on the selection committee of FIAC, ARCO and Art Chicago. The gallery curated touring exhibitions of its artists for institutions and museums.  Consult website for list of artist represented. Among the clients of the gallery are Bernard Arnaud, Francois Pinault Foundation, JUMEX, Pepsi cola, France, UBS, the World Bank, Jean Paul Gauthier, Dolce & Gabana, Madonna.  In 1994 six of the Gallery’s artists were selected for the official pavilions of the Venice Biannual.  Yvonamor Palix currently works and resides in Houston where she enjoys promoting young talents as well as established artists through curated exhibits in private venues or her new Concept Space located in the Historic Houston Heights. 

Moderator
Dana Caldera, Artist + Curator
When:
Jul 25, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
6:00-7:30 PM Free
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Summit Kickoff + Reception


Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by Son Kiss'd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.  


This event is FREE and open to the public.


About the Keynote Presenter:


Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students. Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30PM - 7:00PM, Free

Summit Kickoff + Reception


Summit Kickoff

Keynote Presentation 

+ Reception

Friday, July 19, 2019

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Silver Street Studios

Free and open to the public


 

Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by SonKissd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.

This event is free and open to the public. 


Note: Registered Summit attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to signup for "Mentor Power Hour" Dine-Arounds with select presenters and artists following the Keynote Presentation. 



About the presenters:

Featured Keynote Presenter: Diane Scott

Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students.  Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.




GONZO247

Mario E. Figueroa, Jr. aka GONZO247 was born and raised in Houston, Texas. GONZO was exposed to graffiti and began his pursuit as a self-taught artist in 1985. He opened Aerosol Warfare Gallery, founded The Graffiti & Street Art Art Museum of Texas (2015), produced an Aerosol Warfare video series, established a Houston Wall Of Fame (the city’s first largest art production of its kind), has participated in over 50 exhibitions and art projects while also working with top brand campaigns that speak to urban communities.  He has evolved his studio art from aerosol on canvas to aerosol on layered plexiglass using a backwards painting technique.  He creates art on a local, national and international level.  He is well known as an upstanding artist and an early-on pioneer in the graffiti and street art genres in Houston, Texas; he manages Aerosol Warfare and continues to create art, murals and team-based productions. He has served several communities in his local hometown Houston, Texas through teaching his medium and volunteering his time to fellow artists and art groups throughout his career.  Some of the local organizations he has worked with are TEDxYouth Houston, Avenue CDC - Art on The Avenue, DiverseWorks, Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, The Orange Show Center and Project Row Houses.  


SonKiss'd Dance 

SonKissd Dance Theater was founded in January of 2012 by 3 free spirited, professional and energetic dancers with a call on their lives to inspire through performing arts and entertainment. It all began with one piece of choreography titled The Sound of Silence performed by the 3 founding members. The Sound of Silence was a 4minute routine using the movements of Contemporary, Jazz, and Street dance with no music, no words and no sounds. Not knowing how the audience was going to respond, they took a risk and it instantly paid off. After the companys debut performance, Sonkissd realized they had something people wanted and that was quality entertainment with an encouraging message. After performing in top venues around the city such as the Wortham Theater and the Hobby Center and collaborating with top Contemporary and Modern dance teams in Houston, Sonkissd Dance Theater decided to start producing their own shows. On April 27, 2013 Sonkissd Dance Theater produced their first production, The Chronicles of Creation. Now four years later with a full roster of performers Sonkissd has produced dozens of shows between Houston, Charlotte and New York City including their most outrageous production yet, Moving Mountains which was set at the Texas Rock Gym. With their ability to do anything they put their minds too, Sonkissd created an hour long, sold out production with dancers dancing and swinging 20 feet in the air on rock walls that included live painting and poetry. Sonkissd takes pride in the continued stories and comments on how their productions leave audience members inspired and uplifted which pushes them to keep creating and providing inspirational art.





LOCATION

Silver Street Studios, 

Building Entrance #1

2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

(MAP)





When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
FREE and open to the public
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
Prresentation begins promptly at 5:45pm.

Arts Resource Expo


Arts Resource Expo

Friday, July 19, 2019

12:00-2:00pm


Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St. - Building entrance #1, Houston, TX 77007


Free and open to the public.



Get in touch with local arts resources! 


Featured organizations and professionals will share their resources in an open networking format. The Arts Resource expo is geared towards artists and other creative entrepreneurs looking to tap into local resources.

 

Powered by Fresh Arts the Arts Resource Expo is hosted in conjunction with the 1st annual Fresh Arts Summit and in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance Disaster Resources Expo & Symposium.

 

Featured organizations:

Glasstire

Fresh Arts

Sawyer Yards

Houston Arts Alliance

Jerry’s Artarama

Higginbotham Insurance

 


Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.

Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.

HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Galveston Historical Foundation will also be in attendance to share their resources and information.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12Pm = 2PM, Free

Forth and Nomad

Address:
731 Yale Street
77007 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:

Mon - Sat, 10am -7pm
Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Forth and Nomad is a contemporary, curated shop with all the hand-crafted goods and accessories you need - and want.


Forth and Nomad operates under several missions: to connect makers with their consumers; to get Houstonians more intimately involved in the city’s maker community through maker-hosted workshops, classes and live events; and to serve as a creative hub for the vibrant, scrappy, one-of-a-kind city they call home. Forth and Nomad supports handmade, small batch, and locally crafted goods.

While the vast majority of Forth and Nomad’s goods come from local artists, the store carries goods from brands located all around the U.S. Every product in Forth and Nomad is carefully curated by Andy and Morgan, and has a strong connection to Houston’s culture and artistic community. And everything in this store – from its wallets to its jewelry to its home goods – will help you tell the world a little bit about who you are.

Welcome to Forth and Nomad. Welcome to the community, where we encourage you to seek inspiration and live authentic.

Engage Program Liaison

Engage Program Liaison

Mid-America Arts
Alliance is hiring for the part-time position of Engage Liaison for the Engage
Program.
Engage
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 Houston works with participants to
govern more effectively, become more fiscally astute and develop strategies to
address community needs.  Development of
these skills ensure long-term sustainability and improved community impact.
Engage strengthens participating arts organizations and arts leaders,
amplifying an arts ecosystem that supports the wider community.

Job Duties

·      

Act as primary
support for the Senior Program Officer and consultants with
regards to the
ENGAGE program.

·      

Organize, attend, and take notes
for all ENGAGE program related
conference calls and meetings.

·      

Organize and oversee all ENGAGE program related workshops and
meetings by preparing materials, handling correspondence with participants,
coordinating travel, food, and hotel arrangements.

·      

Follow-up with project consultants to ensure timely
collection of all consultant deliverables including invoices,
consultant travel, and project reporting.

·      

Oversee the preparation, delivery, and receipt
of all project participant's applications, contracts, and   fees.

·      

Manage all web-based
communication tools used in program
delivery including Survey Monkey, Dropbox, Google Docs,
webinars, email, etc.

·      

Oversee the maintenance of the ENGAGE program digital
filing system for all
division materials.

·      

Maintain and monitor all program-related calendars.

·      

Assist the Engage Evaluation Specialist in the distribution of Peer Sessions
and Workshop surveys.

 

Working Conditions

Most work is of a sedentary nature, sitting at a desk using a computer,
phone and other office equipment. While a majority of work occurs in relation
to a long term plan, the ENGAGE Liaison will be required to be flexible to
changing priorities and additional projects that may require overtime and the
ability to manage short term deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

·      

Four year
degree or equivalent experience

·      

At least
five years administrative level in the non-profit sector


·      

Knowledge of
graphic design software (Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop)


·      

Highly
organized and detailed oriented


·      

Excellent
written and verbal communication skills


·      

Social media
savvy


·      

Creative
problem solver


·      

Collaborative
worker


·      

Database
management experience

 

To apply please send cover
letter, writing sample, and resume to
hr@maaa.org. Applications will be accepted through July
30. No phone calls please.

 

Mid-America Arts Alliance is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Due Date: Jul 31, 2019
Contact Name: Angelette Hart
FreshArts.org is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on FreshArts.org do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

Cultured Cocktails benefiting Acid Test

Since its inception in 2018, Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails has raised nearly $100,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, May 9th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Acid Test. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Acid Test team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Acid Test so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Acid Test.


About Acid Test:
Based on an award-winning short film, Acid Test is about a teenage girl who launches a rebellion against her family fueled by Riot Grrrl music, a dysfunctional family, and LSD. The feature film is an activist film. With a female lead of Mexican descent, our story showcases much-needed diversity on screen as part of a need in the film industry and film market for more diverse content. We are also showcasing that diversity behind the camera: as a female writer director, it is vital to me to be part of the changes needed in my industry in hiring women and people of color in crew positions. We've also partnered with Houston Community College (HCC) where I teach filmmaking full-time to offer students an opportunity to train on our feature film set to gain valuable professional experience while also earning credits toward their degrees. All crew are local to Houston and all of our cast are either local or originally from Texas.

About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org
When:
Jul 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm
General Categories: 

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