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Sessions for Arts Professionals

June 14, 2023

Diversifying Funding: Strategies for Arts & Culture Nonprofits

In partnership with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), this workshop explored various funding options and creative revenue models that can help nonprofits build a sustainable financial foundation.

April 5, 2023

5 Unexpected Tips for Email Engagement

We dove into how to increase open and click rates, methods to improve subject lines, and copywriting templates to keep your organization's mission on people's minds. This conversation was led by Sarah Stockdale, founder of Growclass.

February 2, 2023

Story Party!

Does drafting data visualizations and annual reports give you anxiety? Let's learn new ways to share our stories. This conversation was moderated by Jeannette Balleza Collins, Dir. of Entrepreneurial Development, Northwest Arkansas Council, and co-chair of the CACHE Board of Directors.

November 1, 2022

Overcome Nonprofit Overwhelm

We gathered over a curry and naan lunch provided by local chef Arun Sandhu, listened to some live music, and took steps to overcome nonprofit overwhelm with featured speaker, Alison Nail-Malone of Malone Consultancy Group.

October 27, 2022

Art for All: A Conversation on Creative Justice

How do you engage community to ensure inclusive event spaces? We gathered for a conversation with community leaders and University of Arkansas Professors, Lia Uribe and Lisa Corrigan, on belonging in the arts. Brunch was provided by Tamara Green and Yourmet.


Virtual Office Hours for Arts + Culture Nonprofits

For those chewing on some tough questions, we pulled up a chair to a virtual table. Together, we listened, problem-solved, encouraged, and connected.

Sessions for Creatives

October 5, 2022

Public Art 101

This session was for creatives interested in public art and leaders/organizers of public art projects, featuring CACHE's Director of Visual & Public Art, Lucas Cowan. Food provided by Secondhand Smoke Bbq.

Summer 2022

Artist Conversation: Expanding Community One Conversation at a Time

In this series of artist conversations, we paired Northwest Arkansas-based and visiting artists for an hour-long conversation about their creative practice.

Spring 2023

Yoga and Meditation

Stress relief, improved focus and concentration, physical health, and increased self-awareness are just a few of the benefits yoga and meditation offer. Yoga and meditation was led by Paul Summerlin.

Professional Development Series

Creators' Village x CACHE

CACHE partnered with Little Rock-based nonprofit, Creators' Village, to produce this 11-part series that focused on the business of the music industry. Each session featured Dazz, “King Honey” Murry, Creators' Village's Executive Director in conversation with a special guest.

  • May 9, 2023: Sustainability and Pivoting
  • April 18, 2023: Scalability for Musicians
  • March 7, 2023: DEI in Creative Spaces
  • January 10, 2023: Your Business Plan: Creative Business Support
  • November 15, 2022: Marketing and Maximizing Your Resources
  • October 18, 2022: Collaborative Partners
  • September 12, 2022: Economic Stability
  • August 2, 2022: Creativity: The Ins and Outs
  • July 26, 2022: Networking for Musicians
  • June 21, 2022: The Music Industry Overall


CACHE partnered with the University of Arkansas' Master of Design (MDES) program to host three design workshops for the public. Launched in fall 2022, the MDES program is the first of its kind in the state of Arkansas.

  • July 25, 2023: Digital Imaging for Self-Promotion
  • August 1, 2023: Typography and Layout
  • August 8, 2023: Printing and Reproduction


This week-long virtual series focused on key techniques for small to midsize nonprofits with little to no development and fundraising staff. Topics included Grantwriting, supporting BIPOC-identified fundraising professionals, and collaboration and mentorships.

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This week-long virtual conference featured 15 individual sessions focused on developing the communications skills of Northwest Arkansas artists, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit creative businesses. The week concluded with an in-person happy hour at Black Apple Cidery in downtown Springdale.

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