UPCOMING EVENTS

All YOLO events are FREE

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NOVEMBER 15th, 6:00 - 7:30PM

MARKETING & MAXIMIZING YOUR RESOURCES

This session—for artists—focuses on marketing to your audience, content creation, and maximizing your resources to achieve the widest reach.

This YOLO session is in partnership with Dazz, “King Honey” Murry, the Executive Director of Creator’s Village and a multi-hyphenated performing artist. Our guest industry speaker will be Maximiliano Dominguez, Founder and Creative Director of La Rosa Collective and Creator at Forever Thrifted.

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JANUARY 10th, 6:00 - 7:30PM

MUSIC AND YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

Ready to take it to the next level? Learn about LLCs and the Nonprofit & Small Business Resource Center at the Fayetteville Public Library. For music-based artists, artists + organizations in partnership with Dazz, “King Honey” Murry, the Executive Director of Creator’s Village and a multi-hyphenated performing artist.

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PAST EVENTS

NOVEMBER 1st, 2O22

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 27th, 2O22

Art for All: A Conversation on Creative Justice

Creatives and organizations, how do you engage community and audiences to ensure inclusive spaces for your events? We gathered for a conversation with community leaders and University of Arkansas Professors, Lia Uribe and Lisa Corrigan, on gender equity, creative justice, placemaking and belonging in the arts.

Brunch was provided by Tamara Green and Yourmet.

OCTOBER 18th, 2O22

Collaborative Partners

Dazz “King Honey” Murry, the Executive Director of Creator’s Village and a multi-hyphenated performing artist, led creatives through a conversation on attracting collaborators, working together and meeting in the middle.

OCTOBER 5th, 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.

SEPTEMBER 12th, 2022

Economic Sustainability

In partnership with Creators’ Village, this session was geared to music-based artists around making money and keeping the money you make! The conversation was moderated by Dazz “King Honey” Murray with guest industry expert BK Simmons, entrepreneur, venture catalyst, and champion for inclusive innovation.

AUGUST 27th, 2022

Artist Conversation: Expanding Community One Conversation at a Time

We joined for an artist conversation at the Momentary, featuring Collision: When Visions Combine artists on collaboration. Collision artists included Eddie Canyon, Craig Colorusso, Fermin Hurtado, Christian Serrano-Torres, Lauren Nicole Clare , Adrienne Dawes, Hiba Tahir, and Bekah Skaggs. Moderated by Lisa Marie Evans and Cynthia Post Hunt.

AUGUST 2nd, 2022

Creativity: the Ins and Outs

A conversation geared toward music-based artists exploring what fuels creativity, how to shake imposter syndrome, and tips to maximize your creative flow. Moderated by Dazz “King Honey” Murray in partnership with Creators’ Village.  Guest industry speaker included, Greg “GT” Thompson, Director of Events for the Downtown Springdale Alliance and Chief Creative Officer for Al Bell Presents.

JULY 26th, 2022

Networking for Musicians

Creators’ Village and CACHE led in-person session on Networking: Best practices for building your creative network and maximizing your circle.

Moderating by Dazz “King Honey” Murry, the Executive Director of Creators’ Village and a multi-hyphenated performing artist. She is the frontman for King Honey and the “Dazz” of Dazz & Brie. Dazz is a musician, music producer, composer, photographer and multimedia artist.

JULY 22nd, 2022

How Does Creativity Play a Role in Your Story?

Rachel Majors, Marketing guru for Pink House Alchemy, and Tyler Carroll, founder and co-owner of TC Screenprinting discuss how creativity exists at the core of their business’ communications and identity. Geared toward creative businesses as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 22nd, 2022

Calling all Creative Businesses: Communications Tips and Tricks

Martha Londagin of Start Up Junkie has years of experience working alongside “artrepreneurs” to help their creative businesses thrive. This engaging discussion connected creative businesses to share communications victories/challenges, and collect some pro tips and tricks of the trade from Martha and her colleague Caleb Talley. Geared toward creative businesses as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 21st, 2022

Tools and Strategies for Your Creative Business

Bea Apple, co-owner of Hillfolk, a textile and studio shop located in 8th Street Market joined us for a discussion focused on the role communication and marketing plays in the development of a thriving creative business. Geared toward creative businesses as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 21st, 2022

Marketing Your Work

Do you need a website or is social media enough? What about a headshot? How are those work samples? CACHE team member Brittany Johnson discussed best practices for presenting yourself and your work in the digital world. Geared toward artists and creatives as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 21st, 2022

Inclusive Communications

So you’ve committed to building an inclusive organization, but how do you move beyond surface-level communication practices?  Leigh Wood, General Manager of KUAF, and Lia Uribe, associate chair and associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas joined us for an in-depth discussion of how your organization or team can begin to take inclusive action beyond the buzzwords. Geared toward mid-size and larger arts and culture nonprofits as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 20th, 2022

What Now? Comms Tips and Tools

After two plus years of pandemic pivots, it’s more important than ever for your audience to clearly understand your organization’s core work and purpose. CACHE Director of Communications, Brittany Johnson, shared tips and tools to walk away from this session with clear steps toward effective communication. Geared toward mid-size arts and culture nonprofits as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 20th, 2022

Shout it from the Rooftops: Comms Tips and Tools

Build on the knowledge gained from “Shout it from the Rooftops: Creative Storytelling” with CACHE Director of Communications, Brittany Johnson, and walk away from this session with clear steps toward effective communication. Geared to smaller arts and culture nonprofits as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 19th, 2022

Why Didn’t That Work?! Avoid These Pitfalls and Thrive Together

Have you ever had a foolproof plan that didn’t go as expected? Joanna Bell, Director of Marketing & Communications for TheatreSquared and Kathyrn Heller, Senior Communications Officer for Walton Family Foundation joined us to share lived communications experiences; specifically focusing on situations when something went wrong and how they learned and grew from the experience. Geared toward mid-sized arts & culture nonprofits as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications.

JULY 19th, 2022

Wait…Who are We?

Does your team talk about your organization’s work and purpose in a concise and consistent way? Nonprofits have A LOT of good things they could say, but it’s hard to distill that message into what’s most important. Michael Pedler and team at Mumford, Hart & Ashley shared the importance of effective storytelling as a foundation of everything from fundraising to hiring. Jason Miller of Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, shared about his experience working with MH&A to transform the way he and the APO team thought and communicated about their organization. Geared toward mid-sized arts & culture nonprofits as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications.

JULY 19th, 2022

Talking About Your Work and Building Relationships

How do you pitch your projects and work with authenticity? How do you build connections within and beyond your community? Phil Shafer, aka Sike Styles, and Carra Martinez joined us to share their experiences talking about their work while engaging in community relationships. Geared toward artists and creatives as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications. 

JULY 19th, 2022

Shout it from the Rooftops: Creative Storytelling

After two plus years of pandemic pivots, it’s more important than ever for your audience to clearly understand your organization’s core work and purpose. Podcast communication strategist and entrepreneur, Randy Wilburn, led a lively discussion about ways to tell your organization’s stories effectively and creatively. Part of CACHE’s Week of Communications.

JULY 18th, 2022

Writing About Your Work (Artist Statements/Bios)

In this session, Adrienne Dawes and Danny Baskin presented best practices for writing artist statements and bios and share when and how to use them in your practice. Geared toward artists and creatives as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications.

JULY 18th, 2022

Wait…Who are We?

Cedric Fonville, Chief of Staff for INTERFORM, formerly Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum (AAFF), and Erica Harmon, Copyeditor for Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, Crystal Bridges’ recently opened satellite venue, joined us for a discussion on how they help internal and external audiences understand how to make sense of shifts in their organization’s scope. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Communications.

JUNE 21st, 2022

The Music Industry Overall

Dazz “King Honey” Murry and Skywalker the Manager dove into the different aspects of musical artistry and resources that are available in the region.

Moderated by Dazz “King Honey” Murry.  Guest industry speaker, Skywalker, manages Duke Deuce (signed to Quality Control/Motown), Enphamus (signed to Alamo/Sony), Rampage Wood (indie artist), and DJ P. Smooth. Skywalker is also the GM for Change the Game, an industry record label based out of Little Rock, AR.

 

JUNE 16th, 2022

Artist Conversation: Expanding Community One Conversation at a Time

We gathered at Black Apple to see Jeffry Cantu’s installation and join the conversation with Cantu and visiting Momentary artist, Esteban Cabeza de Casa. This event was a partnership with CACHE, the Momentary, and Arts One Presents. 

APRIL 22nd, 2022

Artist Conversation: Expanding Community One Conversation at a Time

We gathered at Pink House Alchemy for a stimulating conversation around community and practice with visiting artist, Sarah Hearn, and local artist, Briseida Ochoa “Brioch.” 

JANUARY 27th, 2022

NWA Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Introduction

We learned about the local Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and heard from AFP’s President, Eva Terry, about scholarship and mentoring opportunities. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

View recorded session here.

JANUARY 27th, 2022

CRM, What?!

Before you embark on a fundraising program, you must know how you are going to keep track of your donors. What do you need to know before you purchase a new donor database or before thinking about converting to a new one? Experts, Peggy Boyles with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Jodi Wolin of Inspired Philanthropy, discussed best practices and how to get the best use from your fundraising software. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

View recorded session here.

JANUARY 26th, 2022

Grant Writing 101

What to know before embarking on submitting a grant? How to ensure you are a match before applying? We learned tips for determining what and how much to apply for, what funders are looking for, and what it takes to create a successful grant application from speakers Leah Miles with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Anne Marie Boursiquot King of BKing Solutions. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

View recorded session here.

JANUARY 25th, 2022

Group Discussion: Supporting BIPOC-identified Fundraising Arts Professionals

Led by BIPOC fundraisers, this group discussed ways in which we can work to retain and recruit fundraisers arts professionals of color to NW Arkansas, and the fundraising field in general. This discussion was most relevant for organizations who have the funding capacity to hire fundraising contractors and/or team members. Speakers include Peggy Boyles with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Diego Quiñones from the Momentary. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

JANUARY 25th, 2022

“I’m exhausted. How do I make the time?”

Fundraising is meaningful but challenging work. In this unique moment in time, with COVID-19, the Great Resignation, and other challenges, how do we make the time to fundraise when there are so many “fires” occurring everywhere? We heard from experts in the field about how they navigate and make time for fundraising during these unusual and challenging times. Speakers included Anne Marie Boursiquot King of BKing Solutions, Kyle May from the Walton Arts Center, and Jodi Wolin of Inspired Philanthropy. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

JANUARY 25th, 2022

Maximizing Fundraising for Medium Arts Nonprofits

Fundraising professionals need a seat at the table in strategic planning sessions. And your role should be more than agreeing to raise money for institutional priorities. You bring the voice of the donor, and frequently a more business-minded perspective to conversations about strategic priorities. When and how should you steer strategy to more fundable activities? What if there is no overall strategy and fundraising priorities are unclear? And what do you do when donors want to give money for programs your organization may or may not be interested in creating?  Participants were encouraged to share their stories and received feedback from the presenter and the group. Led by an experienced national expert and local fundraiser, this was an interactive discussion on the essential components of an integrated development plan. Speakers included Kyle May with the Walton Arts Center and Jodi Wolin of Inspired Philanthropy as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

View recorded session here.

JANUARY 24th, 2022

Maximizing Fundraising for Small Arts Nonprofits

The work of one fundraising staff member or Executive Director/Founder can determine whether your organization will thrive or even close. In such an environment, is it possible to plan strategically? How do you decide if a new fundraising idea is worth pursuing? How do you pivot efforts that are failing to perform but have strong political support internally? How do you avoid personal and team burnout?  Participants learned from experts and each other how small, high-performing fundraising operations can navigate issues to succeed. This session was geared for arts organizations with zero or one development staff member as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising. Speakers included Jodi Wolin of Inspired Philanthropy, Thalia Madewell from CACHE, and Marge Betley from Arkansas PBS. 

View recorded session here.

JANUARY 27th, 2022

Collaboration & Mentorship

How can we strengthen and support our colleagues, ourselves and each other for the benefit of all?  Many fundraisers, especially those in smaller organizations or rural communities (not to mention during a global pandemic), feel isolated from their peers. Participants discussed creative and accessible approaches to peer mentoring, including how to foster meaningful peer networks among fundraisers in your community. These peer communities provide coaching and opportunities to share fundraising knowledge while also offering personalized attention, friendship, and a safe space to recharge. We heard from experienced fundraising leaders with extensive networks to take the next step to connect with your own peer group of support. Our speakers were Emily Ironside with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Jodi Wolin of Inspired Philanthropy. Geared toward arts and culture organizations as part of CACHE’s Week of Fundraising.

View recorded session here.