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Date:
January 25, 2020
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Hemmens Cultural Center Exhibition Hall
Address:
45 Symphony Way, Lower Level
Elgin, IL 60120-5570
Contact:
847-931-5900
Cost:
Free event, however registration is required and closes at 4pm on 1.24. Cash Bar available.
ADA:
Yes
Jessica Stern
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Americans for the Arts: Building Arts and Business Partnerships

Saturday, January 25, 2020

This workshop, based on Americans for the Arts’ pARTnership Movement, is a creative learning and brainstorming gathering to inspire collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and business communities, and encourage knowledge sharing of how businesses can leverage the arts to advance their objectives.

Workshop 3

Title: Building Arts and Business Partnerships
January 25, 2020
1:00PM – 5:00PM

This workshop, based on Americans for the Arts’ pARTnership Movement, is a creative learning and brainstorming gathering to inspire collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and business communities, and encourage knowledge sharing of how businesses can leverage the arts to advance their objectives.

Learning Objectives

• Participants have an understanding of what arts and business partnerships are.
• Participants develop a method for communicating their message to the business community in a mutually beneficial and accessible way.
• Participants generate ideas for partnering with leaders in their community to be advocates for the arts.
• Participants map their current work in the context of how it can advance business objectives. Participants map their current and potential business relationships as a means to exploring potential partnerships.

Presenter

Jessica Stern, Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

Jessica joined Americans for the Arts as the Private Sector Initiatives Program Manager in January 2018. Jessica creates and executes field education programs that build the capacity of local arts agencies to establish meaningful partnerships with the private sector. She leads Americans for the Arts’ initiative to hone a thread of work that will support the creative economy in local communities. She regularly produces editorial and thought leadership content for the pARTnership Movement. Prior to relocating to New York, Jessica worked as the Membership and Resources Manager for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), providing oversight of NAO’s statewide membership program while curating and reinventing its online platform of nonprofit management best practice resources. Previously, Jessica spent nearly five years working with Portland’s local business committee for the arts, Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), delivering programs that engaged employees from BCA’s 200+ business members, managing all marketing and communications strategies, and retaining and cultivating corporate and community partnerships. Jessica has also served in development roles at Metropolitan Youth Symphony and Literary Arts; and has freelanced as an independent web designer and developer.

Jessica graduated from Portland State University with Master’s in Public Administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in Ethnomusicology and French Studies. She co-founded Portland Emerging Arts Leaders and helped design and grow its emerging leader mentorship program. Aside from thinking about how to celebrate all forms of human creative expression, Jessica enjoys cycling, hiking, travel, cooking and listening to music from all over the world.