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ArtsFund provides the cultural sector a platform for sharing of resources, practices and perspective to expand its collective capacity to serve our overall community. Partnering with local, regional and national practitioners and thought leaders, ArtsFund’s convenings programs foster discussion and provide tools and training opportunities in direct response to the needs identified by regional arts organizations.

Upcoming convening

Transforming through a Capacity Building Campaign

Past convenings

Growing Audiences by the Playbook: Audience development strategy, from the sports arena to the arts arena

Strategic Budgeting & Scenario Planning with the Nonprofit Finance Fund

Grant Writing When You Don’t Have a Grants Team

Engaging New Audiences: Research on Arts Organizations’ Attendance in Washington

Making the Case for the Social Impact of the Arts

• Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards (2018)

Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop

“What’s Behind the Curtain”—Audience & Donor Research

Turning Data Into Action

• Designing with Accessibility in Mind (2022)

Capital Campaign Readiness: Is it the Right Time? (2022)

Digital Dilemmas: Q&A with Legal Expert (2021)

Navigating Overwhelm (2021)

Attendees talk in small groups at From Survival to Success | Photo by Robert Wade Photography

Setting the Table for More Diverse Nonprofit Boards 2018 | Photo by Robert Wade Photography


As part of the convenings series, ArtsFund has also hosted a number of webinars, including:

A three-part “board-building” webinar series with Bold Agenda

• Market Smarter: the Fundamentals of Google Analytics with Capacity Interactive

• Data Driven Donor Cultivation with TRG Arts

• Effective Social Media Tips and Tactics

• Successful Practices in Crowd-Funding Campaigns

Becoming Indispensable: A Community Engagement Workshop

For information about future convenings, keep up an eye on our Events Page. For more information about ArtsFund’s convenings series, contact