Program Schedule

2017-18 ACTIVATE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

ACTIVATE Fellows participate in monthly sessions that feature a variety of speakers, panelists, and consultants who are top leaders in social justice, education, cultural infrastructure, advocacy, communication, and policy. Each session features presentations, discussions, exercises and networking activities that will deepen Fellows' knowledge, empower them to take action, and foster the formulation of strong bonds with other advocates in the region.

While Arts Education and Cultural Policy tracks of the ACTIVATE Program generally meet separately to cover topics specific to their arena of advocacy, the program schedule does include three joint sessions in September, December, and January where the two cohorts come together to cover shared topics, network, and cross-pollinate ideas for advocacy initiatives.

SEPTEMBER

JOINT WELCOME SESSION
* Combined Session with both Arts Education and Cultural Policy cohorts
Arts Education: Qualities of a Quality Arts Education Program
Cultural Policy: Arts & Culture History & Landscape of LA County

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
5:30pm – 9:30pm

OCTOBER

Arts Education: Education Policy & Decision Making: Regional, Statewide, and National Trends, Initiatives, and Civic Literacy
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
6:30pm -9:30pm

Cultural Policy: Civic Literacy: Government Structure, Funding Policies, and Educational Landscape
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30pm -9:30pm

NOVEMBER

Arts Education: Understanding Data and Mapping Resources in Your Community (LCAPs)
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cultural Policy: Place & Space: Public Art, Land Use, Digital Urbanism and Arts Districts
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm

OPTIONAL: Attend LA Convergence, Arts for LA’s annual cross-sector collaborative conference
Thursday, November 2, 2017

DECEMBER

ALL-DAY JOINT SESSION
* Combined Session with both Arts Education and Cultural Policy cohorts

Taking Leadership and Taking Action

Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:30am – 6:00pm

JANUARY 

JOINT EVENING SESSION
* Combined Session with both Arts Education and Cultural Policy cohorts

Building an Action Project

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:00pm – 9:30pm

FEBRUARY

Arts Education: Speed Rounds Action Plan Consulting
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cultural Policy: Speed Rounds Action Plan Consulting
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

MARCH

Arts Education: Working with School Board Members
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cultural Policy: Working with Elected Officials
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

APRIL

Arts Education: Action Project Presentations
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cultural Policy: Action Project Presentations
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

OPTIONAL: Attend Arts for LA’s ArtsMonth activities

MAY

2017-18 ACTIVATE CULMINATION CELEBRATION

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm