MICA Conference Workshops

Workshops

The Maine International Conference on the Arts boasts an incredible array of workshops and discussion sessions designed for everyone in the cultural community. The professional development workshops will be led by experts who will structure their time to include advice and training that is readily implementable by all. The discussion sessions will allow attendees to learn, share creative ideas, network and build long-lasting collaborations.  

Breakout sessions are offered in five tracks that mirror the Commission’s priorities as outlined in its new Cultural Plan, “Fortifying Maine’s Creativity and Culture.” The plan culminates in Maine’s bicentennial in 2020.

Download PDF of workshop schedule. 

Leveraging Investment
Breakout 1: The Development Plan - What It Is and Why You Need One
Breakout 2: Corporate Sponsorships: How to Get and Keep Them - A Canadian Model  
Breakout 3: Five Steps to Healthier Working Capital   
Breakout 4: Understanding Intellectual Property and Copyright
 
Building Capacity
Breakout 1: Artists as Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know to Run Your Arts Business
Breakout 2: Why Strategic Planning is More Important Today than Ever (and How!)
Breakout 3: The Role of the Arts in Communities in Crisis
Breakout 4: Maker Spaces: New Business Models
 
Visibility of the Arts & Cultural Sector
Breakout 1: Opportunity Everywhere - Part I
Breakout 2: Opportunity Everywhere - Part II
Breakout 3: Data + Stories Workshop
Breakout 4: Using Technology To Document & Promote Your Work
 
Arts Education & Lifelong Learning
Breakout 1: Passing Traditions to the Next Generation: Traditional Artists and their Apprentices
Breakout 2: How Do Teaching, Learning and Assessment Work Together In A Positive, Productive Standards-Based Visual and Performing Arts Classroom?
Breakout 3: When Teaching Artists and Teachers Connect, Students Win!
Breakout 4: Empowering Your Voice for Arts Education
 
Promoting Cultural Tourism
Breakout 1: So Your Town Is Not a Cultural Destination
Breakout 2: Developing Maine's Cultural Brand
Breakout 3: Activating Your Site for the New Cultural Tourist
Breakout 4: Outside the Box: Creating Experiences Everywhere

Calendar

Sat, Nov 17 - Sun, Nov 18   Westbrook, ME
11th Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair at the Westbrook Armory View »
Sat, Nov 17   Freeport, ME
Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts Annual Holiday Show in Freeport View »
Sun, Nov 18   Harpswell, ME
The Halfmoon Ensemble: TIME & TIDE View »
 

Maine Arts Commission News

NEA Announces 2018 National Heritage Fellows View »
On the Verge - Fall 2018 Juried Art Exhibition View »
Maine Arts Commission hosts Folk Summit View »
 

Press Release

Call for Artists in Residence, Summer 2019 View »
Maine Craft Apprentice Program: Call for Applicants View »
TAM Delivers a Blizzard of Laughs with 'The Santaland Diaries' View »