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News + Updates: Creative Alliances

Creative Alliances Fellowship Recipients

Thirteen teams will be attending Creative Alliances in Miami, February 25-26 with an Organization Fellowship. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to the full-tuition fellowship, participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Fellowship recipients include: (more…)

 

Last week to apply for Creative Alliances

This Friday – December 17 – is the deadline to apply to attend Creative Alliances with a full-tuition fellowship. Bring your team to this timely seminar to focus on two critical questions: under what circumstances are alliances appropriate for your mission, needs and environment? And, if undertaken, what form should these initiatives take and what factors will aid their success?

This two-day seminar will engage your team in case study analysis and class discussions that will help your team rethink your approach to collaboration. You will gain tools and frameworks for identifying and analyzing potential partnerships which you will apply in interactive exercises with your team. By the end of the session, your team will have the tools to more effectively identify and pursue mutually beneficial collaboration. See a detailed description of the seminar sessions »

Creative Alliances is being presented February 25-26 in Miami. All participating teams will receive an Organization Fellowship covering the full tuition for a team of up to six. Travel support will also be available to teams attending from outside the Miami metropolitan area to help with the costs of travel and lodging. A simple application process is being used to ensure there is a diverse mix of organizations in the classroom with clear goals for their participation.

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Creative Alliances Deadline December 17

This time of year focus is often in short supply. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend the NAS Creative Alliances seminar in Miami with an Organization Fellowship. Be sure to get your team together and submit your application before the December 17 deadline. Apply now »

In a time when everyone is talking about collaboration, you need to be sure that you’re partnering with the right organizations for the right reasons – not just jumping on the bandwagon. The NAS Creative Alliances seminar will challenge your team to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain – no matter what their form and scope.

You and your team will spend two days working with two outstanding professors, Walter Powell of Stanford University and Jeanette Colyvas of Northwestern University. They will guide your team through class discussions and team exercises that will help you identify ways to better leverage your networking abilities and set the stage for more productive collaborations with other organizations. By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better idea of when and how to develop alliances that are mutually beneficial and advance your organization’s vision within your own community.

All participating teams will attend with an Organization Fellowship covering the cost of tuition for a team of up to six. Participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also be eligible to receive travel support to help with the costs of travel and lodging. Fellowships will be awarded based on a simple application process.

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Get the right people to the table to build more effective collaborations

Collaborations and partnerships can have a broad impact on an organization, often requiring critical resources from any number of departments including programs, marketing, finance and senior management. But how often are all of those departments at the table to assess your organization’s opportunities and craft an approach that respects the existing demands on the parties involved? NAS’ Creative Alliances seminar is a two-day working session designed to help cross-departmental leadership teams explore critical questions like: (more…)

 

Creative Alliances first seminar presented with Organization Fellowship in 2011

NAS will kick off 2011 with its Creative Alliances seminar in Miami, February 25-26. This two-day working session is your opportunity to bring your team together to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain. You and your team will gain practical tools that enable you to determine when and how to develop, maintain, and maximize productive collaborations. (more…)

 

Organization Fellowships will continue through 2011

National Arts Strategies will continue to offer Organization Fellowships for all Business of Arts and Culture seminars through the end of 2011 thanks to the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. These three foundations have made an extraordinary commitment to help the field in a time of transition, and we would like to thank them for their support – for NAS and the cultural field – throughout this period of change. This is the last year we plan to offer these fellowships. (more…)

 

Fellowship recipients for Creative Alliances announced

Sixteen teams will be attending Creative Alliances in Detroit July 22-23 with a 2010 Organization Fellowship. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to the $1250 fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Detroit metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Fellowship recipients include:

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Last week to apply for Creative Alliances

This Friday – May 21 – is the application deadline for Creative Alliances. Bring your team to this timely seminar to focus on two critical questions: under what circumstances are alliances appropriate for your mission, needs and environment? And, if undertaken, what form should these initiatives take and what factors will aid their success?

This two-day seminar will engage your team in case study analysis and class discussions that will help your team rethink your approach to collaboration. You will gain frameworks for identifying and analyzing potential alliances which you will apply in interactive exercises with your team. By the end of the session, your team will have the tools to more effectively identify and pursue mutually beneficial partnerships. See a detailed description of the seminar sessions »

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Understanding your organization’s network map

In order to build effective alliances, you need to have the right network. You (and your organization) need to be connected to the right mix of people and organizations including those critical individuals who can make things happen and extend your reach throughout your community. But how do you know if you’ve got the “right mix” in your network?

Visual representations of your network – network maps – can help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your network so you can identify opportunities and relationships that you can leverage and build on. Network maps, like the one below, are especially valuable when assessing organization networks which typically consist of layers of individual networks. (more…)

 

Creative Alliances deadline just one month away

May 21 is the application deadline for the July 22-23 presentation of Creative Alliances in Detroit. This two-day working session is your opportunity to bring your team together to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain. You and your team will gain practical tools that enable you to determine when and how to develop and maximize productive collaborations. By the end of this two-day working session your team will be able to:

  • Differentiate between different types of alliances
  • Identify possible partnerships within your organization’s existing network map
  • Analyze the benefits, costs and risks of strategic opportunities
  • Articulate why you would or would not choose to pursue various collaborations

All participating teams will attend Creative Alliances with a 2010 Organization Fellowship covering the full $1250 tuition. Additional travel support will be available to teams from outside the Detroit metropolitan area. Apply now »

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