EVENTS & TRAINING
New Jersey Theatre Alliance offers opportunities for staff of member theatres as well as the larger cultural community to learn and network together. The Alliance strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.
To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Beth Prevor, Access Coordinator.
Creating Change Virtual Roundtables
Open to the full arts and culture community of New Jersey
Equity & Access 101: An Introductory Gathering
Thursday, September 29, 10:00am-11:30am
This session is a great introduction or refresher for key concepts, terms, and concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Facilitated by Deonté Griffin-Quick, Erica Nagel, and Kayla Kim Votapek, this gathering is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their journey with this work, or who feel the need to review the basics in a brave, judgment-free virtual space.
Hiring and Onboarding with an Equity Framework
Wednesday, December 14, 10:30am-12:00pm
Building on last year’s successful introduction to HR workshop, this session will dig deeper into equitable hiring, onboarding, and employee retention strategies. The gathering will feature HR expert, Diane Parker, as well as case studies from colleagues in the New Jersey Arts community.
Maintaining Hope in the Work of Social Justice
March 14, 10:00-11:30am
This session will focus on strategies for tapping into hope and optimism while working for change in a troubled world. Facilitated by Tia James, from Playmakers Rep, and Megan Sandberg-Zakian, author of There Must Be Happy Endings: Toward A Theatre of Honesty and Optimism, this interactive virtual gathering will offer inspiration, camaraderie, and connection.
Decolonization and the Arts
What is decolonization? How can the arts become a decolonized field? Nationally-known leaders in this work, Groundwater Arts, will facilitate this roundtable to get these conversations started in the New Jersey arts community.
Cultural Access Network Virtual "Access Thursdays"
Open to the full arts and culture community of New Jersey. The Cultural Access Network Project is a program of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Marketing and Overview of Cultural Access Calendar
December 1, 2022 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Customer Service: Creating a Welcoming Environment
Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Creating a Sensory Experience for Those Who are Blind/Low Vision
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Accessibility in Outdoor Environments
Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Prioritizing Accessibility in a Small Arts Organization
Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Education Staff Roundtables
Open to staff of Alliance member theatres only
Artistic Staff Roundtables
Open to staff of Alliance member theatres only.
General Management Staff Roundtables
Open to staff of Alliance member theatres only
These gatherings are open to Alliance Member Theatre Staff who identify with ANY of the following: 35 years old or younger, have been in the theatre/performing arts field for five years or less, recently transitioned into the arts from another sector, and/or are new to the New Jersey theatre community.
Emerging Leaders Roundtable
Thursday, February 9th, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
This gathering will include a special guest facilitator, Dr. Janet Oussaty leading a workshop on the below topic:
Janet is a retired university professor where she developed Beginner and Intermediate T’ai Chi Chih courses for academic credit as well as undergraduate and graduate Holistic Health Courses. In addition, Janet started the Holistic Center through the Office of Continuing Education. She is now founding owner and director of the Holistic Center for the Integration of Body, Mind and Spirit LLC, teaching courses and workshops in T’ai Chi Chih, Medical Qigong and White Light Reiki. She also offers private healing sessions.
Development Staff Roundtable
Open to staff and volunteers of Alliance member theatres only
Development Roundtable #1
Tuesday, October 25th, 11:00am-12:30pm
The first roundtable will be an opportunity for colleagues to share their fundraising challenges and opportunities in this “new normal”, and discuss topics and guest speakers for future roundtables. Please be sure to invite all staff and volunteers that are involved in your fundraising efforts.
Using Social Media as Part of Your Fundraising Strategies
Tuesday, December 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm
There is no better way to get an organization’s message out in front of donors than meeting them where they are.
Americans spend more than two hours a day on social media each and every day and the number of users on social platforms continues to climb, making it impossible to ignore social media for fundraising.
Join us and our colleagues from 360 Philanthropy Group as we explore how to engage and and build our donor base through social media and the importance of including social media in your fundraising plans.
This session is perfect for all those involved in fundraising at your organization, as well as those on your marketing team. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues.
Development Roundtable #3
Tuesday, March 7th, 11:00am-12:30pm
This session will explore ways to establish a volunteer program and ways to utlize your volunteers as part of your fundrasing team.
Recordings of past meetings and trainings. Coming soon!