PAST WORKSHOPS

2020 Workshops

Applying for Local ArtHelps Grants

April 28, 2020 / 10:30 - 11:30am / Online Workshop 

Price: FREE

Nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofits with arts programs that are accessible to the public are eligible to apply to Monmouth Arts for the upcoming 2021 Local Arts Program grant cycle. Interested groups are invited to attend our Online Grant Application Workshop to learn more about the application process. Full guidelines, applications, and deadlines will be posted in late April on our ArtHelps webpage. This is a competitive grant process reviewed by a panel of independent art experts. Funds for these grants come through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Workshops are free, but registration is required.

Developing Budgets and Managing In-Kind Donations for Nonprofits

May 6, 2020  /  10:30am - 12:00pm / Online Workshop

Price: FREE

For many nonprofits, the budget portion of an application can be the most challenging section to complete. If you’re looking to better understand how to present your organization’s finances, this workshop is for you. You’ll also learn how to include and value the in-kind donations you might be overlooking. The workshop will be presented by Pat Richter, Director of PRQuickhelp Nonprofit Consulting and Coaching, and Don Crocker, a Senior Fellow and the former CEO  of the Support Center, a nonprofit capacity building organization that has partnered with nonprofits in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years. Registration is required.

Recovery Fundraising Strategies

May 14, 2020  /  10:30am - 12:00pm / Online Workshop

Price: FREE

Click here to watch the workshop.

Learn how to raise critical funds for your organization’s mission during times of recovery crisis by developing a fundraising plan and effectively delivering your fundraising message. Presented by Jennifer Anderson of Work Play Give - Philanthropic Solutions, this workshop is ideal for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and board members. Registration is required.

Exquisitely Connected Art Happy Hour 

May 21 / June 25 / October 29

Online Workshop

Price: FREE, but donations are welcome and will be used to support the project!

Calling all artists and arts supporters! Join Monmouth Arts and Molly Johnson, artist and creator of the Exquisitely Connected Project, on a guided experience to create a piece of artwork to submit to a national community-building art project. Tell us about what you are feeling now, the hopes you want to express for the future, or create a metaphor for today’s world experience. All you need are a few basic art supplies and your creativity! Registration is required.

Some background about Exquisitely Connected: It was inspired by the Surrealist parlor game, Exquisite Corpse, where participants contribute to a collective artwork without being able to see what others have created. For this project, artists and non-artists are creating 8” x 8” artworks at home that will be connected digitally. The goal is to connect creatives of all ages and abilities – virtually and literally – as each finished artwork becomes a part of a larger whole. Click here for more information about the project.

2019 Workshops
Applying for ArtHelps Local Arts Program Grants

  

April 15, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm / April 16, 2019, 10:00-11:00am 

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Price: FREE

Nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofits with arts programs that are accessible to the public are eligible to apply to Monmouth Arts for the upcoming 2020 Local Arts Program grant cycle. Interested groups are invited to attend our Grant Application Workshops to learn more about the application process and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Full guidelines, applications, and deadlines will be posted in early April at www.monmoutharts.org/art-helps-grants.  This is a competitive grant process reviewed by a panel of independent arts experts. Funds for these grants come through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Workshops are free, but registration is required. Please bring the grant guidelines and application with you (download from the website).

Top Five Common Mistakes in Proposal Writing

May 9, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Proposal reviewers are continually frustrated by the quality of applications they review, and often the same mistakes are made over and over, especially if the author is not experienced. This two-hour workshop will review five of the most common mistakes, based on the presenter’s many years working with foundations and reviewing poorly constructed applications. Can you guess what those five are? Come to the workshop and see if you are right! Presented by nonprofit consultant Pat Richter of PR Quick Help.

Accessibility Planning: The Key to Successful Inclusion

May 16, 2019 | 6-7:30pm 

Red Bank Visitors Center, 140 Broad Street, Red Bank

Price: FREE

​Cultural organizations want to be welcoming to individuals of all abilities. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to understand the need for and how to develop a plan for accessibility. Participants will learn how to plan for programming access, marketing to people with disabilities, and creating a more welcoming environment. The session will discuss the importance of a self-assessment as the first step and provide a framework and outline for developing a comprehensive plan. This workshop is highly recommended for Monmouth Arts Regrantees and those planning to apply for Monmouth Arts future grants. FREE, but registration is required.

Succession Planning for Nonprofits

June 20, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Leadership development and succession planning for senior leader positions is a common vulnerable area in nonprofits of all sizes. Some of the challenges include less frequent "home grown" leadership development than the for-profit sector and massive retirement of baby boomers. It is an organization's responsibility to plan for succession, both due to an emergency and in response to an anticipated departure. This planning includes the executive director position but also may include other top leadership positions. This workshop will show you how succession planning can be part of a Board’s agenda; attendees will walk away with templates for both an emergency plan and a "regular" plan. Presented by nonprofit consultant Pat Richter of PR Quick Help.

2018 Workshops

Instagram for the Arts with Illustrator Mike Ciccotello

April 5, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Learn some best practices of Instagram from the artist’s point of view. Local Children’s Literature Illustrator, Mike Ciccotello will review some popular feeds, best practices for hashtags, how often should you post, the Tailwind scheduling tool, and growing your following. This is a follow-up from Mike’s last Instagram workshop with Monmouth Arts. This workshop is for Instagram beginners to average users.

Digital Marketing for the Arts

April 17, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 

Learn how to strategize and analyze your marketing efforts as an artist or arts organization! Artist and Monmouth Arts’ Marketing and Communications Manager, Carrie Ruddick, will run through some of the steps and tools she uses to identify and achieve a marketing goal through the Internet.

If you work in the arts in any capacity, and you're a little lost in the realm of marketing, this workshop is for you. Maybe you're wearing multiple hats in your organization, or you're an artist who wants to use the web better for your practice. We'll identify some goals together and send you off with a toolkit and a social media boost :) Bring your questions! There will be snacks.

Applying for ArtHelps Local Arts Program Grants

April 23, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm / April 24, 2018, 10:00-11:00am 

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Price: FREE

Nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofits with arts programs that are accessible to the public are eligible to apply to Monmouth Arts for the upcoming 2019 Local Arts Program grant cycle. Interested groups are invited to attend our Grant Application Workshops to learn more about the application process and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Full guidelines, applications, and deadlines will be posted in early April at www.monmoutharts.org/art-helps-grants.  This is a competitive grant process reviewed by a panel of independent arts experts. Funds for these grants come through the Local Arts Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Workshops are free. Please bring the grant guidelines and application with you (download from the website).

Emergency Preparedness for Arts Organizations

April 30, 2018 | 9:30-4:30pm

Price: FREE

Two River Theater, Red Bank

An important workshop for any arts organization, especially in these challenging times. Help position your organization for success in the face of an emergency of any kind. Work with nationally acclaimed instructors to gain practical skills in Risk Assessment and developing a Disaster Plan and hear from your colleagues who have learned the hard way how to prepare for the worst. The training is FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis; lunch will be provided. The content will be focused specifically for performing arts organizations but will be useful to those who have public events at their own venues. Registration is required.

Strategic Planning

May 8, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Are you a successful Monmouth Arts grantee planning to apply for a General Operating Support grant or General Programming Support grant and need to develop a strategic plan? Or would you like to learn about creating a plan for your arts or cultural organization? Perhaps you just need a refresher and some motivation? Then don’t miss Pat Richter’s Strategic Planning Workshop!

In this workshop, participants will

  • Increase familiarity with the language of strategic planning

  • Increase knowledge about the benefits of having a strategic plan

  • Learn the components of a good strategic plan

  • Explore some approaches to getting it done

The Art of Mastering Stress on the Job 

May 9, 2018 | 5:30-6:30pm

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Wendy Koreyva, Chopra Center Certified Instructor and owner of The Crystal Lotus Meditation & Wellness Center, will share creative “work-friendly” techniques and strategies that are easy to use and very effective in reducing stress.  She will also encourage you to shift your perspective and learn how reduced levels of stress can work for you, making you a true Master of Stress!

Building a Better Nonprofit Board

June 26, 2018 | 6:00-8:00pm 

Price: $10 Members | $20 Non-Members

Monmouth Arts, 105 Monmouth Street, Red Bank 

A strong Board can make all the difference between a successful and a constantly struggling nonprofit.  There are additional challenges in small, all-volunteer organizations where Board members wear two hats -- governance and program implementation.  This workshop will provide clarity on the 10 key roles and responsibilities of nonprofit Boards and some suggestions for building a Board with the skill sets needed.