Help Yourself

Help Yourself is an update on League activities and programs. It includes information on upcoming seminars, events, and meetings, as well as League announcements, Conference updates, award programs, and application deadlines.

Composer Residencies from New Music USA and the League

Thursday, 05 September 2013

New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras are eager to find new ways for composers and orchestras to work together. With that in mind, we are extending League members an exciting new…

 

Join the discussion on League360

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Stay connected to your peers through discussion groups on League360. Available to members only, League360 serves as a platform to pose questions and seek advice...

 

Resources and Tools from the League

Friday, 23 August 2013

The League gathers materials such as orchestra long range and strategic plans, job descriptions, economic impact studies; information on immigration, fundraising, and more, to help you connect ...

 

Protected Species Travel Tips

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Planning any overseas touring? Check out our travel tips if your musicians have instruments made from protected species. A new streamlined process for issuing musical instrument certificates for international travel has been accepted by 178 nations... 

 

The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Stop what you’re doing and visit the newly launched Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center! Here you will find hundreds of free resources that will aid you and your orchestra in this important area.

 

Building Public Support: A ToolKit for Orchestras

Monday, 19 August 2013

The stakes have never been higher for America’s nonprofit orchestras to effectively convey how they are serving their communities. Today’s philanthropic and public decision-makers want to see ...

 

New Team Seminars from National Arts Strategies

Thursday, 15 August 2013

National Arts Strategies has put the finishing touches on two new team seminars, Digital Strategies and Extending Your Reach. More information below and at artstrategies.org/seminar....

 

Destination: Seattle

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

We’re heading to Seattle for the League of American Orchestras 2014 Conference (June 3–5, 2014, Pre-Conference June 2–3), so why not start planning now? Sign up for Destination: Seattle ...

 

Learning Online: Youth, Education and Community

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The League provides information that supports orchestra education and community engagement programs and advocates in support of the availability of comprehensive, in-school…

 

Technology News of Note, August 2013

Friday, 09 August 2013

With the accelerating pace of technological change, Technology News of Note is a monthly summary of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments that may affect ...

 

Essentials of Orchestra Management. It’s like orchestra boot camp.

Thursday, 08 August 2013

Managing an orchestra today takes strength, dedication, perseverance, and a passion for music. Essentials of Orchestra Management is a ten-day journey that will prepare you or a promising member of your staff for the challenges orchestras are facing today and tomorrow...

 

Volunteer Notes, Summer 2013

Wednesday, 07 August 2013

The Summer issue of Volunteer Notes is now available online. Find out what happened at Conference, who won awards, and what it’s like to be a first-timer...

 

The 2014 Take a Stand Symposium in Los Angeles

Tuesday, 06 August 2013

The 2014 Take a Stand Symposium will explore the question, “How can we empower students to take control of their futures?” Together we will investigate how we can best draw forth and nurture student leadership and…

 

2013-14 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development

Monday, 05 August 2013

The League is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 MetLife Governance Grants for Board Development. The deadline to complete this online application is October 15, 2013...

 

The Getty Education and Community Investment Grants, Deadline: August 15

Thursday, 01 August 2013

The League, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, is pleased to announce Round 2 of the Getty Education and Community Investment Grants....

 

Mergers and Creative Alliances

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Orchestras and other non-profits are looking at what organizational mergers and creative alliances bring to the table. Some are looking for perceived opportunities for back-office savings, others at expanding the creative landscape. ...

 

Conference 2013: Highlights

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

This year, close to 1,000 orchestra professionals, volunteers, and business partners gathered in St. Louis for the League’s 2013 National Conference. You can now watch many of this year’s sessions online for free at...

 

Silk Road Grant Seeking RFPs for South Central Asia

Monday, 29 July 2013

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has just announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) with a deadline of August 16. A conference call will be held on August 1 to…

 

News, trends, and more in the Summer issue of Symphony, online now

Friday, 26 July 2013

The latest issue of Symphony, the League’s award-winning magazine, is available now, in print and online. Topics tackled include how orchestras are performing in unexpected places, the growing ...

 

Diversity in Action


Thursday, 25 July 2013

In order to function at the highest level, nonprofit boards need to ensure that their members represent diverse points of view. And it is not enough to “diversify” a board; boards must be inclusive in their policies and practices, thereby creating a culture that encourages and nurtures diverse expression.

 

Opportunity for New York Performers Transitioning to Arts Management

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Performers in Transition Arts Management Training Program is a program specifically for professional New York performing artists interested in transitioning into arts management. The program will run from September 2013 to May 2014 and combines arts management training with applied experience in producing a performance with a Brooklyn-based organization.... 

 

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, this webinar is designed for executive directors and other senior staff and will examine how partnerships, alliances, and mergers can be positive, strategic decisions for organizations with compatible missions and services....

 

National Arts Marketing Project Conference Discount for League Members

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Early-bird registration for the 2013 National Arts Marketing Project Conference ends Friday, September 13. The 2013 NAMP Conference brings together arts marketers from across the country...

 

Destination: Seattle

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

We’re heading to Seattle for the 2014 Conference (June 3–5, 2014, Pre-Conference June 2–3), so why not start planning now? Sign up for Destination: Seattle and you can make low monthly ...

 

New Team Seminar from National Arts Strategies

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Do you have a vision for a digitally-enabled organization? Or are you chasing a collection of tactics? National Arts Strategies is excited to announce a new team seminar, Digital Strategies...

 

The Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Applications for Round 2 of the League's Getty Grants are now open!…

 

Building Public Support: A ToolKit for Orchestras

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The stakes have never been higher for America’s nonprofit orchestras to effectively convey how they are serving their communities. Today’s philanthropic and public decision-makers want to see and understand how orchestras are  ...

 

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for Arts Organizations

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

This webinar (developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund) is designed for executive directors and other senior staff and will examine how partnerships...

 

The Chief Executive Program from National Arts Strategies

Monday, 24 June 2013

Across the cultural field and around the globe, there are leaders like you thinking creatively about the problems you face—finding new ways to engage with your community, experimenting with your model and leading your…

 

NEA to Present Webinar on Consular Visa Process

Friday, 14 June 2013

On June 19, 2013 from 3-4pm ET, the National Endowment for the Arts will offer the first of two webinars on the visa process for U.S. nonprofit organizations that engage international artists.

 

Ready for Conference? Here’s what you need to know

Thursday, 13 June 2013

We are looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis next week at the 2013 League National Conference! Here is some important information to help you get the most out of your time at Conference....

 

Volunteer Webinar: Recruiting Your Next Generation of Volunteers Part II

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

One of the most consistent challenges facing volunteer organizations is attracting and retaining volunteers who are willing to work to support their orchestras. Now help is here!...

 

Volunteer Webinar: Recruiting Your Next Generation of Volunteers Part I

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

One of the most consistent challenges facing volunteer organizations is attracting and retaining volunteers who are willing to work to support their orchestra. Part I of the webinar addresses where to look for new members...

 

Imagining 2023 in Six Words

Friday, 07 June 2013

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s six word story, we invite you to Imagine Orchestras 2023 in six words as we build to our closing session at Conference. You can participate online by sharing your six word stories ...

 

In Case You Missed It

Wednesday, 05 June 2013

Our most popular SymphonyNOW posts in May were about Sounds From Upstate, The Future, and…

 

30% Discount at Kultur.com for League Members!

Monday, 03 June 2013

Kultur offers the finest in Classical Music, Opera & Ballet DVDs and Blu-ray. Kultur is now offering League members a 30% discount on all products available via their website through the month of June.... 

 

Imagining 2023 in Six Words

Friday, 31 May 2013

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s six word story, we invite you to Imagine Orchestras 2023 in six words as we build to our closing session at Conference. You can participate online by sharing ...

 

Concerts and Festivities at Conference

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Explore the lively culture of St. Louis and get to know your fellow delegates at these fun social events, including a concert from our host the St. Louis Symphony. Choose from a variety of events ...

 

Protected Species Travel Tips

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A new streamlined process for issuing musical instrument certificates for international travel has been proposed and accepted by 178 nations at a March 13 meeting of the Convention on International Trade ...

 

Perspective Sessions at Conference

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

These exciting, big picture seminars offer insight into emerging trends in the orchestral field and may change how you see your role in this rapidly changing arena. Choose from a variety of sessions ...

 

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Americans for the Arts Convention Emerging Leaders Preconference

Friday, 24 May 2013

Carnegie Mellon University will wrap up the yearlong 25th anniversary celebration of its Master of Arts Management (MAM) program by hosting the Americans for the Arts Convention Emerging Leaders Preconference ...

 

Carnets “Play the World” Scholarship Deadline: June 1

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A limited number of League of American Orchestra members will be awarded 2013 annual conference scholarships by Corporation for International Business as of June 1st. The Carnets “Play the World” scholarships ...

 

Imagining 2023 in Six Words

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s six word story, we invite you to Imagine Orchestras 2023 in six words as we build to our closing session at Conference. You can participate online by sharing your six word stories ...

 

Toolbox Sessions at Conference

Monday, 20 May 2013

Toolboxes are skill-based sessions at Conference designed so you can go home with the tools you need to expand your audience and enhance your orchestra. Choose from a variety of sessions ...

 

Grant Opportunity: The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Thursday, 16 May 2013

The Performing Ensembles Program’s objective is to support performing organizations whose artistic excellence encourages and improves public knowledge and appreciation of serious contemporary American music. ...

 

The Nonprofit Board's Role in Mission, Planning and Evaluation

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

All too often, nonprofit boards look at mission, planning, and evaluation in isolation. This BoardSource eBook, however, offers an integrated approach.

 

The Board Building Cycle

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Good boards do not just happen: they take care, thought, and planning. This eBook features nine steps for your board to follow through the board development process, including: Identifying, cultivating ...

 

The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center

Monday, 13 May 2013

Stop what you’re doing and visit the newly launched Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center! Here you will find hundreds of free resources that will aid you and your orchestra in this important area. At the heart ...

 

New on SymphonyNOW: Imagining orchestras in 2023

Friday, 10 May 2013

What can innovation and experimentation today mean for orchestras ten years from now? The session “Imagining 2023,” to be held on June 18 at the League of American Orchestras Conference in St. Louis ...

 

Constituency Meeting Agendas at Conference

Thursday, 09 May 2013

Conference is about 6 weeks away, and we know some of the most important gatherings are the ones with your colleagues. Every day during Conference you’ll gather together for stimulating meetings ...

 

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