Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2019 – 2020.

Accommodations Requests
If you require accommodations to attend any workshop and training event hosted by ASC, please call 704-335-3050 or email at least one week prior to the event.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training

SELF to SYSTEMS Race Equity Workshop

Dates: Friday, January 10, Friday, January 31 and Friday, February 14, 2020, 9 a.m. – noon.
Location: Charlotte Ballet (701 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202).
Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Cost: $45.
Audience: Cultural nonprofits and creative individuals.

ASC is accepting registrations for the second cohort of SELF to SYSTEMS. This workshop series is intended to support people seeking to get involved, or deepen their efforts, in the important work of cultural equity. In addition to people working within cultural organizations, this is open to individual artists, historians and scientists working in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

The purpose of this series is to build capacity for learning about racial equity within the context of arts and culture. Bringing awareness to structural racism, our patterns, ways of being, and language, we will seek to bring awareness to and inquire how our biases affect how we listen and how we communicate with others. When we are self-aware and have tools to communicate through difficult conversations, we can teach and lead more effectively. The awareness of one’s pattern and way of being along with a brave space for learning promotes positive paradigm and behavioral shifts. This series will only serve to scratch the surface of awareness and to provide participants with a framework to dialogue with increased confidence about race, racism and white supremacy.

Registrants must commit to attending all three sessions.

Learn more and register.

Non-Profit Accounting 101

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Location: Foundation For The Carolinas, Sklut Classroom (220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Nonprofit cultural organization board members and staff who do not have a financial background.
Cost: Free.

This workshop will provide an overview of accounting standards and practices, aimed at empowering board members and staff without financial backgrounds to manage their cultural organization’s finances with confidence, including:

  • Role of a Board Member in Financial Oversight
  • Internal Controls for Small Organizations
  • Common User of Financial Statements
  • Financial Statements Review Checklist
  • CPA Assurance Reports
  • Budgeting
  • Routine Tax Reporting Requirements
  • Understanding the Form 990 and other filing requirements
  • Key Financial & Governance Policies

ASC is proud to provide this workshop free of charge thanks to the generosity of GreerWalker.

Learn more and regiser.

Resist Racism

Pre-Workshop Session: Friday, February 21, 2020, 3 – 5 p.m.
Workshop Dates: Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, 2020, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Post-Workshop Session: Friday, March 20, 2020, 3 – 5 p.m.
Audience: Cultural nonprofits.
Cost: $50.

During this interactive workshop, participants will examine:

  • Implicit bias and its impact on daily decision-making and behavior
  • The differentiation of individual actions versus systemic outcomes regarding race
  • The intersection of race, wealth, and poverty
  • The history of race in the US and its implications today
  • A common language and analytical framework for on-going discussion and collective efforts towards change

Perfect for teams who:

  • Desire to make a shift in their organizational culture
  • Need tools and resources for understanding race and equity
  • Want to learn more about the role our sector can play in resisting racism

This workshop is hosted by ASC and conducted by The Possibility Project, a non-profit creative leadership organization that uses the performing arts and community action to empower teenagers to create safe, peaceful, productive lives and communities.

Attendance at all workshop dates required. 

Learn more and register.

Other Opportunities

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Business/Nonprofit Development, Date: November 21, 2019.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Invites Applications for USArtists International Grant Program, Deadline: November 22, 2019.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Introduction to Finding Grants, Date: December 10, 2019.

Classics for Kids Foundation Invites Applications From K-12 Music Programs, Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants, Deadline: Open.


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