Professional Development Webinars

Updated April 17, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Professional Development: Relief Resources, Self-Care, and More!

MSAC will be holding the space for a variety of professional development offerings in the coming weeks, based on your feedback. April offerings include Emergency Relief Resources and a Self-Care 4-week series. Additional offerings will continue to be announced. 

Emergency Relief Resources
Wednesday, April 22nd, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Presenters will provide information regarding financial, as well as non-monetary, emergency relief resources. Guests include: Community Wealth Builders (including Kiva, Wefunder, and Honeycomb), MD Philanthropy Network; MD Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; CERF+; Musicians Foundation; Arts Administrators of Color; New York Foundation for the Arts, and more.
Social Isolation Self-Care: A Community Gathering
Friday afternoons beginning April 17th through May 8th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
This gathering is workshop style. The community is invited to discover new strategies for self-care during social isolation. As a group we will discuss, brainstorm, and develop modes for self-compassion and personal wellbeing. This gathering will allow us to feel connected with others during this time when we are all experiencing so much alone. We look forward to connecting with all of you, sharing new self-care rituals, and supporting you as you build your own personal self-care toolkit. Hosted by Nicoletta de la Brown.

Session 1, April 17th

Session 2, April 24th 

Session 3, May 1st
Session 4, May 8th
Our collaborators are also offering Professional Development! 
MD State Department of Education Fine Arts Office
EMBRACE is a FREE professional development series for Maryland’s creative education force: Arts Educators, Arts Integration Teachers, and Teaching Artists. Expert facilitators will examine the intersections of art and wellness by exploring creative practices to keep us open, curious and reflective during COVID-19. 
To view the schedule and offers, visit
Strategic Programmatic Decisions - Hosted by Elaine Luttrull of Minerva Financial Arts
Tuesday, May 5th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
In these unprecedented times, the pressure to react quickly is very real. Emergency funding is in short supply, performances have been canceled or postponed, and individuals are juggling more tasks than ever.

But this additional pressure makes it more – not less – important that organizations are making strategic decisions that are aligned with their missions and the real value they add to their communities.

This one-hour webinar will provide a framework for reassessing strategic programmatic decisions in the arts. As part of this webinar, we’ll:

  • Refine the value proposition of the organization and its core strengths.
  • Identify three key areas of impact.
  • Develop strategies to maximize impact that will serve the organization in the long-term.