The Arts and Culture Track will focus on the skills needed by and the challenges facing Arts and Culture staff leaders and support staff. This year, we are working to provide an opportunity for new and seasoned professionals to learn from experts in the field, share best practices, so they return to their JCCs invigorated with new strategies to maximize community outreach and impact. The Arts and Culture track will include interactive workshops, discussions, and invited speakers, along with a healthy dose of networking to help build the connective tissue of the Arts and Culture department at your JCC.
Arts & Culture Job Track Leader: Randy Ellen Lutterman, Vice President for Arts and Culture | Director, JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest
Provides support and leadership, communicating with JCCs across the continent, about arts and culture programming, advising on content, growth of programs, and funding opportunities. This includes working directly with JCCs to maximize and share resources, trends and programming ideas, as well as creating signature programming and support materials for JCCs designed to further strategic and program development.
Arts & Culture Job Track Sessions
Imagine how many people you can reach, and how many different ways you can reach them
Sunday, 1:45 – 3:45 pm
Filmmaker and culture-macher, Tiffany Shlain (our opening plenary speaker), will work with us on Jewish cultural engagement through film, and the impact and power and versatility of creative social media as a way to engage our communities. A dynamic launch to the arts and culture track which frames the importance and impact of the work we all do.
Arts and Culture Round Table Share: What’s working and what needs re-working?
Monday, 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Randy Ellen Lutterman, Vice President for Arts and Culture | Director, JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest
We will share individual successes and frustrations, discussing the challenges and opportunities for cultural engagement in our JCC communities, and identify strategies for increasing impact and success.
The Art of the Listen: Connect to Succeed
Monday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Jan Sparrow, A & S Global Management Consulting
Building positive relationships with staff, lay leaders, partners, and our extended communities is crucial for our professional success. “Connect to Succeed” is a proven four-step process that individuals can use to build strong positive relationships to better understand, and then influence others. This process can be used with staff, lay leaders and even our own families. Jan Sparrow will work with us on the art of connection and skillful listening; giving us the tools we need to return to our communities and revitalize our most critical professional relationships.
Creative Programming: What does a “win” look like for you, and how do we make more of them happen?
Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm
David Winitsky, Artistic Director of The Jewish Plays Project
David will lead a session on creative programming, local partnerships and engagement strategies, and how professional JCC staff can collaborate and mine their local communities to help to build successful arts and culture programs.
Wrap up and next steps: Your JCC, Israel and Beyond
Wednesday, 10:15 – 12:00 pm
Randy Ellen Lutterman, vice president, JCC Association, with Sara Sless, Assistant Director, JCC Israel Center
Discuss remaining topics gathered throughout the conference. Create an action plan for when you return to your JCC to add value to your conference experience. We will be joined by Sara Sless, from the JCC Israel Center.