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Amplifier Workshops

Amplifier Workshops

Workshops to Build Capacity & Effectiveness

Launched in 2015, the Amplifier Workshops are a series of professional development workshops aimed at providing local arts and cultural organizations access to expertise on specific topics that may otherwise be difficult to access on an individual basis. These workshops give organizations the opportunity to directly engage with local and national experts on topics such as marketing, audience development, and fundraising. The 2018 Amplifier Workshop series will focus on building upon the topics of collaboration and racial equity.

Amplifier Workshops are free to current TACA Grant Recipients and current TRG Arts Community Network: North Texas members.


2018 Amplifier Workshops Series

Advancing Racial Equity In the Arts – A Learning Cohort

Participation in this cohort is limited to current TACA Grant Recipients only. Participants should have influence and oversight to affect some level of change within the participating organization’s culture. Cohort members must commit to participating in the following two workshops in addition to completing pre- and post-workshop evaluations.

Chantel Hobbs
Chantel Hobbs

Facilitator: Chantel Hobbs, CLH Social Solutions
One Arts Plaza Conference Center
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Session #1: Creating Your Next Steps & Roadmap to Racial Equity

June 12, 2018 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This session aims to build an organization’s capacity to develop their analysis and organizational theory of change for advancing racial equity. Participants will gain clarity on their sphere of influence and will be provided with tools to support them in their strategic planning efforts.

Session #2: Why are we talking about race? Engaging Your Board in Your Racial Equity Efforts

September 25, 2018 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This session is designed to support leaders in building the skills necessary to engage board members in an organization’s racial equity efforts. Participants will have time to practice communication techniques among peers to receive buy-in from individuals who are often resistant to addressing race and racism.

2018 Advancing Racial Equity in the Arts Learning Cohort

AT&T Performing Arts Center
Big Thought
Cara Mia Theatre Co.
Chamber Music International
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
City of Dallas, Cultural Affairs Commission
Communities Foundation of Texas
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Junior Players
Kitchen Dog Theater
Orpheus Chamber Singers
Plano Civic Chorus
Sammons Center for the Arts
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance
Teatro Dallas
Theatre Three
TITAS Presents
Turtle Creek Chorale
WaterTower Theatre

2018 Amplifier Workshops Sponsors


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2018 Amplifier Workshop Series - Past Workshops

2017 Amplifier Workshop Series - Past Workshops