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Resiliency Workshops

Resiliency Workshops

Resiliency Workshops are a key component to the TACA Resiliency Initiative – a focused effort to support and strengthen Dallas arts and cultural organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resiliency Workshops are a series of free professional development workshops aimed at providing local arts and cultural administrators access to expertise on specific topics relevant to our current local landscape. These workshops give organizations the opportunity to directly engage with local and national arts experts on topics such as COVID-19 and racial equity in the arts.

Upcoming Workshops

Don’t Wait – Collaborate! Collaboration as a Path Forward

Thursday, October 1,, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. CST
Zoom Webinar | Cost: Free

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Today’s changing landscape may require nonprofit arts and cultural leaders to consider new and different ways of adapting to today’s financial and programmatic realities. In many instances, collaboration may be one of the ways to maximize impact and ensure sustainability. In this workshop, led by Jess Cavagnero of SeaChange Capital Partners, the conversation will center around the different types of collaboration available to arts and cultural organizations and the necessary steps that need to be taken before entering one of these collaborations. The workshop will also feature case study examples of effective collaboration, a safe space to ask questions, and local funding opportunities designed for nonprofit collaboration.

Special guests during the workshop will include Margaret Black (Director, Lyda Hill Philanthropies & Better Together Fund) and Arnaldo J. López, Ph.D., (Managing Director, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater), and Arin Sullivan (Deputy Director, SMU DataArts).

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Jess Cavagnero
leads SeaChange’s activity in nonprofit mergers and sustained collaboration as well as its work in helping nonprofits analyze and develop financial strategies to refine their business models, including scenario planning, risk assessment, and restructuring. She is responsible for two grantmaking funds, The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration and The New York Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund, which each support nonprofits that are exploring or planning mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, administrative and programmatic partnerships, etc. She is a proud native New Yorker and graduate of Cornell University. She spends her “free” time encouraging her sons to be Mets fans, much to her husband’s dismay. Learn more about Jess by clicking here.

Past Workshops

This program is a component of the