Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce that The San Diego Foundation and Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego are subsidizing a portion of the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention registration fee for the San Diego community of emerging arts leaders. Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. The Annual Convention takes place June 16 – 18, 2011 in San Diego. Scholarships will be awarded to the first 25 emerging leaders who complete and return the Scholarship Request Form by 2pm PST on Friday, March 18, 2011.
California Museums – Sites of Global Dialogue. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, The Getty Center. What does it mean to be a global museum in California in the 21st century? The J. Paul Getty Museum and USC International Museum Institute invite you to spend the day with Southern California museum colleagues at the Getty Museum. In the morning, museum directors Roxana Velásquez, San Diego Museum of Art, and Jay Xu, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, will present papers and open the dialogue. Lunch with colleagues, viewing exhibitions, and an afternoon panel discussion complete the day. Further program information to be sent in March.
Open Museums: Creating a Digital Commons, Thursday, March 31, 10:00 to 12:00 noon, San Diego Hall of Champions’ Sports Theater. Seb Chan, a social media guru in web 2.0 applications and web analytics, leads this discussion on the benefits of sharing data across institutions. Seb will showcase various projects he has led at the Powerhouse Museum to make collections accessible to the public.
Who’s Using Your Website & How? Wednesday, March 30, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., San Diego Hall of Champions’ Sports Theater. Analyze your website traffic and marketing effectiveness in this introductory presentation led by Seb Chan, a social media guru in web 2.0 applications and web analytics. This program will explore various methods for measuring success of online content, including quantitative approaches. A limited number of individualized consultations with Seb Chan will be available to BPOC members at an additional charge.
sPARKs Audience Engagement Lab, Thursday, March 17 (4:30 – 7:00 p.m.) – Friday, March 18 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), House of Hospitality. Seeking active participants! The Balboa Park Learning Institute presents sPARKs -- a dynamic 24-hour learning event for arts, science, and cultural professionals to explore ambitious ideas for their institutions while working together in a collaborative, creative environment in Balboa Park. The inaugural sPARKs event will focus on new strategies for audience engagement, building on momentum from the 2010 Smith Leadership Symposium, “Motivation, Interactions, and Impact: Exploring Audience Experience.”
Museums & Mobile Online Conference, Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., San Diego History Center’s Thornton Theatre. The Balboa Park Learning Institute is a sponsor of the conference, which is provided by Learning Times and Pocket Proof. The conference will focus on practical guidelines for mobile project planning & strategy, effective content design & development, and selection of appropriate technology solutions.
Two Day, 4 Part Sustainability Workshop Series
The final session will deal with sustainability as it affects the U.S. and world economies. Toward this end, the issues of a “green economy” and “green jobs”will illustrate the interdependence of each of the elements of the Triple Bottom Line. This session will also provide a review of the concepts presented in the first three sessions of this sustainability series.
Collections Emergency Response Training, March 28 – April 1 (4.5 days), Location TBD. Free, candidates must submit an application to be considered. The collections emergency response team will be drawn from conservation, library, archive, and museum professionals. Selected candidates will be trained to assess damage and initiate salvage of cultural collections after a disaster has occurred and will be expected to make a committed effort to respond to an emergency when requested by FAIC. Selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis.
Audience Experience Data Discovery, February through May 2010, Japanese Friendship Garden. Phase II of the “Evaluating the Balboa Park Experience” audience research project digs deeper into the Parkwide data collected from over 10,000 surveys during Phase I. Staff from participating institutions will work with Dr. Marianna Adams and statisticians at the University of California, San Diego to analyze the visitor survey data and discuss Parkwide implications.
The second of the four sessions will go into much greater detail on the issues of energy, water and waste, and show how their management, or lack thereof, determines the extent to which activities, projects, or processes are sustainable. In both this, and the first, session, the topic of climate change and its causes will serve as a backdrop and motivation for much of sustainable development.
Continental breakfast & lunch included
Two Day, 4 Part Sustainability Workshop Series
In the third session, the instructor will show how the primary functional areas of buildings, transportation, and agriculture and land use, exhibit varying degrees of sustainability, largely as a result of how they address the issues of energy, water, and waste management.
Continental breakfast and Lunch will be provided
The first of four sustainability workshops held by the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership will cover the basics of sustainability– origins of the sustainability movement, definitions, principles, and those characteristics which lead to sustainable development. This session will introduce the concept of the Triple Bottom Line with its three interrelated and interdependent concepts ofthe Environment, Economy, and Social Equity. In preparation for subsequent sessions, the instructor will also preview the three most common issues of sustainability – energy, water, and waste management.